Ah, the view of the solar eclipse in London – so much shitter than expected and yet somehow better because of it. We Londoners never like getting excited about things, so the whole kerfuffle really came into its own when it became an excuse to moan and generally have a bad time. And you guys did seem to really to love our massively sarcastic coverage this morning.
Because London IS the rest of the UK (in our heads) we kinda assumed that the whole solar experience was a bit of a bummer across the country. However, we were wrong. We asked Time Out editors from across the UK to share the best eclipse snaps from their cities. In some places it was as dramatic as we had always imagined – a real moment to treasure – in others it was still pretty awful tbh.
Eclipse rating: SO-LARvly
Our team said: ‘While London sat beneath a smoggy shroud of gloom this morning (doesn’t it always?), and so saw absolutely none of the promised eclipse, here in the West Country we were spoilt with blue skies.’
Eclipse rating: SO-LAudable
Our team said: ‘Glasgow was caught somewhere in the middle – you could see a bit, but not that much really. It’s a state of affairs best summed up by that classic defeatist Scottish double negative: ‘no bad’.’
Eclipse rating: SO-LAughable
Our team said: ‘Some of the most beautiful and eye-wateringly moving images of Manchester ever recorded.’
— Great Food at Leeds (@GreatFoodLeeds) March 20, 2015
Eclipse rating: SO-LAme
Our team said: ‘Brings a tear to the eye, doesn’t it?’
— City Cabs Edinburgh (@CityCabsEdin) March 20, 2015
Eclipse rating: SO-LARng suckers
Our team said: ‘We hate to break it to you guys, but the eclipse in Edinburgh? That was actually kinda spectacular.’
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