Londoner's cope with higher temperatures and hot stuffy tubes so it's no wonder they've been dubbed the "sweatiest county in the UK" by researchers.

London leads the way when it comes to perspiring persons, confirming the capital’s status as "drenched and clammy", claims an air conditioning appliance retailer. analysed sales data of its air cooling appliances per capita and found that Greater London accounted for 85% of purchases to help them cool down.

The increase in sales may be due to the capital boasting a denser population than other UK cities, high rise buildings and less outdoor spaces in which to enjoy a heatwave.

Londoner's apparently need air cooling appliances the most

Mark Kelly, marketing manager at, said: “Based on huge surges in sales of our air conditioning products we can see that there is a definite north south divide.

"Greater London and its surrounding counties accounted for almost 75% of sales in May.

“Air conditioners are now seen as an easy and accessible solution to cooling the home and workplace, with freestanding and energy efficient models making them a must have during a British summer heatwave”.

Following the hottest ever May on record for 176 years, which saw temperatures soar to 28.1C and ahead of the heatwave set to sweep the nation this weekend, sales of air conditioning appliances rose by 152%, making 27th May the greatest day for sales in the company’s history.

The commuter belt region of Essex, Kent, Surrey, and Hertfordshire followed in the top five.

Despite the North of England’s rainy reputation, just two northern counties, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, made the top 10 list, making it surprisingly dry up North.

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