Best Time to Go to London

London is one of the most exciting places in the world. This dynamic city is home to a cosmopolitan population and a thriving cultural scene.

The capital of the United Kingdom is a perfect blend of traditional charm and modern wonders. London is the largest city in western Europe, and you could spend a lifetime exploring without seeing all it has to offer.

Ready for the ultimate British getaway? From January to December, you’ll never be bored in London.

Here is the best time to go to London!

Summer in London

Summer in London

  • Months: June to September

Londoners adore summer. When the skies finally open up and the sun is shining, everyone in Britain is walking on cloud nine. In a city where you can spend weeks under gray skies, people drop everything when the sun finally comes out.

During the summer, London’s rooftop bars fill up. The world-class, open-air theaters are in full swing. People lounge at sidewalk cafés and lie out in the parks. When there’s sunshine, what more do you need?

If you want to inject some excitement into your trip, get your heart racing at the Red Bull Soapbox Race or the city’s weekend-long cycling fest, RideLondon. Into tennis? Of course, you can’t miss the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

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Autumn in London

  • Months: October to November

The city is gorgeous in the fall. London’s parks are truly at their best when all the colors change and the air is crisp. Grab a sweater, sip some mulled wine, and enjoy the relative calm that comes when the crazy summer tourism season ends.

If you are lucky enough to be in London in early November, you are in for a great time. On the fifth of November, Britain celebrates Bonfire Night (a.k.a. Guy Fawkes Night). After dark, the entire city is lit up with gorgeous fireworks displays.

Halloween is another prime time in London. Get ready to have a scream at the Haunted Medieval Banquet in St Katharine Docks or go to London’s Sea Life Aquarium where you can dive in the dark with sharks!

Ready to rock your best Halloween look? The mystery ball at the The Mansion London is one of the coolest events on earth. Held in a secret venue that is announced only forty-eight hours beforehand, this is where all of the hip Londoners are.

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Winter in London

  • Months: December to February

In the United Kingdom, people say “there is no bad weather, only bad clothing.” Having the right gear for winter in London is essential. Bring your rain boots and a good-quality jacket. Once you have waterproofed your style, you are ready to take on the city.

Visit the ice rinks of London, and fall in love with the European traditional Christmas markets. For the most gorgeous sight of the season, get to the Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, and then check out some of the alpine-style retreats.

A word for the shopaholics: January is prime time! Hit the shops after the New Year to get some of the best deals of the year.

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Spring in London

  • Months: February to May

How many poems and ballads have been written about the magical English springtime? When Londoners ditch their umbrellas and the flowers start blooming, the city is bustling.

Get your vitamin D fix on one of London’s famous boat tours. Explore the city’s greatest sites from the River Thames or one of the many canals.

Ready to get physical? Grab a bike and see London as you breeze along the Regent’s Canal or take part in the time-honored tradition of rowing through the picturesque Regent’s Park.

Once you have worked up an appetite, lay out a picnic at the London Fields. You will find Londoners flocking to this local fave as soon as the sun peeks out.

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Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.