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What is the best time to visit London?

London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. If you are planning a visit to London and what to understand – what’s the weather like in London – you are looking at the right post.

In this post, I will share the insights on best time to visit London. Actually, tourists are coming to London all round the year, irrespective of weather. Depending on what you want to do, you can choose the month / time to visit London.

Average London Weather though out the year

While the above chart will give you a good idea of average temperature, it is worth noting that London weather is bit unpredictable. You can experience few cold or rainy days even when it is summer season. People always joke that “You can’t predict London weather”.

Best Time to visit London:

June to Aug is the warmest and busiest time to visit London. Note that July and Aug is also school holidays period within UK. That makes the tourist destinations more busier. You can expect increase in the flight ticket prices and hotel prices during July & Aug.

December: People do visit London during Christmas and New Year Period. London looks beautiful during this celebration period with wonderful street lighting and activities. Fireworks on New year eve at London Eye is phenomenal.

Mar-May / Sep- Nov: If you want to avoid the busiest period, you can consider the months before / after summer. These months can offer good value for money.

Best Time to visit London (Special Events)

Every year London host amazing special events including festivals, cultural celebrations, sports events, Christmas activities and royal parades. Many tourists plan their trip to experience such festivals / celebrations.

Se of the biggest annual events in London include Notting Hill Carnival, Wimbledon tennis, Trooping the Colour, St Patrick’s Day, Bonfire Night and the BBC Proms. In winter, top London events include the New Year’s Eve fireworks, Winter Wonderland event in Hyde Park and the Chinese New Year annual celebrations.

See the London Events calendar to find more about unmissable events – Top 20 Annual Events in London

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