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Looking to go to London when the sun is shining? Or maybe you’re on a mission to stretch your bucks and avoid long lines. See when the ideal time of year is to schedule your visit, based on your top travel priorities.
The best time to visit this popular bucket-list destination depends on what you’re looking to do. For pleasant weather and easy access to guided tours and major London events and attractions, spring and summer are your best bet. But warmer weather draws crowds, which some travelers prefer to avoid.
London’s peak tourist season starts in late spring and continues through the summer. While London’s climate is relatively mild — average low winter temperatures hover around 40ºF — the sunniest, driest weather is in June and July. Highs are in the 70s.
October, November and December see the most average rainfall, making September a sweet spot for London travel. Plan your trip this month for the best chance of sunshine and fewer crowds.
You’ll find reduced rates in the coldest months of the year: January and February. While cooler, the weather’s drier this time of year than in October through December.
For a mix of budget-friendly travel options and nicer weather, consider early spring and fall.
Most of London’s famous attractions are open year-round, although some have limited hours in the winter. Plan your trip around the ideal times for checking must-do activities off your list.
For the best shot at a sunny trip to London, plan your trip for the busy summer months. But if you’re content to carry an umbrella or a coat, skip the crowds and get away in late fall or winter.
Take a look at our guide to finding the best flight deals to London once you’ve narrowed down your dates!
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