Best Time to Visit London | A Month to Month Guide

January 10, 2020

We might be biased because we’re here all year long, but London always has something to offer come rain or come shine. Being in the temperate zone, the four seasons in England each have their own distinct weather patterns that bring their own perks and disadvantages when it comes to holidaying. We’ve compiled a seasonal guide of London’s most distinct features so no matter the month of your stay, you can enjoy it in its entirety.

Winter (December, January, and February)

London in Winters

Unless you are a lover of the cold and wet, the winter months can seem pretty gloomy in London. However, these months actually have a lot going for them: packed with holidays, indoor activities and if you’re lucky, snow! Winter Wonderland at Christmas and the London Eye fireworks at New Years Eve are by no means the end to the winter festivities, with the Chinese New Year parade coming at the end of January, alongside the stunning Festival of Lights. If that wasn’t enough, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner mid-February: the best time of year to enjoy the romantic dining options, and multitude of cosy theatres in London’s centre.

Spring (March, April, and May)

Spring Season in London

Spring brings with it the first of many bank holidays, the return of the sunshine, and revival of London’s green spaces. Despite the weather warming up, the phrase ‘April showers’ doesn’t exist for nothing! Grab your raincoat and head to Perivale Woods to wander through the sea of bluebells, or enjoy the multitude of craft and food fairs that blossom during spring. St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to try out any number of London’s traditional pubs and world-famous lagers. There’s no need to cower indoors, but with the night still longer than the day, there’s no better season to spend the evenings cosied up in your 4 or 5 star hotel room.

Summer (June, July, and August)

Chelsea Flower Show London

The official start of summer in London brings the lovely hot weather and the perfect opportunity to enjoy all the green spaces on offer. The Chelsea Flower Show will have just graced the streets of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and it is likely you will still find gorgeous window displays in the area. Any number of rooftop bars offer the ultimate space to take advantage of the long days and view of the sunset over London’s skyline. It’s hard to find a city that does festivals better and there is certainly no shortage of places to dance the day (and night) away. Take to the streets for Notting Hill Carnival or the stunning Hyde Park for British Summer Time festival.

Autumn (September, October, and November)

Autumn Season in London

Saying goodbye to summer is no reason to be sad in London when autumn is perhaps the most picturesque season there is. Grab your favourite boots and head to Hampstead Heath to enjoy the carpet of golden leaves, and then warm up in one of the areas’ many fire-warmed pubs afterwards. Halloween is alight with fun parties and opportunities to dress up, followed closely by Diwali Festival, which itself is followed by Bonfire Night- every marshmallow and fireworks-lover’s dream. Top off your autumnal visit with an unbeatable view of the Tower of London from our very own Tower Suites and you might event spot one of the ghosts rumoured to haunt the building on halloween night!

We hope this has provided some inspiration for your trip: now all there’s left to do is find one of the best hotels in London for a comfortable stay. Happy holiday planning!