Leicester, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Leicester, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Leicester, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Leicester, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Leicester, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Leicester, England, United Kingdom by month

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January

In January, Leicester can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Leicester, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you are traveling to Leicester in February, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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March

Traveling to Leicester in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

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April

April in Leicester is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

Traveling to Leicester in May, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June in Leicester is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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July

Traveling to Leicester in July, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

If you vacation in Leicester during August, you may find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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September

September in Leicester is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

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October

If you visit Leicester during October, you are likely to see that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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November

Traveling to Leicester in November, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

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December

If you visit Leicester during December, you are likely to notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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Activities for Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Leicester.

If you are planning to go to the must-see St Nicholas Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you see the National Gas Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Kirby Muxloe Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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