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

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Traveling to London, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to London, here is 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 London, England, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for London, England, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • 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).

  • (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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you visit London during January, you are likely to see that it can be brisk 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). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you visit London during February, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly 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). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

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March

March in London is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost about a third of the time.

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April

If you vacation in London during April, you might 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 high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. There is frost once in a while.

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May

Traveling to London in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in London is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

In July, London is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for London, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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August

If you visit London during August, you might find that it is mild. 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). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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September

September for London is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October in London is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

If you go to London in November, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December here can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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