Let's face it, London is a great location to visit at any time of year but winter is an especially fun time to visit with festive events and fantastic attractions to visit. We get asked all the time about the weather here in London and we are always on hand to offer some sage advice for any season and especially winter. If you are visiting soon, then take a look at our top tips for visiting London in winter!
1. Wrap up Warm
2. Bring an Umbrella
Yes, it does rain a fair bit in London (but not quite as much as you think!) and it is best to be prepared and to bring an umbrella in case you get stuck in a sudden down pour. A small umbrella kept in your handbag or rucksack is more manageable that an oversized brolley and prevents a soaking when on your day out in the city. More often than not, you won't need it but the London weather is slightly unpredictable in that regard.
4. Explore Indoor London
If you feel like exploring what London has to offer in the way of indoor activities, well then any of the iconic museums are a great choice and our particular favourites are the National Portrait Gallery, the Hunterian Museum (not for the squemish!), and the Science Museum. For kids, the London Aquarium and the Natural History Museum are a must. Keep an eye out on social media for any interesting temporary exhibitions or try a little retail therapy in some of the huge department stores in the West End.
5. Festive AttractionsOne of the great things about Winter in London is all of the festive attractions in the city. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Christmas Markets, and Christmas theatre and dance shows are just some of the highlights of the festive calendar. Another great thing to do in winter is to check out some of the ice rinks across the city. Some, like Alexandra Palace, have been around for years and are open throughout the year, while others only open for winter and Christmas festivities. Some of the best include the outdoor rink at the Natural History Museum and the London Eye. Read our blog for more info on the best outdoor ice rinks in London.
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