Autumn in London might mean shorter days and cooler nights, but it’s still an atmospheric time to visit the capital, with colorful fall foliage blanketing the city parks and a host of festivals and events to distract you from the cold. Fewer crowds and shoulder-season prices also make visiting London in October a good time for sightseeing, after which you can warm up with a traditional pub dinner.
September 1, 2015
Summer might be coming to an end in London and the nights getting cooler — the average temperature in September is 16°C, with highs starting off around 20°C (make sure to pack a light jacket or raincoat, as well as a warm sweater for the evening hours) — but there’s still plenty to see and do in London in September. Here are a few dates for your diary.
August 4, 2015
It’s the busiest and sunniest month in the British capital and there are plenty of good reasons to visit London in August. This is the time to rent a deckchair in the park, relax in a beer garden or cool off at one of London’s lidos, but there are also a host of open-air festivals, seasonal markets and alfresco events to fill up your itinerary. Here are a few of the most important dates for your diary.
July 14, 2015
Few London landmarks are as iconic and universally recognizable as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the grand Gothic building and huge clock tower that loom over the Thames riverside, fronted by the Westminster Bridge. It’s the instantly recognizable postcard image of London and for many first time visitors, one of the must-see attractions at the top of the sightseeing itinerary.
July 7, 2015
With the City of London Festival in full swing and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships finals drawing huge crowds, there’s plenty to see and do in London in July, and it’s the ideal time for a day at the beach or a road trip to the Cotswolds. This is the time of year for alfresco drinking, picnics in the park, watching a movie under the stars and swimming at London’s lidos, but be sure to add these dates to your diary too:
July 1, 2015
Madame Tussauds will be welcoming some new faces this summer, as the legendary waxworks museum gets set to host two special exhibitions, featuring two famous icons from different sides of the Atlantic.
June 24, 2015
Ever wondered where the Queen of England takes her afternoon tea, or where Will and Kate will be introducing their newborn to its Royal relatives? Well, now’s the time to find out, as the magnificent Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public for eight weeks only.
Few Royal buildings are as famous as London’s majestic Buckingham Palace and while watching the daily changing of the guard is a must-see attraction for many tourists, the real highlight of the year is the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening, when mere mortals get the chance to walk in the footsteps of Royalty.
June 23, 2015
With its grand central boulevard flanked by tall Victorian buildings and neighboring districts including Kensington and Chelsea, Knightsbridge has long been one of London’s most exclusive postcodes. For those who can’t afford a 5-star Belgravia apartment or chauffeur-driven Bentley, shopping in London Knightsbridge is the next best thing, with access to some of the city’s most iconic department stores and a chain of luxurious boutiques.
June 16, 2015
From unique ways to explore London’s museums to afternoon tea with a twist in London, there are plenty of fun ways to spice up your sightseeing tour in the British capital, and there’s no excuse for sticking to the well-trodden tourist trail. To help you add something a little different to your trip, here are eight quirky things to do in London.
June 5, 2015
Teeming with iconic landmarks and renowned for its world-class museums, busy shopping districts and non-stop entertainment, London is the ideal choice for a short getaway or stopover, but with so much to see and do it can be hard to know where to start. First-timers can take in the highlights on a London in One Day Sightseeing Tour, but there’s much more to the British capital than just the top attractions. To help you plan your itinerary and maximize your time in the city, here are 5 things not to miss on a short trip to London.