Spring is the best time to visit London. The days are getting longer, the parks and gardens are in bloom, and the city is at its most colorful. But, while it is a fantastic time to visit, it can be a challenge to figure out what to wear in London in spring, thanks in part to unpredictable weather.
Weather in London in Spring
The temperatures in London are unpredictable in spring. Depending on the month you visit, you might encounter balmy highs of 15-20C or frigid lows of 0-5C.
While the temperatures might be unpredictable, the weather is not. In London in spring, expect rain. A lot of rain. Spring is one of the wettest seasons in London with average rainfalls of 37mm per month.
But, spring is also the season when London comes alive! In between raindrops and showers, the sun shines over the city, the flowers start to blossom and the sidewalks fill with happy, smiling people. Experiencing springtime in London definitely makes dodging a few raindrop worth it.
No matter what weather you’re faced with during your visit to London, if you remember to pack and wear these four key piece, I guarantee you’ll have a fun and fabulous time exploring London in spring.
What to Pack for London in Spring
Thin sweaters and t-shirts are a match made in heaven when packing for London in spring. These light layers work perfectly with a pair of jeans, keeping your top half the perfect temperature whether you’re out exploring or shopping the high street. These tissue turtlenecks from J.Crew are absolutely perfect for layering and still looking stylish.
Opt for a combination of bright colors and neutral strips, and you’ll feel fun, fabulous and fashionable as you explore all of London’s wonderful boroughs.
A waterproof trench is a perfect topper for any look. This classic piece from London Fog is perfection. It’s is heavy enough to keep you warm on colder days and in the evenings, but not so heavy that you’ll be too hot when enjoying the spring sunshine.
Depending on what activities you have planned, a trenchcoat can easily be dressed up or down, and they are versatile enough to go with any ensemble, no matter your style.
With rain a potential, it’s best to opt for a comfortable and waterproof shoe for your time in London. Chelsea or flat boots are always a great idea as they pair well with pants or a dress and tights. They can be dressed up or down and can take you from day to night with a few simple swaps.
If your style of dress is more casual, you can always slip into a pair of sneakers or trainers. White Converse or Sam Smiths are incredibly versatile shoes that pair well with skinny ankle length jeans. They are comfortable and classic and will take you throughout London without looking out of place.
If you’re looking for a nice combination of Chelsea boots and trainers, why not slip into a pair of Clark’s brogues. The perfect in-between shoe, brogues will keep your feet warm when the temperatures dip, but they won’t cause you to overheat if the temperatures rise. They’re also great for keeping your feet dry when navigating puddles and in the midst of a spring shower.
The potential for rain is high in London in spring, no matter when you plan on visiting. Before heading out for a day of shopping or sightseeing, pop that umbrella in your bag. That way you’ll be prepared should a few raindrops start falling.
When visiting London in spring, keep an eye on the forecast in the days leading up to your trip. This will help give you an idea of just what temperatures and conditions you might be in for. From there, focus on packing light layers, comfortable shoes and water-resistant outerwear, and you’re guaranteed to have a fun and fabulous time in the British capital.
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