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Best Time to Visit London

This is a truly tough one to decide on, for there’s not a single day in London when something exciting isn’t happening and when the charm of the city does not envelop you completely.

Weather Considerations

The summer months from May to September are recommended as the weather is good and even if the sun does play hooky, it’s only for a while. The worst months for sun-loving visitors are November to February with long cold, dark nights.

Tourist Season

Tourist season is between April to September when the weather is most hospitable.

July and August would most certainly fall into the "when not to go" category if you cannot stand big crowds and noisy streets and aren’t too keen on frittering away all that you have in your pocket. These are the months when both the coasts, as well as metros like London are overflowing with tourists from all over the world. Moreover, the summer season will be at its peak during these months adding to the already suffocating atmosphere.

Best Time to Visit for Events or Festivals

Sports fans generally flock the country between May-July, when the FA Soccer and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships happen. The Chelsea Flower Show which takes place in the month of May shouldn’t be missed either. For those of us who prefer action at a slower pace, the Trooping of the Colour pageantry on the Queen's birthday in London takes place in mid-June. In September, you can be a part of ‘Open House London’, when you can venture inside any of the 700-odd buildings in the city without spending a penny and admire their fantastic architecture. If, however, you can brave the crowd and the heat, July and August are dotted with ample events for a playful tourist.

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