If you’re heading over to London in the next couple of weeks, you’ll be happy to know that July is one of the hottest months to grace this delightful capital city, with Holiday-Weather.com explaining that daily temperatures hardly ever fall below 18°C or rise above 27°C. In 2013, the city reached a scorching 33°C, increasing the monthly average to 25°C.
I wonder what will happen now with the “heatwave” that has been causing Britons havoc! The topic of weather is all the rage in the news now, but the warmth is often coupled with some rainfall, which is expected since England is typically rainy throughout the year.
Fortunately, if you travel to London now, you’ll only experience some light rain during your stay (moderate if you’re travelling later in the month). To make sure you’re fully prepared for the climate, here is a list of clothes to pack for your holiday.
1. A light leather jacket
Perfect for the cooler summer days and nights, Travel Fashion Girl shares that you can never go wrong with a light leather jacket. Plus it adds a bit of edge to an otherwise plain outfit.
2. Cardigans and scarves
Like the leather jacket, all this outdoor wear are great additions to your outfits and keep you warm when the weather is dreadful.
3. A couple of sundresses
Experts suggest that you leave your typical summer clothes behind when packing for a summer in England, but it never hurts to take a couple of those items with you in case the weather lets up. Take advantage of those sunny days with cute sundresses, and keep a cardigan in your tote in case of an emergency.
4. Several pairs of shoes for the different weather conditions
With your sundresses, you’ll want to pair them with sandals so that you’ll be comfortable walking around the city. Although, when temperatures drop below 20°C, ballet flats might be the more appropriate choice to wear. For those wet days, water resistant ankle boots will do.
5. An umbrella
No explanation necessary for this item.
As London’s busiest airport, you’re most likely going to pass through Heathrow. Now that all five terminals have opened, London Heathrow is now accommodating more passengers than ever with more options in everything from parking to airline carriers. To make sure everything goes as smoothly as possibly at the airport, check out their website for additional packing tips.
We visited London earlier this year, on the way to visit my sister in Cambridge. Spending an enjoyable time wandering the streets of Hackney and Islington, eating bagels, drinking coffee, and wandering in the parks, before catching our train out to the countryside. In true British fashion, the weather changed from hot to cold, from drizzle to sunshine in what seemed a matter of minutes! You really do have to be ready for anything weather wise! No wonder it’s such a favourite topic of discussion!