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A seasonal guide to London

As the seasons change so does the city of London. Brave the cold and explore pop up markets with a warm drink in hand, take in the city’s iconic sights as the ground thaws, spend a lazy afternoon picnicking in the park, or enjoy a cool night out on the town. With each season offering its own unique charm there’s never a bad time to visit London.

If the weather cooperatres, there's plenty to experience outdoors during the London winter

If the weather cooperatres, there's plenty to experience outdoors during the London winter

Winter

The icy wind, gloomy skies and classically British drizzle are the perfect excuse to head to the nearest cosy pub and relax in front of an open fire with a pint – but don’t think London’s winters are all about hiding away indoors. If the rain stays off those bright, ice-cold mornings turn the capital into a frosty winter wonderland where fairs pop up in parks and market stalls offer warming seasonal treats and drinks. It’s time to wrap up warm and dive in.

Spring is the best time to take in London's iconic sights

Spring is the best time to take in London's iconic sights

Spring

As the early spring flowers start to peek through the earth, the city of London and its inhabitants undergo a change. Gone are the big coats and frowning faces of winter, replaced by a few more smiles and a sense of budding optimism now the weather’s looking better. And thanks to the clearer skies, events start springing up everywhere – make the most of those crisp mornings with a spot of museum hopping and taking in London’s iconic sights.

London may not have the most predictable summer weather, but when the sun comes out it's truly glorious

London may not have the most predictable summer weather, but when the sun comes out it's truly glorious

Summer

The British summer might not have the most predictable weather in the world, but when it gets it right it’s truly glorious. With loads of parks, pub gardens and open-air extravaganzas to enjoy in London, there’s nothing better than grabbing your picnic blanket and heading out to take in some comedy, music or just a pint and some nibbles in the sun. Greenwich Park and Kew Gardens are must-visits for the floral displays alone.

Fall is the perfect season to take in London's world-class theatres, bars, and restaurants

Fall is the perfect season to take in London's world-class theatres, bars, and restaurants

Fall

Cold, clear autumn mornings are a true wonder of nature, and there’s no better place to enjoy them than in London. The city’s green spaces are transformed as leaves burst into vivid shades of red, yellow and orange – and if you haven’t felt the joy of kicking through a pile of crispy leaves on the pavement then you really haven’t lived. Better yet, the colder nights mean it’s time to head indoors and start enjoying London’s world-class theatres, bars and restaurants.

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