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when to travel?

By Traveller February 17, 2017
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when to travel?

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By Ashok Traveller February 17, 2017

Hi, locals! I'm planning a Europe trip and would like to see London without rain (don't laugh!!!). Ok, which do you think is better: June or August (I'm assuming July has the biggest tourist crowds and school holidays all over Europe)?

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Hi Ashok, I think London is much nicer in June than August, there aren't as many tourists (as the kids aren't on their summer holidays until July). Its not as hot as in August but in the capital when there are soooo many people its much nicer on the tubes etc when its a little bit cooler. But I'm afraid there is no guarantee that it won't rain at all, so it might be best to bring an umbrella, just incase :)
J
Local February 18, 2017
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I'd recommend June as August is also school summer holidays and you never know when it's going to rain!
Local February 17, 2017
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According to the Met Office website, it doesn't look like there is much difference, but June may be the best bet:
(http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate/gcpvj0v07)

London is actually fairly dry (for the UK) - but you can get unlucky and end up in a rainy patch of a few days. Today we have blue skies!
Traveller February 17, 2017
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Hey Ashok - both June and August SHOULD be warm and relatively dry. However, I would say that June is probably more reliable for dry weather, even if it;s still warming up a bit, while August is a bit warmer but more humid, so you might get the odd bit of summer rain.
Local February 17, 2017
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There is genuinely no bad time to travel to London. In Summer, you can see the sights in often glorious weather, and in Winter, you can enjoy the festive lights and cosy up with a hot drink in one of Londons many coffee shops or bars. There's appealing things happening all year round, but if you want to get the most exploring done, I'd recommend May time. By May, the nights are lighter, the weather is picking up and it's not quite peak tourist season!
K
Local February 17, 2017
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Probs June. Don't get me wrong, there will be some days it rains however, everyone has finished exams and its the peak time like july in london for locals. With the weather being unpredictable it is not getting as warm as it does this time of year.