When to go
May, June, September, October, December
Frank Sinatra sang about a “foggy day in London town,” and I have to be honest– the weather isn’t a draw for visiting the UK. Thankfully, spring and fall still have their fair share of nice days, so you can explore while avoiding the summertime crowds. Christmastime is magical in London, but for the most epic New Year’s Eve celebration in the world, plan to be in Scotland for Hogmanay!
What to Expect
The United Kingdom is an island nation made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales– and it’s so much more than the stereotypical scones, royalty, and obsession with tea (although that’s not wrong). I love setting up base in London for day trips around England to the Cotswolds, Bristol, Windsor, and Richmond. There are so many quaint villages to visit and so little time! Outside England, visit the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, taste whisky in Scotland, and visit Snowdonia National Park in Wales!
Guides to London + Day Trips!
For those heading to London and looking to see a calmer side of England, we have this lovely and super informative post from Sam, the Honest Explorer. Thanks so much, Sam, for helping our readers discover somewhere new and taking them from London
This post contains affiliate links. With so much happening in England’s bustling capital, you’d almost forget the many cities and villages that lie beyond it that makes for great day trips from London. However, England is so much more than the sprawling metropolis