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It was 50 Degrees in London today or Why Winter is a Good Time to Go To London

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We’re based in Chicago and we have some pretty brutal temperatures through the winter. Today it was below zero when I woke up and it was almost 50 degrees in London.

Where do you think we’d rather be?

This made me think of a very important travel tip. The winter is a great time to go to London.

There’s 4 Reasons why:

  • Moderate Temperatures
  • Less Crowds
  • Cheaper Plane Tickets
  • Cheaper Hotels

Despite London being much further north than the continental United States – Britain is warmed by the warm Caribbean waters that venture via the Gulf Stream. This make Britain’s climate milder.

Now, they’ve had a particularly harsh winter this year – but extreme cold and snow is rare in London.

I’ve been to London 5 times during the off season and I’ve always had a lovely time.

You risk more wintry weather in January but February is a little warmer and March is even warmer. By the end of February the Daffodils will be blooming – the first sign of spring in Britain.

So if your looking for the cheapest time of year to travel to London with reliably decent weather – then think about planning a trip in January, February or March.

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.

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