Why Visit London
London is a sprawling hub with dozens of thriving neighborhoods, each with its own character and specialty. Visit Shoreditch and Mayfair for clothing and food, West End and South Bank for the theatre scene, and Kensington for museums and high-end shopping.
When to Visit London
For savings and mild temperatures, visit London in the spring and fall, when you can be outside with fewer tourists. Summer is high season, so you'll encounter crowds. In winter, you'll find lower prices but more rain. December is crowded over the holidays.
London has a reputation for bleak weather, but the city's annual rainfall is less than New York City. And while it's usually cloudy, London tends to have milder winters with barely any snow. April, May, June, September, and October see mild temperatures and smaller crowds.