Hi All, I'll be touring London in 1st week of Sep. I understand the weather can be unpredictable with occasional rain in London. What should I expect of the weather during this time in Sep? What to wear aside carrying a small brolly? It'll be a pity if we don't wear suitably and regret not enjoying the walks in the beautiful verdant gardens of London. Many thanks!
i wouldn't say its cold in September. It can even be hot. Summer seems to be stretching on longer and longer now. It does rain (the official figure is 8 days a month for September), but we don't have really heavy rain like you get in other countries. I went to Sydney once and was soaked to the bone after about ten seconds -- that was proper rain! Over here it's more likely to be five minutes of drizzle. Maybe put a little umbrella in your bag if you don't mind carrying it, but personally I don't think it's necessary
11 May 17, 00:18
Dear London Drum
I find your suggested tour Planner appealing and practical. So I'm adopting your 5-day planner but seems to hit a snag. For our Day One, we are arriving in London early morning and probably will be keeping the first half of the day to traveling to London, check in hotel and getting around etc. What Places of interest or can we visit or do from say 1 pm for the second half of Day One? We intend to stay around King Cross area.
There's not a lot to do around kings cross itself, if that's what you mean (there are a few things, but nothing that I would really recommend to a tourist). You might be a bit tired after the airport... but it's your first day, and you always want your first day to be exciting, so here's what I would do. jump on the tube at kings cross. Get the piccadilly line to Piccadilly Circus. When you step out the station the first thing you'll see are the neon lights at Piccadilly Circus. Walk over the road into Leicester Square, then carry on to Trafalgar Square to see Nelson column, then down Whitehall (past horse guards and Downing Street). When you get to Parliament Square you'll see Big Ben, Parliament and Westminster Abbey. It sounds a like a lot, but it's only thirty minutes of walking and it's a very straightforward walk. Then cross over Westminster bridge and have a ride on the London Eye. That only takes 45-minutes and it stays open late, so you won't have to worry about rushing. But make sure you book your tickets online beforehand. You'll still have loads of time for dinner. That will probably do for your first day.
11 May 17, 13:42
Hi, that's an excellent idea! Thank you very much! Will take up your suggestion for 2nd half of our 1st day.