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 When to Go 
Summer is high season in London, with the warmest temperatures, the thickest crowds at major attractions, and the steepest hotel rates of the year. England's notoriously fickle climate can bring gray skies and chilly rain even during the warmest months, but summertime visitors can usually count on pleasant conditions at least part of the time, with daylight lasting well into the evening hours.

While you certainly cannot count on fine weather in spring and fall, bright skies and pleasant temperatures are not unusual, and the museums and other attractions tend to be significantly less crowded during these shoulder-season months. Keep your brolly on hand and the inevitable periods of rain will only present a mild inconvenience.

The short, gray days of winter are the best time to shop for hotel bargains, particularly on weekends when business hotels are trying to fill empty rooms. As always in England you must be prepared for rain, but you'll find plenty of breathing room in the museums and palaces, and you'll have an easier time getting into the city's top restaurants. London takes on a particularly festive holiday atmosphere during the weeks leading up to Christmas, and January is a time of significant after-Christmas discounts at boutiques and department stores.
Information: Visit London,

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