Spring is the perfect time to visit England for those who can’t bear temperatures over 75 degrees fahrenheit. There are less tourists crowds, plus hotel and airfare prices are still decently priced.
It is when we can still expect bouts of cold days. The weather can be unpredictable making it rather difficult to decide what to pack when traveling to England in spring. If you are having problems deciding what to wear, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Prior to visiting England, it’s important to know what the weather will be like when you arrive. We’ve included a few charts depicting London’s average temperature and rainfall by month.
The temperature in London ranges from the mid 70s ºF in the summer to a little above freezing in the winter. In spring and fall, temperatures are moderate, hovering around the 50s ºF and 60s ºF.
Click here to view the Celsius version.
London is known for it’s rain and cloudy days. The chart below depicts the average amount of rain in London. It rains on around 20 days in any given month.
Regardless of what month you’re traveling, remember to bring an umbrella or a raincoat.
Click there for the Millimeter version.
Spring Packing List For Women:
Note: This list works for Fall too.
Think layering when traveling to England in all seasons, and especially in spring.
- Spring jacket – I wear the Arc’teryx Atom jacket or you could pack something similar (1)
- Dress jacket – brown or dark blue (1)
- Jeans or trousers – one that matches your shirts/T-shirt (1)
- Long sleeve t-shirt – Stio baselayer or similar (1)
- T-shirt – for sleeping, exercise and for going out (2)
- Tank tops (2) one black and one brown
- Tights (1) – for wearing with dresses or long shirts or as layering (with trousers or jeans) when it is extremely cold
- Dresses (1) – since it is spring, get some dresses out. If it’s too cold wear them with tights
- Blouses (2) – one long and one short sleeves
- Underwear – 5
- Bra – 2
- Socks – 2
- Shoes – (1) Toms walking shoes
- Scarf (1)
- Pajama pants or lounge pants (1)
- Swim wear (1)
Along with the list above, we also have our airport clothes (the ones we wear to the airport) that consist of the following:
- Jeans or your go to pants for flights
- Scarf – that also functions as blanket and to keep warm
- Cardigan -maybe you would like to wear the dress jacket instead of cardigan. If so pack the cardigan instead of dress jacket.
Accessories and Electronics
- Smartphone loaded with books and music
- Converter charger
- External battery for smartphone
- Snacks – fruit bars, dried fruits, a bar of chocolate
- Empty stainless steel water container, Thermos or a vacuum bottle like this from GSI Outdoors
- Headphones – we use the Sol Republic Shadow bluetooth earbuds
- A thin Moleskin notebook
- Bluetooth keyboard – I’m traveling with 2 iPhones, an iPhone 6s Plus and an iPhone 4s. Instead of bringing my MacBook Pro, I traveled with a Bluetooth keyboard which I used with my iPhone 6s Plus. The wireless keyboard and iPhone 6s combination worked really well and I used the Pages app to do some writing. You might want to consider using a Bluetooth keyboard with your smartphone instead of going through the hassle of bringing a laptop.
- Luggage lock
Toiletries and Hygiene
- Essential oils – peppermint, lavender, Thieves and Joy (fragrant)
- Jojoba oil for hair
- Concealer (BB cream)
- Rain boots
If you don’t mind traveling with a check-in luggage you can bring all three. Travelers who prefer to travel light should just bring the raincoat or the umbrella, not the rain boots. You can wear a waterproof walking shoes instead.
These are the things in my luggage which I am bringing to London and Yorkshire with a side trip to Stuttgart for 3 weeks. I would probably be purchasing one blouse/t-shirt and a scarf while visiting both countries.
Here is a photo of the things in the carry-on luggage:
Bear in mind about the carry-on luggage dimension when traveling to multiple countries with multiple airlines. I am flying with Delta, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Delta and Virgin Atlantic are partner airlines, meaning the carry-on dimension is the same.
For dimensions please use the table on this page.
What are your thoughts? Let us know what is in your luggage when traveling to England in spring.