Things to Do in London by Month

Plan your trip to London with our month-by-month guide to what's on, including weather, shows, events, festivals, shopping, activities, and much, much more. 

If you're not sure what time of year to visit London, check out the best times to visit.

September in London

September is festival month in London, as the capital comes alive with an array of city-wide celebrations, many of which are free to attend.

October in London

In October, London's food and drink scene comes to the fore with a series of festivals, while Halloween showcases the capital's spooky side.

November in London

As the evenings get darker in November, fireworks light up the skies for Bonfire Night, London's streets begin to sparkle with festive lights, and traditional pubs offer a cosy retreat.

December in London

December is the most magical time to visit London, with Christmas shopping, pop-up ice rinks and fantastic New Year's Eve celebrations, including the famous fireworks at the London Eye.

January in London

January is a great time to visit on a budget, pick up some bargains in the winter sales and make the most of London's free attractions.

February in London

If you come to London in February, you can sample China's influence on the city, wow your loved one with a romantic rendezvous, and stay a step ahead with cutting-edge fashion.

March in London

March is a top time to visit London. There's sporting prowess on the river Thames, the city is bedecked with early spring blooms and patriotic celebrations honour England's neighbours.

April in London

Visit London in April to make the most of the spring and enjoy free events such as the London Marathon, St George's Day celebrations and Easter activities.

May in London

Make the most of May in London.  As the city's weather warms up, so does its calendar of open-air events with flower shows, vibrant cultural celebrations and fun activities for all.

June in London

Visit London in June to enjoy some of the capital's most famous royal events, including Trooping the Colour, as well as outdoor festivals in the sunshine.

July in London

July is the perfect time to explore London's outdoor attractions and open-air events, including Wimbledon, Pride and some of the capital's biggest music festivals.

August in London

London hosts Europe's biggest street party in August, while family-friendly attractions keep children amused during the school summer holidays.