Best time to Visit the United Kingdom

Top destinations: London, Bath, Manchester, Liverpool, Oxford, Glasgow, Dublin

Tips

England: Train delays are common in autumn due to falling leaves

Rain falls throughout the year. Always bring an umbrella.

During August and year-end holidays, UK is overcrowded with holidaymakers.

Mini peak seasons: Bank holidays, music festivals, folk festivals, Wimbledon, football and rugby championships.

London Seasons

Winter: December to February

Spring: March to May

Summer: June to August

Autumn: September to November

Peak Tourist Season in UK

High Season Shoulder Season Low Season
 Jan – Feb Mar – May Jun – Aug
  Sept – Oct Dec

Peak Season vs Low Season – What is the Best Time to Go?

It depends what makes your ideal holiday.

The off season travel months are generally the cheapest time to visit any destination. There’s a good chance that hotels and attractions offer discounted prices.

In contrast, the best month to experience a destination also tends to the busiest, so you have to contend with more crowds and longer queues at attractions. But peak season is the peak for a reason, so there’s many things at their best – such as weather, opening hours, events etc.

If your calendar is pretty open, then shoulder season is a great time for independent travellers. Between peak season and off season, the ‘shoulder’ months give you the best of both worlds.