london in November

Visiting London in


In November, the days get shorter, the weather get colder and the nights get darker. Autumn in London is a bustling city that comes alive with twinkling Christmas lights and special events. No matter how you spend a November day in London, you're guaranteed to find something new and special during your time here. Warm up in one of the traditional pubs, chat to locals, and enjoy all that this world capital has to offer.

What to expect


  • Average Daytime Temperatures: 49 F (10C)
  • Average Overnight Temperatures: 41 F (5C)
  • Sunny or partly sunny days: 13
  • Rainy days: 17

What to wear

  • Pack your rain gear: an umbrella, a light raincoat and water proof / resistant, comfortable walking shoes.
  • November is a chilly month, so pack something to keep you warm (some additional winter clothes).
  • Dress in layers – in can be cool particularly in the mornings and evenings, especially on the observation decks

London Prices in November

London is a busy year-round destination. November is the shoulder season, therefore this month, you'll be able to take advantage of all the budget-friendly values throughout the city. Flights and travel to London are much less expensive than in the peak summer season, and hotel prices are also substantially discounted during this time. Book your flights and accommodation in advance for the best prices and save money by booking at the right times.

Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you 50% on regular admission prices – see more

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Getting around

With roughly 30 million travellers per year, London easily ranks as one of the most visited cities on earth. London is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options

London Underground

The quickest way to travel around, London's Underground metro system is the oldest and most famous in the world. In total, there are 11 lines on the Tube within nine zones. On most days the London Tube is open between 5AM and 12AM, but there is extended services for Friday and Saturday. Fares vary widely for the London Underground depending on when you're using the service and how far you're going. The easiest way navigate the Tube is to invest in what's known as an Oyster Card. These re-chargeable card can be purchased at any Tube station. Put as much money as you want on your Oyster Card and scan it at the entrance of the Tube station. It’s much cheaper to use than single tube tickets.

Black Cabs - Traditional London taxis

These cabs can easily be found all over central London as well as by major train stations, bus stops, and by Heathrow Airport. Please ensure the yellow "taxi" light in the front of the cab is on when you're trying to hail a vehicle.
All taxicab services in London are metered and there's a £3 minimum charge. While you're not required to tip, it's always welcome, and most Londoners will round up their fare.

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Things to do in November

Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in London in November:

1.Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.

2. Bonfire Night

Enjoy a fireworks show, London style, when you experience the Bonfire Night Fireworks. Celebrated in November on Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night is an annual festival commemorating the night that Guy Fawkes and several of his friends attempted to blow up the House of Parliament on November 5, 1605.

3. The Lord Mayor's Show

Filled with marching bands, elegant parades, and plenty of dancers, the Lord Mayor's show is an annual event dating back more than 800 years. Taking place over a 3 mile stretch, the show includes more than 140 floats and features the Lord Mayor's Coach.

4. Regent Street Motor Show

The Regent Street Motor Show offers visitors a wide display of vehicles, including classics, famous cars of celebrities, and unique automobiles. The vehicles are on display from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus.

5. EFG London Jazz Festival

Experience the culture of the city when you travel to London. The EFG London Jazz Festival is a vibrant display of the soul of London through its music and art. As part of the original Camden Festival, the EFG London Jazz Festival began in the early 1970's and has continued the traditions begun by the Camden Festival.

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 The Lord Mayor's Show 3
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Rainy Day Options in London

Tower of London

Learn about the storied history of London with a trip to this epic tower. Visitors will delight in the exhibit of the Royal Family crown jewels, including the Imperial State Crown. The guards of the tower will regale visitors with tales of the bloody history of these times, enchanting everyone who walks through the gates. Visit to the Tower of London is free with the London Sightseeing Pass.

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West End Theatre

taking a West End show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to London. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show, but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting the Encore Box office. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site we offer 55 GBP towards your theatre ticket

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London Museums

Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of the best London Museums or Galleries. Whether your interest is in art, science or history, there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from the British Museum, The National Gallery, Tate Modern, the Kensington Museums of Natural History or Science Museum – all offer free entry to the public.

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