How is the Weather in London in April

This post is a summary of the London weather in April, with tips on what to pack and things to do (updated for 2018).  April means that Spring is here and you might a few more fellow tourists, especially around Easter at the beginning of the month. But you’re still visiting before the summer rush so its a great time to join us in London.

Click on the links below to learn more.  If you are coming at the start or end of the month, you may want to read our posts on London weather in March and May.



Average Temperatures in April

Daylight hours continue to increase rapidly this month gaining almost 2 extra hours between the 1st and the 30th.  Daytime high temperatures tend to be in mid 50s F (about 12C) early in April but will warm to about 60 F (15-16C) by the end of the month with a few afternoons seeing temperatures at or above 70F (21C).

London in April Weather

Late night and early mornings tend to remain cool early in April, averaging near 40F (4-5C) with a few colder mornings dipping to near 32F (0C).  Towards the end of April, mornings will mostly be in the mid-40s F (7-8C).


How Much Sun and Rain?

About 13-14 days will have either sunny or at least partly sunny skies while 18-19 days will record some rainfall with one of these days reporting snow. Accumulating snow is rare.  April winds are mostly light to moderate but occasionally can be fresh at 20-24 MPH (31-38 KPH).

London Weather in April


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April is changeable so it is best to bring rain gear and a warm coat or jacket for those cooler mornings and evenings. Also bring some lighter springtime attire for those warmer afternoons, especially if you’re visiting later in the month.

A pair or two of good walking shoes are also a must so you can enjoy all of our walking tours!


What to see in London during April

London in April begins to come alive as warmer weather allows for more outdoor activities including the London Marathon.  It is also a good time of year to visit some of London’s parks.  During April you can also enjoy the free St George’s Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square. The festivities include food, parades and children’s activities.

While visiting London, please join Free Tours by Foot for one of our popular tours like Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown Tour or if you are hungry, our East London Food Tour.

Check out our post on Things to Do in London in April.


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