How is the weather in London in November?
Let Free Tours by Foot help you plan your trip to London in November. For this late Autumn month, we’ll tell you what to pack and some of the fun November events in London.
- What is Weather in London in November
- What to Wear in November in London
- London Events in November 2017
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The afternoon high temperatures early this month will mostly be in the mid 50s f (13-14C) with a few days reaching up into the low 60s f (about 15-16C). Early morning lows tend to be in the upper 40s f (8-9C). As the month progresses daytime highs fall into the upper 40s f (9-10C) while early morning lows tend to drop into the lower 40s f (5-6C) with a few mornings dipping down into the mid-30s f (1-2C).
Skies will be cloudy or mostly cloudy on 21-22 days with some rainfall likely on about 17 days. Snow is unlikely early in November; however towards the end of November the risk for some snow increases to about 5-10 %. The sun remains low on the horizon this month with about 9.5 hours of daylight early in November diminishing to a little over 8 hours near the end of this month.
It is always best to carry an umbrella in London. Early this month a medium weight waterproof jacket or coat might work fine, however, towards the end of the month some additional winter attire like hats and gloves or even a heavier coat might also come in handy.
The month of November changes from fall-like to winter-like in London and also tends to be wet so bring your weather gear, because there are a few outdoor events worth attending. One good event is the Bonfire Night (November 5, 2014) with fireworks to warm things up. Another might be the opening of Winter Wonderland at London’s Hyde Park later in the month.
When the clocks have gone back and the evenings draw in, the temperature slowly drops and London’s festive season comes to life! There’s no shortage of things to do, places to go, and fun to have here in November.
Regent Street Motor Show – On the day of the Motor Show, Regent Street will be closed to all public traffic. The Street will then be filled with exotic, classic, vintage, and unusual cars dating from as early as 1905 and as recent as this year. This is the largest motor show in the UK and is good fun for car lovers and families alike.
Date: o4 November 2014 from 10:00am to 16:00am
The Lord Mayor’s Show – Dating back to 1215 when King John granted the citizens of London to elect their own mayor, the Lord Mayo’s Show is a fabulous display of pomp and ceremony along the oldest streets in London. The newly elected Mayor of London will travel from the City to Westminster to pledge allegiance to the crown – and all of London can join the celebration. A colourful procession of pages, soldiers, horses and carriages will travel through London, finishing with a fireworks display over the river Thames.
Date: 11 November, 2017
Bonfire Night – Also known as Guy Fawkes Night, this is the night of the year where Brits commemorate the Gunpowder Plot. A scheme to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, the Gunpowder Plot failed and all the conspirators were arrested, tried and executed. To celebrate the failure of the Plot every year, firework displays, bonfires, and parties are held throughout the country.
London has a plethora of events and firework shows to choose from a small sampling of which are listed below.
Date: Remember, Remember the 5th of November! Though sometimes it is celebrated on different dates.
- Battersea Park – www.wandsworth.gov.uk
- Alexandra Palace – www.alexandrapalace.com
- Southwark Park – www.southwark.gov.uk
Remembrance Day/Sunday – Throughout the United Kingdom 11th November is known as Remembrance Day (or alternatively: Poppy Day and Armistice Day). This is the day of the year when Brits commemorate the lives of those who died in the first two World Wars, as well as subsequent conflicts. A two-minute silence will be held at 11:00am on the 11th of November – wherever you may be, you will notice those respecting this silence. All of London will fall quiet regardless of jobs to do, places to be, etc.
Remembrance Sunday this year will be on 9th November. This is the day of the year when church remembrance services will be held throughout the country. A parade will take place in London in Whitehall – a sombre ceremony of soldiers and members of the royal family. The Queen will pay tribute to fallen soldiers and attend services and events throughout the country.
Date: 11 & 12 November 2017
Cost: Various Events are Free
More Info: www.britishlegion.org.uk
London Jazz Festival – For Jazz lovers, or those new to the genre, the 25th London Jazz Festival is set to get underway in London this November. All across London will be a celebration of Jazz featuring concerts and performances by newcomers and world-famous veterans like Albert Ammons, Jason Moran, and Robert Glasper.
Date: 10-19 November 2017
More Info: www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – A more recent event on the London winter schedule, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is a fabulous and family friendly event that has quickly become a London tradition. With ice rinks, acrobats, frozen sculptures, games, rides and good and snacks galore, the Winter Wonderland is a true experience. Shop at the Market stalls, take a seat on the 60m tall observation wheel, thrill yourself on coasters, drunk mulled wine and cider, or take the kids to the children quarter.
Date: 17th November 2017 to 1st January 2018
Cost: Free to Enter – Food, Games, Rides vary
More Info: www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com