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Best time to visit England

Our verdict

The best time to visit England is May-October

England is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, May-October is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The very hottest temperatures in London, one of the most popular tourist destinations in England, tend to reach around 27℃ (80℉) in the height of summer. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as -1℃ (31℉), although this can differ at other destinations across England depending on the geography.

The sun stays up the longest in England in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in England usually falls during the months surrounding June each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to England, the weather by month for the top destinations and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

England seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. England is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in England

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BathMay-June
6℃
1℃
7℃
2℃
11℃
3℃
15℃
6℃
18℃
8℃
21℃
11℃
23℃
13℃
23℃
14℃
20℃
11℃
15℃
9℃
10℃
5℃
7℃
3℃
BrightonMay-September
8℃
4℃
8℃
4℃
10℃
5℃
12℃
7℃
15℃
9℃
17℃
12℃
20℃
14℃
20℃
14℃
18℃
13℃
15℃
11℃
11℃
8℃
9℃
6℃
HalifaxSeptember
5℃
1℃
6℃
1℃
8℃
2℃
12℃
4℃
14℃
6℃
17℃
8℃
19℃
11℃
18℃
11℃
16℃
9℃
12℃
7℃
8℃
4℃
6℃
2℃
LondonMay-October
7℃
2℃
8℃
3℃
11℃
4℃
14℃
6℃
17℃
8℃
20℃
11℃
22℃
13℃
22℃
14℃
19℃
11℃
15℃
9℃
10℃
6℃
8℃
4℃
ManchesterMay-June
6℃
2℃
6℃
2℃
9℃
2℃
12℃
4℃
15℃
7℃
17℃
9℃
19℃
11℃
18℃
11℃
16℃
10℃
13℃
8℃
9℃
5℃
6℃
3℃
NewquayJune-September
9℃
7℃
9℃
6℃
10℃
6℃
12℃
8℃
14℃
10℃
16℃
12℃
18℃
15℃
18℃
15℃
17℃
14℃
15℃
12℃
12℃
9℃
10℃
8℃
OxfordMay-June
6℃
1℃
7℃
1℃
9℃
2℃
12℃
4℃
15℃
6℃
17℃
9℃
19℃
11℃
19℃
11℃
17℃
9℃
13℃
7℃
9℃
4℃
7℃
2℃
Port IsaacMay-June
9℃
6℃
9℃
6℃
10℃
6℃
12℃
7℃
14℃
10℃
16℃
12℃
18℃
14℃
18℃
15℃
17℃
13℃
15℃
12℃
12℃
9℃
10℃
8℃
St IvesJune-September
8℃
4℃
8℃
4℃
10℃
5℃
12℃
6℃
15℃
9℃
17℃
11℃
20℃
14℃
19℃
14℃
18℃
12℃
15℃
11℃
11℃
8℃
9℃
6℃
The CotswoldsMay-June
6℃
1℃
7℃
2℃
10℃
2℃
13℃
4℃
15℃
6℃
18℃
9℃
21℃
12℃
20℃
12℃
18℃
10℃
14℃
8℃
9℃
5℃
7℃
3℃
WhitstableJune-August
7℃
5℃
7℃
5℃
9℃
6℃
11℃
8℃
14℃
10℃
16℃
13℃
19℃
15℃
19℃
16℃
18℃
14℃
15℃
12℃
11℃
9℃
9℃
6℃
WisleyMarch-May
7℃
2℃
8℃
3℃
10℃
3℃
14℃
5℃
16℃
8℃
19℃
10℃
22℃
13℃
21℃
13℃
19℃
11℃
15℃
9℃
10℃
6℃
8℃
4℃
WoburnApril-June
6℃
1℃
7℃
2℃
10℃
3℃
13℃
4℃
16℃
7℃
18℃
10℃
21℃
12℃
21℃
13℃
18℃
10℃
14℃
8℃
10℃
5℃
7℃
3℃
YorkApril-June
5℃
2℃
6℃
2℃
9℃
2℃
12℃
4℃
14℃
6℃
17℃
9℃
19℃
11℃
18℃
11℃
16℃
9℃
13℃
7℃
9℃
4℃
6℃
3℃
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