Yes, It’s getting colder and colder in here! But also is getting prettier and prettier! and Cosier and Cosier, and so on… November brings a bit of rainfall, quite a drop in temperatures but also brings Christmas lights, markets, a chance to see the Royals in public, cosy pubs and much more! So Enjoy the reading – things to do London November is a great time to be about!
November brings quite a drop in temperatures — The Average daily temperature is about 8-10° C at the beginning of November, but we can get surprised some times with some days or nights of negative temperatures, so It is especially important to check your weather app near the dates of your travel.. For those whom would ask about the white stuff coming down: There is usually no chance of snowfall in the beginning of November, but as I say: We never Know for sure!. Having all that in mind, make sure you pack to dress with a few thicker layers of clothing. Scarves, hats and gloves are a must have during this time of the year, so don’t forget them. Comfortable shoes, like leather light boots with a good grip sole is a good thing to have, as the ground can be kind of wet and slippery in some areas.
Traditions and Celebrations for London November
The night of bonfire: On the night of November 5, 1605, the bonfire was lit to celebrate the king’s safety on the night which Guy Fawkes’s ammo plot was prevented (The first terrorist plot attempt in Britain, some say). Since then, the fireworks have been celebrated as Bonfire Night on 5th November each year. Fireworks and effigies of Guy Fawkes are lit every year at the ceremony.
The Remembrance Sunday: Just f you ever wonder if you could ever see the Royals during your visit to London, November brings a good chance for a positive answer to that question. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month was when the Second World War ended in 1945. And, usually the second Sunday of November is when Great Britain pays homage to all great citizens who has fallen during wars in which the country was involved. A huge military display with many participant war veterans happens all over the country and even abroad in places like Normandy, USA and Canada. In London, the ceremony is massive and the area of Whitehall/Westminster is completely taken by the event participants and crowds to watch the display with the bonus of seeing the Royal guards and members of Royal family to leave their poppins wreath as a sign of respect to the fallen. A great opportunity to take that so instagramable selfie of you with the Royals on the background isn’t?
Among many things to do London November is a perfect combo for Comfy cosy stuff …
Visiting the amazing pubs: — There’s no better time of the year to spend a good few hours in a pub. Some of them are very woody, low lit with candles and fireplace making you forget you are in a ultra modern magalople which is London. So, be for a Beer, Whiskey or just for a hearty meal, a pub is definitely one of the favourite things to do London November. They also provide the best opportunity to engage with locals for enrich your cultural experience! So you don’t want miss that!
Program of Jazz Festival in London: – EFG London Jazz Festival is a free ten-day festival program of vocal and instrumental jazz music with hundreds of British and international acts throughout London. So, check it out if your visit dates match with this event! It’s a treat to your ears and soul! Even if you’re not that keen on Jazz, the atmosphere is certainly a good experience in itself.
With so many things to do London November also gets soooo Christmassy, you couldn’t even tell isn’t December yet!
Inauguration of Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland: – Festive food, drinks, circus shows, ice skating, fairground rides and of course Santa Claus shows up to lift up the Christmas spirit. It’s like being in a Christmas movie! There’s no more magical things to do London November.
Christmas Lights Tour: — You can do your own Christmas Lights Tour in London and enjoy the magical Christmas lights and decorations. Famous Illumination combines Covent Garden Market, Regent’s Street, Knightsbridge as well as the incredibly decorated Harrods and Harvey Nichols stores. If you need any help planning this tour or would like a Private Tour guide to show you the best spots just get in touch and I will happily assist you with that!
Christmas in Kew Gardens: — Step into the world of storytelling and fantasy in Kew Gardens. On the last week of November, Kew Gardens will light up for Christmas. Follow a twinkling light path through enchanting gardens, singing trees, and a magic fire garden. It’s Beautiful and if I were you, I wouldn’t miss it!
Christmas Markets spreading about: Oh Yeah! the great smell of Christmas! Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, German Hot Dogs, Beer… and not to forget the handmade crafts! Loads of stalls popping over the town: Southbank and most recently Trafalgar Square are taken by beautifully scented stalls which makes you feel you want to buy everything! Definitely one of the best things do do London November!
This is what London in November looks and feels like (in my views by the way)! I hope you’ve enjoyed the reading and of course if you have any questions or if you would like to share your experience of things to do London November, please feel free to leave a comment or if you think that this information would be of use to anyone you know, please share on your favourite social media channel! Also I invite you to subscribe using the form below to our newsletter so you keep receiving this sort of articles about travel in Europe!