We all tend to have a general outlook as to what the weather will be like in summer and winter. Nevertheless, autumn carries a different set of dilemmas as to what to pack to stay cool and warm.
The weather can be unpredictable during the autumn months, what you pack for a September trip to London can be different to what you’ll need to pack for a November trip to London, regardless of travelling during the autumn season, the month plays a big role in the weather of the city.
September is one of the best months to visit this enigmatic city. The euphoria of summer has faded down, children are back in school and London goes back to its routine. However, the weather is still splendid to be strolling around the city, enjoying a cold beer on a terrace and sightseeing without having to deal with thousands of tourists or the unbearable heat.
The big question is, what should I pack when travelling to London in September?
Cashmere is always an excellent choice when wanting to stay warm without sweating off the beer you just drank. Cashmere is one of the few fabrics that have great adaptability to temperatures, even if it’s considered a winter fabric, it works great for autumn as well.
T-shirts and light sweaters
During the day it is most likely the weather will be warm. However, as twilight gets closer the temperature will drop. If you’re planning on spending the whole day strolling through the city and sightseeing it is best to wear something that can be adapted to warm days and chilly nights.
What is even best is to stay centrally located within the city centre to be able to change clothes easily according to temperature, there are great properties for a short-term vacation you can find a great selection here.
September can bring rain, you’re lucky that September rarely has monsoons or hurricane-style thunderstorms. Chances are that it will only be a bit of drizzle, but it’s still enough to get you wet and cold.
Make sure you pack an umbrella or a lightweight waterproof jacket. Few things are more annoying than having to spend a day in wet clothes.
With the mixture of temperatures, you want to guarantee a pleasant body temperature that won’t spoil your vacation. Layers are a fantastic way of staying cool during the day and warm during the night. A light scarf, tights, long-sleeve shirts and cardigans are an excellent way of peeling off the layers if it’s warm or putting them on if it’s cold.
An insulated thermos is probably one of the most practical things you can pack for a September vacation in London. You can refill it with ice water if it’s hot during the day and the water will stay cold for several hours. After sunset, you can get tea or coffee to go in it and your beverage will stay hot for several hours.
It’s the perfect way of enjoying an autumn night in Hyde Park with a hot and steaming drink to keep you warm.
It is also a way of keeping your trip eco-friendly and reducing the amount of trash you’ll produce.