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If you had to choose between June & Sept. in London, which would it be?

If you had to choose between June & Sept. in London, which would it be?

Old Jun 27th, 2002, 01:02 PM
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If you had to choose between June & Sept. in London, which would it be?

My daughter and I are planning a week in London next year (first trip for both of us) -- she'd prefer to go in September, but I think June. Neither one of us knows enough to have a really good reason for our preference in terms of events, weather, blooming seasons, etc. What do you think?
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 01:07 PM
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I prefer September, as the parks are still green and the temperature is cooler. Also, children are back in school, as well as college students, so it is somewhat less crowded.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 01:11 PM
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September
FOr the reasons that Leslie gives and because I love London in the fall.We go in October.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 01:19 PM
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You can't beat June. The tykes are still in school. The never ending sunsets,fresh smells of late spring and the locals aren't tired of the tourists.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 01:38 PM
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Go in June, if only for the weather. The sun is out for about 21 hours a day, but it's not hot continental weather.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 02:37 PM
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Well I'm not going to be able to help you decide since June and Sept (and Dec) are my favorite months to visit London.

pros/cons for each:

June - Very long days, the gardens are gorgeous the airfares are generally a little lower than in September (this seems weird - but European kids are still in school so it isn't yet high season.) Only real downside is the larger crowds especially during Wimbledon fortnight (but London reall absorbs the crowds well)

Sept: Not quite as warm as June but slightly drier, days are getting shorter, the gardens are still nice but not a fantastic as in June, more expensive air fares (but not as high as in August), Buckingham Palace is open to the public (only open during Aug/Sept)

To be perfectly honest there is very little difference - If it were my very first visit I would probably choose June simply because of the realllllly long days.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 04:36 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Obviously we have to go in June and stay through September !!
Tp for anyone else?
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 04:39 PM
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June-more chance to have nice weather.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 05:11 PM
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Weather ,weather.weather....why worry about weather!!!!!!!!!!1

I think you will find more things of interest in Sept or early october....


I really don't think weather is an important factor at any time...what is it like in your home town ...do you let it influence what you do?
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 07:32 PM
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I would pick June. Longer days, sunnier skies. I've been there too many times to count - and May-August thus far have been the best weather/daylight wise...
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 08:39 PM
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Mr. or Ms. Yes, why would you not wish to have a sunny vacation? When it's rainy you have to deal with an umbrella, wet clothes, wet shoes, gray skies. What's so great about all that? You're supposed to be on vacation not at home. So why not go when there's a chance for nice weather?
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 09:16 PM
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Because I would be in London...the people there deal with it all the time...it is a chance whenever you go..I have been to Londoon over 40 times in all months,frozen in June..roasted in March .. and it has not made one bit of difference ..I can be indoors or out ..there are always things to do and see..I deal with the weather at home, hot, cold, rain ,shine..weather is the very least of my holiday concerns unless I am heading for the beach!

I don't even care about daylight in June ..there is lots to see and do after dark in London..and just about anywhere else in the world you go!
 
Old Jun 27th, 2002, 09:38 PM
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I'm with "yes" on this..unless I was heading for a beach or a ski resort, the weather would not matter that much to me.

As long as I am able to to be outside without freezing or sweltering,neither of which is much of a possibility in London in June or September, it really woluld not make much diffrence.

Personally , I would choose Sept over june, less school children around at the main Tourist sites, if this was a frist trip. If I'd een several times before, it wouldn't make much difference as I probably wouldn't be going to them.
 
Old Jun 28th, 2002, 05:16 AM
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Got to be June. September is fine, but June is England at its best. There last week, and the parks were sublime. Rose gardens in full bloom, flowers everywhere.
 
Old Jun 28th, 2002, 09:10 AM
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Hard to say. The flowers are lovely in June but for some reason I have always had better weather on my September trips.
 
Old Jun 28th, 2002, 09:12 AM
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Sandy-I like that idea! Arrive in June-maybe leave in Sept
 
Old Jun 28th, 2002, 10:11 AM
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First of all, nobody goes to London because of its' great weather. I'd drop that element from your consideration and focus on best time with regards to events (at end of June, you're approaching Wimbledon and start of busy season in London) or amount of daylight (obviously a bit more in June than Sept) or airfare costs.

Several years ago I went to London in early November (less tourists, cheaper airfare) and had a great time! I fully expected weather to be cold, rainy & dreary --- pleasantly surprised that it was cool (not cold) and 'sprinkly' (only 1-day that required an umbrella).

 
Old Jun 28th, 2002, 10:40 AM
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our first visit 6/30-7/06; 5 days of glorious sunny weather, 1 day of rain.
 
Old Jun 28th, 2002, 11:30 AM
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To Suzi and others: Thanks to all for the great replies. Actually, weather is only one of the things we've wondered about; if you notice, I put 'events' first. Other considerations I didn't mention might be airline prices, relative crowds, etc., etc.-- anything that occurs to you who've traveled more than we have. I think that since some of the earlier replies focused on weather, that's the topic most people are continuing to respond to. Thanks again.
 
Old Jun 28th, 2002, 01:01 PM
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I have been to London in early June & early to mid September. I liked Sept the best, not quite as hot, lines to attractions were not as long, I also got an extra day off because of the Labor Day holiday. Maybe it was just that the first time I went was in September & that could be why it is the fondest, but the extra day off from work made a difference. When there in June a couple time, it can be quite abit hotter 80's or even 90's. Kids are in school, but there are the end of year school excursions that visit a number of the sites, but still not as many lines as is later in the summer. I still like late August into mid-September.
 
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