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08 October 2003 @ 03:31 pm
&plans for england  
just a question for those who either live in england, or those who have traveled there... what season do you think is the best to plan a holiday in?

i can't decide between going in spring or autumn... i don't want to go in winter as i know i wouldn't be able to handle the cold (australian winters' chill me enough without going below 0*C), and i didn't think i wanted to go in summer, but after reading a few things, i could be open to going then.

so tell me. what season/month would you recommend for a first-timer visiting? and if you can be bothered expanding, why?
 
 
 
underwater thing_happy_phantom on October 7th, 2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
when I went to England it was August and so terribly hot and humid in London. I wouldn't say it's the best time to go. (Although, as a side note, Paris was absolutely perfect in August. So lovely.)
it's me, I thinkronniefairy on October 7th, 2003 11:40 pm (UTC)
I'm an Aussie and I've also lived in England. I personally found that Spring and Summer were better times to visit (although I've generally been over there in winter too - whach although very cold has some advantages - like fewer tourists). The year I was living there the average summer temperature was around 25*C - it took me most of the summer to stop wearing a jacket to work, as it still felt pretty cold to me (I'm a Queenslander, so I guess that explains it in part). The other thing to consider apart from the temperature is what you want to do there/see there as some of the 'tourist attractions' shut down for certain periods (generally winter, but it is worth checking out).

I guess I would recommend going in the warmer part of the year (spring/summer) because for most Aussies the temperatures are a lot easier to put up with.
fire in the sky!_snowflake on October 7th, 2003 11:40 pm (UTC)
last time i went was march-april-may sort of time and i remember the weather being lovely! cool but not freezing. the first day we got there was a heatwave! but really, not too hot at all compared to the summers up here in qld.
lindafragilehearted on October 8th, 2003 12:10 am (UTC)
i went in the spring. it was cold, but i didn't mind that so much. the first day was the worst, b/c it was raining & i had to walk to my hotel in the rain...ugh! if you go, bring an umbrella & lots of jackets & things to layer over each other, b/c it's cold outside & the buildings are saunas. haha, you should read my visiting london journal entry...

http://www.fragilehearted.com/me/journal/mar01/16-23.html
ceciliadoll on October 8th, 2003 03:37 am (UTC)
That list of general things is pretty harsh. I love London! But then I guess it's what you're used to that matters.
here i stand with this sword in my handpresqueciel on October 8th, 2003 02:39 am (UTC)
being english, i would say that it also depends on where you're planning to go.
let's see. rain is a big consideration... you can't possibly expect not to have it, be it summer winter autumn or spring, so there we go. to be honest, autumn and winter/ spring and summer don't have much of a difference. autumn, it's very wet and cold, winter it's very cold and wet and often snowy. spring, it's wet and chilly, summer it's wet and warm-ish. sometimes HOT, but not always. i suppose i'd recommend spring. but then i depends what you're planning to do there! autumns are always beautiful, but it can get VERY cold :/
I'm a brand new sky to hang the stars upon tonightnetty_81 on October 8th, 2003 02:39 am (UTC)
I went in November...and it was really cold. It was kinda cool seeing the Xmas decorations up at Harrod's though...:)
ceciliadoll on October 8th, 2003 03:33 am (UTC)
If you want any chance of decent weather, go in June, July or August. I don't think you need worry about it being stiflingly hot - that doesn't happen very often. If you go in summer, pack for cold weather as well, and if you go in any other season, expect it to be cold most of the time. We had a fantastic summer this year but usually it's not that different to spring or autumn.
Benedicte: 01_chillynights on October 8th, 2003 04:50 am (UTC)
I would say summer or late spring. I have never been there at summer time, but it was lovely in spring! I have experienced that it rains a lot at autumn. Winter is definitely not reccomended, because of constant rain.
The most fantastic of all muppets in the landfantasticmuppet on October 8th, 2003 07:37 am (UTC)
I went in January and it was freeeeeeeezing. Although once we got into London it wasn't too bad. Cities just seem warmer sometimes.

I would go in one of the transitional seasons -- spring or autumn. That way it's not too hot if you're in the city and not too cold if you're in the country. Summer wouldn't be too bad...

I love autumn. Anywhere in autumn is lovely. Maybe you should go in September or October -- that way the summer is still hanging on a bit. September would be lovely, yes.
riikkaflashbulbmemory on October 8th, 2003 10:57 am (UTC)
I really want to go next year too! If I'm going, it'll be in August.

When I was in England a couple of years ago, I was in July. Nice weather, warm but not hot. I stayed with a friend, and when I met her geography teacher (we went to check out her exam grades) he laughed that it was relatively cold in England at the time but boiling hot in Finland :D

a is for the ache in achilles: oblivion & camerasturnedoffneon on October 8th, 2003 11:50 am (UTC)
i think august in london is pretty. it's full of evenings that aren't too dark too early, & pink and orange skies as the blue fades to navy. it's fucking gorgeous. & the texas embassy has fairy lights on the trees in front of it. & empty people stand on the pavements smoking cigarettes waiting for people they'll never see. & breathing out the air like a dragon. & buying cosy scarves and mittens. & hot tea. & i just love it.

but it'll be over soon. you may have to wait till next year. :(
for the heart is an organ of fireindiansummers on October 8th, 2003 02:13 pm (UTC)
I'd say spring/summer. But, I'm a winter girl, I like having to wear winter coats and having cold hands and rosy cheeks. Late spring could be good, say around may? xo
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[Jennifer]_ohstars on October 11th, 2003 08:55 am (UTC)
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