With its history, multitude of famous landmarks, royal reputation, theatre district, pub culture and overall coolness, London, England, is on almost everybody’s bucket list. But, if you don’t want to feel the chill of winter or elbow through throngs of tourists in the summer, you’d best plan your trip for April or May. Spring is arguably the prettiest time to visit Jolly Old England—the flowers are in bloom, the land is lush and green and the days are long, with lots of sun (when it isn’t raining—pack your raincoat and galoshes!). What’s more, the city’s top attractions, such as the London Eye and Tate Modern, aren’t quite so crowded.
Many of London’s best museums and galleries are free year-round, as are famous activities like watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. But for seasonal savings on other tours and attractions, click here.
See spectacular English gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, held at the end of May in one of London’s most charming neighbourhoods. The flower festival is considered the garden design equivalent of Paris Fashion Week, and members of the Royal Family are rumoured to attend.
Average spring temperature: Daytime highs range from 13°C to 17°C throughout April and May.
Getting there: WestJet flies to London 21 times a week from five Canadian cities.