Averages for London in September

What's the Weather like in London in September

Temperature

The weather starts to cool down in London, UK in September, when the autumn season is setting in. At this time of year, the average temperature is 16°C. As September progresses, the daily temperatures begin to decrease. On September 1st, daily high temperatures start off at 20°C and slowly fall until they reach 18°C by September 30th, rarely going over...

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  • Temperature Temperature 17°C 61°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 12°C 54°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 49 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 15 days

What's the Weather like in London in September

Temperature

The weather starts to cool down in LondonUK in September, when the autumn season is setting in. At this time of year, the average temperature is 16°C. As September progresses, the daily temperatures begin to decrease. On September 1stdaily high temperatures start off at 20°C and slowly fall until they reach 18°C by September 30th, rarely going over 23°C or dropping below 16°C. Similarly, the daily low temperatures also fall as the month progresses, starting at 15°C on September 1st before decreasing down to 12°C by September 30th, rarely going under 10°C or over 17°C.

In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in London in September is 30°C, with the lowest temperature ever recorded during this month being 7°C. When you look at these temperatures alongside the average for the month – 18°C – it's clear that they're the extremes and aren't what you should be prepared for during your holiday.

Rain

Despite being one of the warmest months of the year, September sees London experiencing 49mm of rainfall – that's 1mm more than August. With rain falling on an average of 15 days throughout the month, it's highly likely that you'll experience some type of precipitation at least once during your visit. Light rain is the most common type of rainfall you should expect which generally happens around September 10th. The second most likely type of precipitation is moderate rain which usually occurs around September 6th. Overall, September 6th is most likely to be the wettest day of the month, with rain occurring on 49% of days during this time. On the other hand, September 23rd is most likely to be the driest day of the month, with precipitation making an appearance on 42% of days around this time.

The probability of London receiving some type of precipitation across September decreases as the month goes on. On September 1st, the chance of rainfall is 49% which gradually falls down to 42% by September 30th. If you don't want to risk any rain ruining your holiday, you're best off booking your visit for the final two weeks in September.

Clouds

The median cloud coverage for London in September is 68% and gradually increases as the month progresses. On September 1st, the median cloud coverage starts off at 66%, before rising up to 68% by September 11th and rising once again to 70% on September 19th before making a small decrease down to 69% by September 30th. On average, London is affected by fog on less than one day each September.

Average Sea Temperature

London's closest coastal location enjoys an average sea temperature of 17°C – the same as the previous month. Despite being the highest sea temperature for the whole year, 17°C is very cool and will only really be enjoyed by the hardiest of swimmers. Spending any more than 10 or 20 minutes in the water will leave you feeling very cold.

Humidity 

Across September, the relative humidity for London fluctuates between 53% and 89%, rarely falling under 43% or exceeding 94%. You can expect the air to be at its driest on September 8th, when the relative humidity falls below 58% three days out of every four. On the other hand, the air is usually at its most humid around September 30th, when it rises above 85% three days out of every four.

Sunshine Hours 

Just like August, September sees London enjoying an average of six hours of sunshine each day. As the month progresses, the number of sunshine hours and daylight hours steadily decreases. Between the start and the end of the month, the day shortens by one hour and 52 minutes. September 30th is the shortest day of the month with 11 hours and 39 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is September 1st with 13 hours and 32 minutes of daylight. The earliest sunrise and latest sunset take place on September 1st at 6:13am and 7:45pm, respectively, whilst the latest sunrise and earliest sunset take place on September 30th at 7am and 6:39pm, respectively.

Winds

Throughout September, typical wind speeds tend to range from 1 m/s to 6 m/s, very rarely exceeding 8 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually happens on September 6th when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. The lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurs on September 25th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. The most common wind direction for London in September is out of the south west, with the wind very rarely coming out of the south east.

London Hotels in September

The Premier Inn London Beckton is a budget hotel, situated close links to Beckton bus station, Beckton DLR station, London City Airport and a cable car to the O2 Arena. Accommodation comes in the form of double, triple and quad guestrooms, each of which includes flat-screen TV, free WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with bath, shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, Windsor House Brewers Fayre Restaurant which serves traditional British cuisine, breakfast buffet with full English, continental and vegetarian options, bar which serves snacks and alcoholic drinks and free public parking onsite.

The London Lodge Hotel is a more luxurious option. This Victorian town house-style hotel is located in a quiet part of the Kensington area, just a short walk away from the Royal Albert Hall, Victoria and Albert Museum, Hyde Park, Natural History Museum, Kensington Palace and Holland Park. Here guests can choose between standard, executive and triple guestrooms, each of which includes satellite TV, free WiFi access and private bathroom with hairdryer. Executive rooms are larger and triple rooms are comprised of one double and one single bed, with the option to add a fourth bed. Within the hotel you'll find Stefanie's Cafe-Bar which serves traditional full English breakfasts, as well as seasonal lunch and dinner options, bicycle rental, library, free WiFi accress throughout and paid private parking nearby.

The Z Hotel Victoria is a top pick for luxury without a huge price tag. Also built inside a Victorian townhouse, this hotel is just a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria Station and several local theatres. Guests can choose between double, queen and accessible rooms, each of which comes complete with free WiFi access, HD Sky TV, air conditioning/heating and private wet room with toiletries. Wheelchair accessible rooms are also available. Onsite amenities and services include Z Cafe which hosts breakfast buffets, sharing platters for lunch and alcoholic drinks on an evening plus free WiFi access throughout. Note there is no parking available.

London House Hotel is another complex which offers a bustling city location without a sky-high price. Located in Paddington, West London, this affordable hotel is close to the West End, Kensington, Notting Hill, Hyde Park, Paddington and Queensway. Here you'll find a vast array of rooms – including standard singles, small singles, lower ground twins, small doubles, standard doubles, garden view doubles, lower ground doubles, standard triples, lower ground family rooms and two-room family suites. Each guestroom features flat-screen TV, free WiFi access, air conditioning, mini fridge and private bathroom with hairdryer. Although onsite services and facilities are limited to free WiFi access throughout and public parking nearby, you'll find loads of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets in the immediate area.

Families and couples looking for a low-cost hotel in London should check out the Holiday Inn London Brent Cross. Ideally situated for easy access to North London, Alexandra Palace, Wembley Stadium and Central London, this hotel is a great choice for holidaymakers who want to see all the popular sights during their visit. Guests can choose from standard, executive, family and accessible rooms, each of which comes complete with comfortable bedding, large LCD TVs, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, private bathroom and high speed WiFi access. There is a handful of services and facilities available within the hotel, too, including business services, fitness centre, children's programme, bars, restaurants and meeting rooms. 

Bars and Restaurants 

La Scelta in Holloway, London is a fabulous option if you fancy heavenly Moroccan cuisine at an affordable price. Reviews for this eatery boast genuinely friendly staff and a homely, inviting environment. Fresh and beautifully prepared tagine dishes and soups, as well as highly recommended mint tea to accompany.

At reasonable prices, taNgia in Tooting serves authentic tagine dishes such as lamb kofta with Moroccan spices, Moroccan burger and sea bass with chick pea and coriander salsa. Striking decor perfectly balancing with delectable food, this eatery is a winner with many London visitors.

Zayane in Notting Hill offers modern, and exquisite dishes from a promising, refined menu; a great indication to carefully crafted dishes. Featured on the 2017 Michelin Guide, popular dishes include divine, homemade couscous and tasty lemon infused chicken tagine. For quality, high cuisine, this restaurant is a perfect treat.

For a Moroccan style drinking hole, check out Dar Marrakesh situated just north of Paddington. Opulent cocktails, tasty light bites and a wide range of Shisha flavours to savour with friends. The decor is divine, featuring Moroccan lamps and luscious cushions and throws.

Things to do in London in September 

Make the most of the last of the summer sunshine by spending the day at Holland Park. Kensington and Chelsea's largest park, Holland Park features 22.5 hectares of gardens, sports facilities, children's play areas, abundant woodland, oodles of wildlife and a cafeteria which serves food and drinks. The famous park also incorporates the Kyoto Garden – a Japanese garden which was donated by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto in 1991.

Families visiting London with young children should think about visiting HMS Belfast. This quirky museum is housed in the ship itself and is spread out over nine decks which focus on life on board the famous war ship during World War II and beyond. Popular with adults and children alike, HMS Belfast allows you to gain a unique insight into what life was really like during the war, with realistic lights, imagery, smoke effects, sounds, smells and vibrations creating an intense atmosphere akin to what the men in battle would have gone through during the war. There are also various exhibitions highlighting what general life on the HMS Belfast was like, as well as displays detailing the inner workings of the ship and fascinating audio guides.

If you're travelling with older children and need to find a way to keep them entertained, consider spending the day at ClueQuest. This exciting activity is a live escape the room game for three to five people who have 60 minutes to make the most of their minds, logic and teamwork to solve puzzles and mysteries in order to escape the room. Since the puzzles are pretty tough, this game isn't suitable for anyone under 16 years old. Although the game is intended for groups of people, couples are still welcome to take part - the tasks will just be a bit harder. After you've escaped, you'll have the chance to buy personalised magnets and photos to remind you of your visit.

Musical lovers won't want to miss the opportunity to watch Top Hat. This multi award-winning performance brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age to modern day London with superb choreography, costumes and songs which will have you singing along. Top Hat tells the story of Jerry Travers to dances across Europe in order to win the heart of Dale Tremont. Overall, the musical is an uplifting romantic comedy which celebrates the 1930s through music, style and romance, peppered with fantastic numbers, including Cheek to Cheek, White Tie and Tails and Puttin' on the Ritz.

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a must-visit for animal lovers during their visit to London. This popular attraction is the last remaining university zoological museum in the capital and is home to a staggering 67,000 specimens across the entire animal kingdom. The Grant Museum of Zoology was founded in 1828 as a teaching collection and has since expanded to include skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid, many of which are now endangered or even extinct. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum also regularly features temporary displays, as well as hands-on opportunities, films and artwork.

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