London Weather July Averages, United Kingdom
What's the weather like in London in July?
Daily high temperatures are constant at 23°C, rarely falling below 19°C or rising above 27°C. Daily low temperatures follow a similar pattern and are constant at 15°C, only falling below 13°C or rising above 18°C one day out of every ten.
In recent times, the highest ever recorded temperature for London in July was 34°C and the lowest ever recorded temperature for the city in this month is 9°C. Take a look at these temperatures alongside the average for the month 18°C and it's clear to see that they're the extremes and aren't what you should be prepared for during your holiday.
In 2013, the hottest day of the year was July 22nd, when London enjoyed temperatures up to a scorching 33°C. Overall, July was also the hottest month of that year, with an average daily high temperature of 25°C, compared to an average of 23°C.
Highest Temperature in the UK in July was recorded on 25 July 2019 , 36.9º was recorded at Heathrow.
London experiences a fair amount of rainfall throughout the year and July is no exception. During this month the city receives an average of 41mm of precipitation across 14 days, making it quite likely you'll experience a shower or two during your visit. Light rain is the most common type of precipitation you should expect which tends to fall around July 26th. Moderate rain is the next most likely type of rainfall and generally occurs on July 24th. Overall, July 30th is most likely to be the wettest day and July 12th is most likely to be the driest.
The longest dry spell in 2013 took place between July 4th and July 23rd that's 20 consecutive days with no precipitation at all. In addition to that, July 2013 also had the largest percentage of days without any sort of rainfall for that year, with 71% of days having none.
The probability of London getting rain in July increases as the month goes on. On July 1st, its 47% which rises up to 49% by July 21st before culminating in 51% on July 30th. If you don't want to risk rain ruining your holiday, you're best off booking your trip for the second week in July.
The median cloud coverage for London in July is 63% and hardly changes at all throughout the month. And as you'd expect for summer, the city almost never experiences any foggy days during July.
Average Sea Temperature
At 16°C, the average sea temperature for the closest coastal location to London which is Brighton is significantly warmer than any of the previous months. Despite the rise in temperature, 16°C is still considered to be far too cold to enjoy a swim. Howver after 10 minutes or so of being in the water its fine .
Across July, the relative humidity for London fluctuates from 46% to 85%, very rarely falling below 35% or rising above 95%. The air tends to be at its driest around July 2nd when the humidity drops below 51% three days in every four. The air is usually at its most humid on July 17th, when the humidity rises above 81% on three days out of every four. The least humid month in 2013 was July which had an average daily low humidity of only 43%.
Average Sunshine Hours
Just like the previous three months, July enjoys an average of eight hours of sunshine each day. As the month progresses, the number of sunshine hours and daylight hours gradually decreases. Between the beginning and the end of the month, the length of the day shortens by one hour and six minutes.
The shortest day of the month is July 31st with 15 hours and 27 minutes of daylight. The longest day of the month is July 1st which has 16 hours and 33 minutes of daylight. The earliest sunrise and latest sunset take place at 4:47am and 9:20pm, respectively, on July 1st, whilst the latest sunrise and earliest sunset take place at 5:22am and 8:49pm, respectively, on July 31st.
Across July, typical wind speeds vary from 1 m/s to 7 m/s, rarely rising above 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s tends to occur on July 9th, during when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually happens around July 30th, when the average daily maximum speed is 6 m/s. During this month, the wind direction is most commonly out of the south west, followed by the west and then the east. The least windy month of 2013 was July, which had an average wind speed of 4 m/s.
London Hotels in July
H10 London Waterloo
H10 London Waterloo hotel is a contemporary, and impeccably maintained London hotel with an ideal location, mere minutes away from Waterloo station. Be greeted with a glass of Cava when you arrive, and admire the stunning interior designs of this beautiful hotel. Unwind over a drink at the Waterloo Sky Bar located on the 8th floor, or indulge in a delectable meal at the bespoke restaurant, which focuses on Mediterranean and international dishes. The hotel also offers sauna and hydro massage facilities at their Dispacio Beauty Centre.
My Bloomsbury Hotel
If you're looking for a vintage hotel in the heart of the city, consider My Bloomsbury Hotel. Set in the charming university neighbourhood of Bloomsbury, which is known for its village feel, the hotel occupies a large Georgian Bloomsbury town house and has 72 comfortable rooms with sumptuous beds, cream walls and colourful curtains and silk cushions. Booking in advance is advised as the prices are excellent value for money for such a high quality hotel.
For exclusive accommodation near the centre of town, try the Artist Residence in Pimlico. Located near Victoria Station, the Tate Modern, Westminster Abbey and South Kensington's museums are all within easy reach of the hotel. Rest yourself in one of their magnificent suites and make use of the bespoke restaurant and swanky cocktail bar. The dining here is world class and the restaurant is as popular with locals as it is with guests.
Premier Inn London Richmond
Explore one of London's most beautiful boroughs and stay at the Premier Inn London Richmond. Located in the charming nearby town of Richmond, this modern hotel provides guests with double, triple and quadruple rooms. Each guestroom features free WiFi access, flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Dine at the Thyme Restaurant which serves evening meals and traditional full English breakfast buffet with vegetarian options.
Tune Hotel Paddington
When it comes to low-cost accommodation in London, Tune Hotel Paddington is a top pick. Set in the heart of the city, just a walk away from Hyde Park, London Zoo, Oxford Street and Portobello Market, this hotel offers 92 double, 38 twin and seven accessible rooms, all of which are available with or without windows. Each guestroom includes en-suite bathroom, heating and air conditioning, with the option to pay for addons such as toiletries, towels, flat-screen TV, safe and WiFi access. Thanks to its central location, you'll find a host of bars, restaurants and cafes close by.
Bars and Restaurants
Mildreds in Soho is a vibrant and informal vegetarian restaurant, boasting delightful food prepared and cooked fresh on a daily basis. Relish a filling burger such as 'the classic' made from smoked tofu, lentils and piquillo pepper. Other dishes include pies, curry and sublime soups. This restaurant is extremely popular so expect a bustling atmosphere at peak times!
Pied a Terre
Michelin star Pied à Terre in Fitzrovia offers a whole separate menu for vegetarians and vegans. Flawless dishes on the a la carte menu include Wye Valley Asparagus with egg yolk and hazelnut, or opt for the vegetarian seven course tasting menu, currently priced at £94 per person. Each dish is evidently crafted with passion, with great consideration and respect for each ingredient.
The Canvas Cafe
The Canvas Cafe just by Brick Lane, is a fabulous eatery that also serves the hugely popular new trend of 'freakshakes'. Delicious homemade ice cream blended with soy or almond milk as the base, then choose from chocolate, avocado or strawberry. The chocolate version is topped with an almond macaron and vegan meringue - highly recommended!
Things to do in London in July
Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park and enclosed space in London, with the main attraction being the deer that live in the park. Also being a National Nature Reserve, the city's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation means this park will be busy during summer, so try and get there early. There's loads to see and do within the park grounds, including Pembroke Lodge, Isabella Plantation, Petersham Gate playground, St Paul's Cathedral tercentenary gates, Kingston Gate playground and loads of local wildlife, such as red and fallow deer.
Roald Dahl's Matilda
Families looking for a child-friendly musical should consider seeing Roald Dahl's Matilda. This incredibly popular musical is held at the Cambridge Theatre and is ideal for children and adults to enjoy together. The story focuses on the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination, both of which are woven into the story of a girl who dares to change her destiny.
Old Royal Naval College
If you're on a budget holiday, consider stopping by the Old Royal Naval College. Open every day, this attraction is completely free to enter and boasts more than 500 years of history within the Greenwich Visitor Centre, plus plenty more. Some of the site's most popular attractions include the Wren's twin domes, Painted Hall ceiling, Chapel rope and anchor, objects from Greenwich Palace, the Nelson Pediment, Thornhill's self-portrait, the Chapel ceiling, the Old Brewery wellhead, the Franklin Memorial and the Central Model of Greenwich.
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
The evenings can be quite mild in the city in July, making it a fantastic month to enjoy Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. The open air theatre is located just a ten-minute walk away from the Baker Street Underground Station and also features a picnic area, bar, buffet and restaurant, providing plenty of options when it comes to dining.
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral is one of the most popular and important attractions in London, making it a must-visit during your holiday in the city. This religious building is most well-known for its dome which has become an iconic feature of the London skyline. Highlights here include visiting the Whispering Gallery, climbing to the top of the dome, experiencing a touch-screen multimedia tour, discovering the ancient crypt and traveling back in time through an immersive film experience. After an exhausting day of sightseeing, take it easy with an afternoon tea at the onsite restaurant.
Dates for the diary
Wimbledon is known as the world's most prestigious and oldest tennis tournament, with over 15 million people tune in to watch the final rounds in July. Witness the action up close and experience the atmosphere of a live game. As well as matches, visitors can also explore the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, grab a bite to eat at on site cafes and food court, or reserve a table at the Wingfield Restaurant. Educational tours are also available for adults as well as school children.