London Weather November Averages, United Kingdom
What's the Weather Like in London in November?
The weather in London, UK, can be decidedly chilly in November and the city enjoys only three hours of sunshine each day. But if you wish to experience a typical English winter, you'll discover that London is not as crowded in November as it is in summer. This makes it easier to get theatre tickets and reasonably priced flights. And thankfully London has wonderful nightlife.
How Cold Is London In November
With maximum temperatures of 10°C and lows of 6°C, November gets increasingly colder as the month progresses.
How Much Does It Rain In London In November?
With an average of 63mm of rain divided across 17 days, it's extremely likely that you'll experience at least one shower during your visit. Be sure to bring an umbrella and some waterproof clothing!
How Cold Is The Sea Nearest London In November?
The average sea temperature for London's closest coastal location is 14°C that's far too cold for anyone to enjoy a swim!
How Windy Is London In November?
Throughout November, typical wind speeds generally range from 2 m/s to 7 m/s, rarely going over 10 m/s.
London Hotels in November
54 Boutique Hotel
54 Boutique Hotel is set in a traditional London townhouse, just a short walk away from the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Here guests can choose between 26 single, double and deluxe rooms, each of which features 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, wall sockets with USB connections, free WiFi access, LCD TV, free water, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with luxury toiletries.
The Marylebone Hotel
Nestled in chic Marylebone, The Marylebone Hotel is a stone's throw from Oxford Street, Mayfair and Bond Street. The hotel reflects the chic and individual village feel of Marylebone and it's buzzy high street. Marylebone High street has plenty of individual and independent shops and cafes, it leads onto St Christopher's place another little London gem. The hotel is unpretentious with understated luxury and clean modern lines and sumptuous materials.
Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith is ideal for budget accommodation in London. Located within walking distance of two tube stations, the Hammersmith Apollo, Westfield Shopping Centre, the Earl's Court and Olympia exhibition centres, this hotel provides guests with single and double rooms. Each guestroom features free WiFi access, flat-screen TV and en-suite shower room.
Bars and Restaurants
For a sweet snack, Belgian style, Wafflemeister located in South Kensington bakes mouthwatering waffles every day - savour the inviting sugary aroma as you step onto Cromwell Mews. Toppings include bananas, cookies, cream, strawberries, Oreo, marshmallow, a whole host of choice! Take note, this place gets busy and seating is limited.
If you're looking for a reasonably priced sit down meal, The Dovetail in Clerkenwell is an ideal choice. The menu offers fish, meat, vegetarian dishes and highly popular burgers - the Wagyu beef is a must try. At around £11/£13, including chips, this restaurant is great value.
Highly rated Belgo Centraal, Covent Garden is a fantastic place to enjoy excellent Belgian food and over 50 types of bottles beer, all categorised into fruity, Trappist, blonde, dark, lagers, ambers, all featured in a neat little flip-style menu.
Enjoy a birds eye view of the open kitchen from the steel walkway entrance, then head down into the atmospherically lit dining area, complimenting the hammered copper interior. The mussels here are divine, and the Thai Green option is truly stunning. Indulge in some of the best Belgian dishes in London.
Borough Market on London's South Bank is famous for its plethora of high-end restaurants and bars and one eatery you should make a trip to is the Rabot 1745. The restaurant serves up exquisitely tasty classic dishes which are infused with cacao, sourced directly from their own plantation in St. Lucia.
Things to do in London in November
Imperial War Museum
The weather is very cold and wet in London in November, so avoid most outdoor activities and make the most of your holiday by visiting plenty of indoor attractions. Travellers who are interested in military history should definitely take the time to visit the Imperial War Museum.
This museum is home to a huge collection of photographs, stories, children's displays and artefacts across themes such as the Holocaust, secret war, extraordinary heroes and a family in wartime. After you've explored the Imperial War Museum, indulge in some retail therapy at the onsite gift shop or put your feet up in the café.
Musical lovers won't want to miss the opportunity to see Mamma Mia. This worldwide smash hit is held at the Novello Theatre which can easily be reached through the Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Holborn Underground stations.
The Lion King
There's also a range of other superb shows to see during your visit to London and the Lion King is one of the best. Held at the Lyceum Theatre, this musical is great fun for the whole family to enjoy and has won many awards since it first began in 1999.
The story follows the revenge saga of Simba and his uncle Scar and incorporates many popular tunes such as Hakuna Matata, Circle of Life and Can You Feel the Love Tonight, making it a delightful experience for theatre lovers of all ages. The Lyceum Theatre can seat up to 2,100 visitors and is easily accessible thanks to its numerous public transport connections.
If you want to see the city's landmarks during your holiday, make sure to visit Buckingham Palace. This iconic structure has served as the official London residence of the monarchy since 1837 and whilst many parts of the building are off-limits to visitors, several of the State Rooms are open to the public.
Dates for the diary
Guys Fawkes Night
On the 5th of November the British celebrate Bonfire Night known also as Guy Fawkes Night. This longstanding British tradition dates back to the Gun Powder Plot of 1605, when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The anniversary of his arrest is clebrated with firework displays and a bonfire. Typically an effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned on the fire.
There are some fantastic Bonfire Night displays around London and its good fun to wrap up warm and head out to one of them. Try Ravenscourt Park in west London or Battersea Park or checkout this list of Bonfire Events for 2018 here.