Spring has arrived in London! The daffodils are out in the parks and the days are getting longer and warmer every week. If you’ll be traveling to the UK capital in the next few months and want an insider’s guide to what to bring, here’s my spring packing list for London. These 5 things will help you pack light and arrive ready to live (and look) like a local.
Spring Packing List for London
Spring is a fickle season in London. Some days feel like winter, others could pass for July. When I first moved here I felt like I was always dressing for the wrong weather, but after 9 spring seasons I’ve gotten it down to an art. I hope my list will help you do the same.
As with all the other seasons, spring in London requires a coat. I like to wear a trench with good lining in the spring since it keeps me warmer than my summer coat but not as toasty as my winter one. It’s great for dressing up and down depending on where I’m going, and it’s versatile enough to go with anything I wear.
If you’re in the UK, get one here. If you’re in the US, get one here.
The next item on my spring packing list for London is a good pair of brogues. I didn’t know what brogues were when I moved to London, but seemingly every woman in the city has a pair or three. I now swear by these lace-up shoes in spring, when it’s too balmy for boots but not quite hot enough for flats and flip-flops.
If you’re in the UK, you can buy them here. If you’re in the US, you can get them here.
The next essential item for London in spring is a scarf. As with any other season, it helps keep me warm if temperatures suddenly drop, and is a good accessory for adding color to an outfit. I like light, bright scarves for spring, as they get me in the mood for the season.
If you’re in the UK, these are great. If you’re in the US, these are just the thing.
As with scarves, good c...