London in November: Things to Do, Places to Visit & Events 2022
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Things to do in London in November

Visit the Westminister Abbey, Enjoy views from The Shard, Have fun at the London Jazz Festival, Christmas lights in the Westend, Cruise at River Thames, Watch a show at West End Theatre, Go to Natural History Museum for Ice Skating, Have fun at Disney On Ice Product, Stroll at the Christmas Markets, Go to the London Eye and many more.

The festive season commences upon London in November where the city becomes host to festive fairs, cozy pop-ups, and markets, filling the air with cheerful and joyous vibes. The weather during November is cold with frosty winds and snow. Thus, you can make use of all your fanciest coats and jackets during your vacation. 

Moreover, this weather is also great for things to do in London in November like sightseeing in the woods and bathing in a hot spring. Or indulging in snowy activities like sleigh rides, skating, snowball fights, and much more. Taking a city tour around this time is another interesting thing as the city has a different charm about it with the snow, the decorations, and the cozy atmosphere. 

Besides these, there are more activities to do in London in November like visiting Warner Bros. Studio for a set tour of the Harry Potter movies, enjoying a cup of hot toddy or mulled wine, spending a day at the ski lodge and shopping at the Christmas markets for memorabilia and gifts for the best London holiday.
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London Weather in November

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Visiting London in November is a great time due to the mild cold weather and onset of the Christmas celebrations. The weather during  the beginning of the month is cooling making it an ideal for doing sightseeing and enjoying other fun activities during the day time.

Visitors should, however, be prepared for an occasional shower of rain and should carry raincoats and umbrellas for protection. During these rainy bouts, visitors can enjoy indoor activities such as catching a show at one of the West End Theaters, or attend one of the shows of the Jazz festival  or have fun at one of the Disney Ice Shows.

The second part of the month is usually the beginning of the winter season with chilly mornings and daytime becoming shorter making this  suitable for more nightlife activities. With Christmas around the corner, a stroll in the christmas markets, participating in the christmas lighting ceremony or just getting mesmerised by the beautiful christmas lighting decorations all over the city can be very enjoyable. Visitors travelling during this time should be well clothed with woollens to keep warm. If they are lucky, visitors may get lucky enough to view some snowfall as well.

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What to Pack for London in November

When packing for London in November, plan your dresses and shoes based on your planned activities. Some essentials for a November travel to London would include a raincoat for daytime sightseeing during drizzles, an umbrella, one woolly scarf to keep you warm and a hat to protect your head from the sun rays. Women should pack leggings, jeans, and trousers to keep their legs warm and long sleeves pull over to cover the upper part.

London’s changeable weather suggests a layering of clothes. When not quite cold, a jumper, a medium weight waterproof jacket, a coat or a cardigan should be comfortable. During cold weather, additional winter attire such as thermals and long coats are recommended.

The shoes recommended are waterproof leather boots or canvas sneakers for sightseeing.

Things to do in London in November

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Activity Duration: 2 hours (approx)

Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Last admission: 1 hour(s) before closing

About The View From the Shard Tickets:

Enjoy the fantastic views of London from the tallest building in Western Europe. A visit to The Shard will be worth your time as you will get to witness the majestic beauty of the prominent sites of London. Bring your family and friends with you to observe the beauty of London like never before from a height of 310 meters. 

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Activity Duration: 2 hours (approx)

Operating Time: 09:30 AM - 3:30 PM

About Westminster Abbey Tickets:

Get ready to explore London's oldest building 1000-year-old history. Learn about the leading heroes and the places where figures of British history are buried. Besides, you can also explore the site of every coronation that has been existing since the 11th century. The Westminster Abbey, London ticket lets you understand the famous venue of notable royal weddings and events. The Westminster Abbey tickets provides you with the facility of multiple entry times that is applicable for the entire day. There is an additional fee if you wish to take this amazing trip with an audio guide.

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Departure point: The cruise starts at Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier

Starting Timing: 10:00 AM

Activity Duration: Depends on your convenience (Unlimited for 24 hours)

About Thames Hop On Hop Off River Cruise:

Enjoy the unbounded and splendid views of the prominent landmarks of London from Thames Hop On Hop Off River cruise ride . Hop on and hop off from any main piers of London for 24 hours and explore the places according to your itinerary. Come across some famous destinations like Westminster, Greenwich, London Eye, and the Tower.

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Watch a Show at West End Theatre

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Watching  a show in the West End Theaters  is one of the Things to do in London in November. West End of London is known for being “Theatreland” for housing 40 major theatres of London. The 1st theatre to open in this area was Theatre Royal Drury Lane. All these theatres stage musicals, family shows, entertainment shows, classic and modern straight plays, and comedy performances.

Location:
Prominent theatre streets include Drury Lane, Shaftesbury Avenue, and the Strand.

Price:
The price varies as per shows.

Timing:
Different shows have different timings.

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Go to the Natural History Museum for Ice Skating

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Ice Skating in winter makes the National History Museum one of the Places to visit in London in November. As London’s most spectacular winter attraction, both the main and the kid’s ice rinks, with the backdrop of the museum, are spectacular and enjoyable for both adults and children indulging in skating activities. Adding to its charm is the traditional carousel next to it.

Location:
The Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, London.

Price:
Entry to Museum is free.

Timing:
-The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5:50 pm, Last entry at 5:30 pm.
-Closed from 24th to 26th December.

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Stroll at the Christmas Markets

No Christmas celebration is complete without shopping in one of London’s famous Christmas markets and that is what it is one of the Places to visit in London in November. Visitors enjoy shopping for souvenirs and memories from  Christmas markets and fairs, which are a total festive treat. Along with shopping, Visitors also get the opportunity to enjoy variety shows and rides, taste mulled wine and mince pies, which are the specialities of these markets.

Some of the best markets are Leicester Square Christmas market, Christmas at Flat Iron Square, Kingston Christmas market, Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park Christmas by the River, and Bankside Christmas at Camden Market.
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ActivityLocation: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB

Activity Duration: 15-55 minutes (as per the option selected)

Operational Hours:

  • Mon-Fri 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat-Sun: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
  • The London Eye is closed on 25th December

About the London Eye Ticket:

The London Eye ticket will take you to the top of the world from where you can witness the charming views of the entire London. Be seated in an air-conditioned glass pod and enjoy the view of the glimmering lights of the whole city. With the London Eye tour ticket, you can also avail yourself of the chance to undergo a thrilling and adventurous 40-minute cruise along the River Thames.

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Departure Points:

  • Victoria: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
  • King's Cross: London N1C 4TB, United Kingdom
  • Baker Sreet: Baker Street, Dorset Square, Bus Stop S on Gloucester Place, near Baker Street Station

Activity Duration: 7-8 hours (approx)

Activity Time Slots:

  • Victoria: 12 time slots are available between 7:30 AM & 4:00 PM
  • King's Cross: 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM
  • Baker Sreet: 10 time slots available between 7:40 AM & 4:10 PM

(Note- Please arrive 15 minutes before)

About Warner Bros. Studio Tour London:

The Warner Bros. Studio London tickets let you get drowned in the world of Harry Potter with the help of this amazing opportunity. You get to enjoy a delightful experience behind-the-scenes tour that takes you to the sets of Harry Potter. Observe and see the epic costumes and props from all the 8 Harry Potter films that made history.

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Witness the Lord Mayor's Show

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The Lord Mayor’s Show, 805 years old show, is an enjoyable civic parade that combines the medieval ritual with the modern dynamism. In this parade, over 6000 people participate as marching bands, military detachments, dancing troupes with lots of ceremonial displays. Every year, the procession is different and creates a spectacle that is known to the world while.

The show is held on 14th November every year. Visitors can watch this spectacular procession by being present in one of the streets which falls in the route of the procession. They can also opt to purchase grandstand seat tickets which are released around early July every year for the November show.

Location:
The procession goes from Mansion House to the Royal Courts via St Pauls. In the afternoon, it comes back from Royal Court via Embankment and Victoria Street.

Price:
40 pounds per person.

Timing:
The show involves two processions at 11 am and 1.15 pm, Guided Walk at 3 pm and the Show Zone is open for the whole day.

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Operating Time:

  • 1 to 30 Apr: Daily - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Last Admission Time: 6:00 PM
  • 1 May to 31 Aug: Weekdays - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Weekends - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Last Admission Times are 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM respectively
  • 1 to 30 Sep: Daily - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Last Admission Time: 6:00 PM
  • 1 to 29 Oct: Daily - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Last Admission Time: 5:00 PM
  • 30 Oct to 15 Nov: Daily - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Last Admission Time: 3:00 PM
  • 16 Nov to 31 Dec: Daily - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Last Admission Time: 2:00 PM

Activity Duration: 7-8 hours (approx)

About Kew Gardens:

Visit one of the most prominent destinations among the tourists of London- Kew Gardens, which is also London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a perfect place for an outing with your family and friends. See various galleries of botanical art and witness 250 years of royal history here. The gardens have fresh plants that are restored from the Temperate House to the tropical rainforests of the Palm House.

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Hyde Park is one of the world's greatest and phenomenal royal parks in Central London, the historical capital city of the United Kingdom. Situated in the heart of the city, the park offers a plethora of activities for the visitors starting from boating, swimming, horse riding, tennis, skating, jogging, walking and many more. 

Adorned with innumerable varieties of trees and flowers and a beautiful glittering lake, Hyde Park has been attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. You can witness many amazing buildings, monuments, memorials, fountains, statues and a bird sanctuary inside the park. The park is also the residence for a diverse variety of birds and insects, and hence a paradise for wildlife photographers and bird watchers.

Several world-renowned conferences, events, and seminars, music concerts, charity shows are organized in the park. The funds raised from many of those events are dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the park. Café joints, bars, restaurants, beverage shops inside the park serve delicious refreshments and dishes to the visitors. 

Every year during the Christmas and New Year, the entire park is transformed into a magical land with the illuminated decorations and glittering lights coupled with several exciting attractions and eateries. Circus shows, skiing, and skating competitions and many musical events form a part of the winter magic in Hyde Park.

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Meeting point:

  • 24-Hour Classic Ticket: You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include Baker Street Station, Green Park Station, Marble Arch, Victoria Station, and Trafalgar Square.
  • Classic Ticket with London Eye Ticket and River Cruise: Speak to a Big Bus representative on arrival at the London Eye bus stops on Westminster Bridge Road to collect your bus and boat tickets and choose your London eye time slot.

Departure Time (Bus): 8:30 AM

(Departure times for the river cruise are approximately every 45 minutes)

Activity Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Activity Duration: Depends on your convenience

About London Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour:

Explore London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom with hop on hop off London bus tour. Pass through prominent attractions such as Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, etc., and get amazing views of them from the open deck. There will be an audio guide in 5 different languages to help you with the information about the destinations you are crossing. The package also comes with an option of exploring London with a sightseeing river cruise.

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Christmas lights in the Westend

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With Christmas in a month's time,  London in November sees the special occassion of the lighting festival of  the Christmas lights in the Westend. Visitors are enchanted to participate in the festival of switch-on of the  Christmas Lights for Chritsmas.

The West End Christmas Lights switch-on festival is held on the 1st December with entertainment from Midday. Visitors can watch entertainment shows, purchase gifts and crafts from stalls and enjoy local food and drink from stalls and then gather at Vinicombe Street  during the big switch-on that takes place at 5:30 pm.

Location:
Vinicombe Street, Ashton Lane, Cresswell Lane, and Ruthven Lane.

Price:
No ticket to join the celebration.

Timing:
The celebration starts at 12 pm and continues till 6 pm. The switch happens at 5:30 pm.

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Have fun at Disney On Ice

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Disney on Ice, originally known as Walt Disney’s World on Ice is a series of touring Ice Shows with figure skaters featuring different Disney characters. One of the must things to do in London in November is to attend one of their shows. Watching favourite disney characters, with whom everyone is acquainted from childhood, perform shows can be enlivening for not only the kids but also the adult visitors.

Location: 
Budweiser Gardens, Dundas Street, London.

Price: 
Varies from show to show.

Timing: 
Varies from show to show.

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Have fun at the London Jazz Festival

One of the Things to do in London in November is to attend the EFG London Jazz Festival, a music festival held every November for 10 days. The festival is renowned for showcasing a heterogeneous mixture of both new and old talented musicians from all over the world. It is a real treat for those music lovers. Visitors, with an ear for music, will find this festival to be a great fortune as they will get the opportunity to listen to various kinds of music from all over the world.

Location:
The festival takes place in various London venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, King’s Place, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, and many other theatres.

Price:
The price varies as per shows.

Timing:
Different shows have different timings.

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Not an experience that you get to have every day. From all the places I visited in London on my tour, this had a distinct feel to it. I didn't expect a lot of tourists there but to my surprise, I found there was a great line for ticket booking. The entire museum had a very offbeat feel to it. It really made me feel like I was in a war room preparing for some kind of a battle.
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Even though the building looks a little ancient the overall feel of the place is very futuristic. It is not something that we get to see everyday. The kids are also going to love it. A good place to learn and have some fun! Must visit.
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Always wonder where the word GMT came from. Haha! My trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich was extraordinary. I got to discover a lot and it was an insightful tour. The tickets I got were from Thrillophilia. I did a lot of cool stuff like standing right on the meridian line and also took a lot of photos with my friends. Overall, a blissful experience providing a rich learning opportunity to people like me. I would definitely want every holidaymaker to visit this place.
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The best way I can describe my entire experience starting with getting my tickets from Thrillophilia to touring around St. Paul's Cathedral would be to the day that it was simply amazing. The place was so quiet and soothing, it was the kind of thing I wanted towards the end of my first-day tour in London. A side note, Just make sure you have a valid ID proof along with the tickets, it is important.
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I had a great time at St. Paul's Cathedral. The experience was sublime and I loved every bit of it. The place was amazing and we got a chance to just relax and enjoy some peace in the Cathedral. It is a definite recommendation from my end to every tourist visiting London. Trust me, advance booking your tickets take a load off of you.
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My visit to the Imperial War Museum was insightful and really inspiring. I got to see a ton of war artilleries from the time of World War. Upon entering it will take you some time but the place will really grow on you. I must say that the guide was also thorough about the entire place.
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Kensington Palace is very grand and beautiful. The palace also carries a rich history that we learned a lot about from the people there. If you are interested in architecture and history then visit as I got bored after sometime.
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It is a royal palace with a distinct architectural design that is really beautiful for the visitors. I really admired the entire ambiance of the place and the tour was just perfect. I strongly recommend everyone to visit the place on their tour to London.
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I got a chance to relax and me and my parents just sat in the garden and admired it's beauty. We spent around 30 minutes there walking around. Overall, it was nice experience but nothing special.
17 November 2019
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The Kew Gardens was the perfect addition to my overall London trip. Upon reaching I visited the place towards the evening and I must tell you what a relaxing feeling it was. It was great sitting amidst the raw nature and enjoying some time in peace. We also took a lot of pictures and overall, we enjoyed the place very much.

People Also Ask About London

  1. Is it a good time to visit London in November?

    It is a good time to visit London in November as the London Christmas season starts during this time, so the city bustles with pre-Christmas activities.
    Events to check out while visiting London in November would be Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Day celebrated on 5th November and the Lord Mayor’s Show celebrated on 14th November.
  2. Does it snow in London in November?

    Yes, sometimes there is a possibility of limited snow towards the end of November. London being in one of the warmest parts of the country gets limited snowfalls.
    In early November, snow is very unlikely but towards the end of November, the risk of snowfall increases to about 5-10%.
  3. How many days do you need in London?

    You need around 3 to 7 days in London. The number of days you need will depend on the things to do in London in November, the number of tourist places you wish to cover and how much time you wish to spend at each place.
  4. What is London famous for?

    London is famous for its history and its blend of medieval buildings and modern structures.
    Some of the famous places to visit in London in November which are known for their medieval beauty are:
    -The Palace of Westminster,
    -Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.
    -The Big Ben which is a very famous tower clock,
    -Tower of London along with
    -Tower Bridge and
    -Hyde Park are also well known and worth a visit.
    -Adding to the list are the art galleries and a list of Merlin Entertainment properties The London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Shrek’s Adventure along with London Dungeon.

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