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6 Great Rain Boots for London for Any Budget or Style

You’re all excited: you’ve bought that ticket to London, planned your itinerary, packed your bags, and are about to head off on an unforgettable trip… and then you check the weather forecast.

Rain? RAIN!?

Yes, it does rain a fair bit in London throughout the year, especially during the autumn, winter, and spring. But don’t let a bit of precipitation dampen your spirits or change your travel plans. With the right gear, like a proper umbrella and rain boots for London, you can have a great time even when it’s raining.

After calling London home, I’ve had my fair share of wet shoes and feet from not planning ahead when the forecast clearly calls for rain; avoid my mistakes and plan ahead by packing a good pair of rain boots for London. Here are six great options, from classic to trendy, splurge-worthy to budget-friendly. No matter your style or how much you want to spend, you’ll find at least one great option on this list – and be all set for a fun, dry-footed adventure to London.

1. Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots for London

Why these rain boots for London?
You can’t go wrong with a classic Wellington-style boot!

There’s nothing like a classic Wellington design when it comes to waterproof footwear for London. The Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots have been part of the brand’s winter line since 1956. While this updated model has a few tweaks– these are slightly taller and maybe a tad narrower in width around the foot – most of it remains true to the original one. 

They come in ten colors and feature the Hunter Original tread pattern. As for materials, they are incredibly well-made, featuring natural rubber and a comfortable polyester lining. The boots are super comfortable and perfect for everyday use. 

2. Burberry Strap House Check Rain Boots

Why these rain boots for London?
Ooze quintessential British style and blow your budget with these splurge-worthy Burberry boots.

Burberry epitomizes British style in all its designs, and these rain boots aren’t an exception. The British brand has created this collection of rainboots for London with rubber materials that keep water and moisture at bay.

The shaft boasts the House check pattern – Burberry’s iconic Scottish tartan design with a beige base. The knee-high design also features bold equestrian-inspired buckled straps, and you can find them in military green and black colors.

Besides keeping you warm and dry, these designer rain boots are perfect for keeping up with London’s street style. British people, in general, have a great sense of fashion, with Londoner’s sophisticated and chic outfits leading the way. 

3. UGG Shaye Rain Boots for London

Why these rain boots for London?
With these unconventional UGGs, you can love tall rain boots without breaking the bank.

You’ll love their Shaye Rain Boot if you’re a devoted UGG wearer. These London rain-proof boots showcase a classic design with a high-gloss finish.

The Shaye features waterproof construction and a sheepskin-lined insole to keep feet warm and dry. They are functional and comfortable, but these rain boots also have a sleek and stylish design, which makes them perfect for dressing a look up a notch or two.

The Shaye Rain Boot is one of the most affordable rain boots in the market, at only $85.00! So, if you were looking to get a bang for your buck, these UGGs are the way to go. 

4. Hunter Chelsea Rain Boots for London

Why these rain boots for London?
The Chelsea style is the new kid on the block – and everyone’s rocking them.

Another from the Hunter family, the Chelsea are another perfect pair of rainboots for London. This style became so popular in the past few years that you’ll spot them far more than tall, classic Wellington styles.

The Hunter Chelsea is a classic from the brand, recently launching a re-engineered version. The new model features an improved fit that guarantees all-day comfort. The ankle circumference is wider, and the heel has an increased curve to ensure a more comfortable fit.

The new design also includes the iconic elasticated gussets and nylon pull-tab to facilitate the stepping into the boot. As for the materials, Hunter uses only natural and vulcanized rubber to handcraft the boots, which explains the vegan certificate they bear. 

5. Burberry Flinton Check Rain Booties

Why these rain boots for London?
If you love Burberry and want to flaunt the latest trend, these boots are worth splurging for.

Burberry has also designed the Flinton Check Rain Booties for those who prefer ankle height wellies. Unlike the previous model, these Flintons have an edgier look and a less chic one.

The booties feature a zipper detail on the shaft and neoprene panels with Burberry’s signature check tartan. One of the best features is that the Burberry plaid is removable and washable. These booties are utterly stylish. You can wear them with anything from a pair of jeans to some tights, and these booties look so good.

By the way, Burberry also makes Flintons for little ones, so you can flaunt matching outfits while walking the London streets. 

6. Everlane Women’s Rain Boots for London

Why these rain boots for London?
Everlane offers a budget-friendly option for those who love the Chelsea style.

If you need a pair of rain boots that don’t look like rain boots, go for the Everlane Rain Boot.  Boasting a chunkier look, they’re extremely stylish with a nice silhouette. The model is ankle height and features flexible rubber, custom-designed cushioned insole, a slip-resistant tread, and pull tabs.

Their best selling point by far is how comfortable they are. You can walk miles and miles without feeling the slightest pain on your feet. Believe me, this feature is essential when looking for the perfect pair of rainboots for London as you’re going to do a lot of walking in the city.

Finally, at only $75.00, you can’t beat the quality with that price!

With these six options, you’re all set to choose your perfect rain boots for London. Whether you love style or function, splurging or sticking to a budget, there’s an option that will work for you – and look great on you when you’re out exploring the city on a rainy day.

Have questions about my suggestions for rain boots for London? Let me know in the comments, or join the conversation in my London Travel Tips Facebook community.

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    Valerie fell in love with London on my first trip to the city way back in 2011. Since then, she spent a year living in London and visits as often as she can. Join her to explore my favorite city on earth and learn everything you need to discover the best London has to offer!

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