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What to Pack for London in June

Ah, sweet summer in London. June is probably the best month to visit London, thanks to its combination of good weather, long days, and plenty to do – there’s too much to choose from between the classic attractions and special events, if I’m being completely honest.

Best of all, London in June isn’t as scorching as during the rest of the summer, so you don’t risk worrying about what to pack for London in June that balances sweltering summer heat with the (omnipresent) chance of rain.

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I’ve been fortunate to spend plenty of time in London in June, between living there and return visits since moving back across the pond. As a lady traveler, it’s a season of sundresses, shorts, sunglasses, and only needing to pack my cutest short rainboots and umbrella in case the forecast turns.

If you’re still working on what to pack for London for your June trip, this post will help. Below you’ll find some guidance; first, I’ll lay out how longer days and improving weather factor into your packing decisions. Then I’ll share my recommendations for a June London packing list to help you put together what you need.

Ready to get your suitcase “sorted,” as the Brits say? Let’s dive in.

Looking for my suggestions about the top events and things to do in London in June? Click here!

June Sunrise & Sunset Times in London

London Sunrise in Spring

Knowing how long the days are during June will help you plan your London trip. You’ll get a better sense of how you can manage your time and how many activities you can fit in a day. Here’s a quick chart of sunrise and sunset times in London in June: 

Sunrise4:48 am4:42 am4:46 am
Sunset9:08 pm9:19 pm9:21 pm
Daylight Hours~16:20~16:40~16:30

June is an unbeatable time to visit London – mainly because this month gets the longest days of the year, which means there’s plenty of sunlight and, consequently, plenty to do. (This info is also helpful if seeing a sunrise or sunset during your London visit sounds like an activity you’d like to include in your itinerary!)

London June Weather & Temperature

Visiting London in June equals long days, blissful weather, and lush nature. In a few words, you couldn’t ask for better weather to explore this stunning city. 

June marks the beginning of summer in the city. Still, the weather remains pretty mild. While the London temperature in June is definitely hot (at least by British standards), it doesn’t escalate to melting status. On average, you can expect temperatures ranging from 70°-73°F (21°-23°C).

What to Pack for London in June

When planning what to pack for London in June, I recommend you stick mainly to summer clothes and a couple of cozy garments if it gets chilly in the evenings or on a rare day.

Here are my suggestions for what to pack, depending on how long you’re visiting and the weather forecast:

  • Pack two natural fiber shirts; I love Unbound Merino’s tops (they also have long-sleeve options) which are warm but also breathable and odor-reducing so you won’t need to worry about washing them during your trip. They also look nice enough to wear every day when exploring London, which generally has a nicer dress code than many North American urban destinations.
  • Bring a sweater and a hoodie or light jacket, for laying up if there are any cool days. I don’t think you need a raincoat in June…
  • …but you don’t want the rain to stop you from getting to know the marvelous city that London is, if it is damp during your visit. So, bring an umbrella and your rain boots to stay dry.
  • Even if the forecast calls for rain, sunglasses are small enough to pack for sunny days.
  • Pack a pair of trousers and two pairs of jeans, for every 5-7 days of your trip.
  • If the forecast is looking really warm, Unbound Merino also has a fantastic pair of linen-merino shorts that I love on hot weather days.
  • Bring a pair of comfortable shoes. While you’ll be relying a lot on public transportation during your trip, you’ll spend lots of time walking around. It’s also nice to have a pair of dry non-boot shoes to wear around your hotel or accommodation.
  • Pack a fancy outfit; some venues and restaurants in London are fashionable and you’ll have to dress up if you want to visit them. I love Wool&‘s merino dresses for travel.

I’ve got a list of essentials to pack for London too, so you don’t forget anything important.

Have any other questions about what to pack for London in June, or any items I didn’t mention that you might need? Let me know in the comments below!

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Valerie fell in love with London on her 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 (you can find her recent trip recaps here!). She launched LOMM in 2021 to help other travelers fall in love with her favorite city on earth.

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