So, remember the anniversary my husband and I celebrated last month? We decided to keep the celebration going and took a trip to London! I’ll be sharing a couple of posts about our trip, this one is about what to pack for winter in London.
The obsessive planner I am, I immediate went over to Maheen is Going Places and pored over all her tips about traveling to London. Lucky me, she’s a friend so I further badgered her on all things London. The one thing I was not prepared for was the freezing temperatures. Those close to me know I CANNOT handle the cold. I wear a jacket when it’s 70 degrees. My aspirations for posting beautiful pictures in front of London landmarks were dashed, but if you need realistic advice about what to pack for winter in London, this post is for you.
Getting right to it, here’s what I packed (all affiliate links). Only things that are not the exact items are the cold weather gear, the coat, and the boots. But they are very similar, as you will see below.
A Warm, Waterproof Coat
London’s weather is usually pretty wet, so I made sure the whole family had waterproof winter coats. This North Face coat was thin enough to pack, but warm enough with a few layers underneath. It’s an old one, but I have affiliate links for similar ones below.
Cozy, Layerable Sweaters
Under the coat, a sweater or a sweatshirt is a must. I grabbed these during some after Christmas sales, some of them are still in stock. Affiliate links below. Because I feel colder than most, I also wore base layers underneath. I was in a time crunch and didn’t have time to order them so I bought these from the girls’ section at target in XL and it did the trick. Affiliate links for those if you need them too.
A Comfortable Pair of Boots
All of the boots I own are fairly superficial. In that they are booties that look cute, but do nothing in the cold. I found a pair of Born boots (affiliate link for very similar) last minute, and they were perfect for the trip. We walked a lot around the city, these were comfortable and kept my feet warm and dry.
I took off the hat, gloves, and scarf for pictures every once in a while, but most of the time I lived in these. Affiliate links for some similar ones below. I linked tech gloves instead of mine because it’ll save you from taking yours off. You’re welcome.