London – What to Wear in February

London during winter can be an exciting place to visit. Although the months are cold there is plenty to do both inside and outside, especially during the festive Christmas period.

The weather is cold and wet and light snow can be common during  February. However, you can still have a great time in the city.

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In London, February outfits require a focus on layered clothing and thermal comfort. We highly recommend thermal base layers and warm waterproof boots for this month.

As a Londoner, I find February quite special.

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This month the city of London is filled with festivities again. The city begins to get ready for spring, and the weather is less wet than in previous months, with more daylight hours.

This article will give you some excellent tips and advice from a seasoned Londoner, so you can enjoy your trip to the capital to its fullest.

Overview

  • Average High: 8°C [46°F]
  • Average Low (Night): 1°C [34°F]

The weather in February is much the same as in January and can be very changeable. Snow has fallen in February in previous years, so be prepared for all types of winter weather.

The city is a little quieter than usual. However, it is still a great time to visit as there are fewer crowds in the museums and popular London tourist areas.

If you plan to sight-see, plan your outings early in the day as the sun sets early in February at around 5 pm. Ensure to pack plenty of warm clothing, including hats, gloves, and scarves.

February is a little less rainy than January; however, expect rain and bring waterproof outerwear and an umbrella. Comfortable trousers, jumpers, and warm winter jackets are worn throughout February in London.

Note: It can get icy in London sometimes during early February so choose footwear with soles that have good grip that are also waterproof. Insulated boots that are prepared for the rain and snow yet are comfortable to walk in are a good choice.

London February Basic Packing List

To ensure that you are well-prepared for a trip to London during winter use this packing list as a guide:

  • Warm layers such as long sleeve T-shirts
  • Thick knitwear or cardigans
  • Jeans or dark leggings
  • Mid-length to long dresses with thick tights
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm padded coat
  • Comfortable leather boots
  • Boot socks
  • Across body bag
  • Backpack
  • Sturdy umbrella
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Knitted hat
  • Wool scarf
  • Thick gloves

Essential Clothing Items

These items are essential for looking stylish and feeling comfortable while visiting London during February.

Dark jeans or trousers
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February in London can be very cold so be prepared with warm winter clothing such as jeans or wool trousers. As London can be quite rainy during this month you will need a few pairs of thick comfortable jeans to wear both during the day and in the evening.

If you are planning on visiting the theater, check the dress code. Most London theaters allow you to wear jeans. However, if you are attending a special performance you may want to dress up.

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A warm padded coat
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You will need a warm padded coat to survive the cold London temperatures. London can be very windy and icy in February so you will need a warm coat that is insulated. Wool coats are also great as they are both warm and stylish.

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Waterproof boots
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To navigate the winding London streets, a pair of comfortable waterproof walking boots are essential. Dark-colored boots are more stylish in London, especially when worn with jeans and a wool coat.

However the style is up to you, as a Londoner I see such a mix of different styles, it is definitely a very creative and expressive city to visit.

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Across-body bag
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Across-body bags are very useful in London to carry your valuables and keep them where you can easily reach them and see them. Unfortunately, there are many pickpockets in London so you should carry a bag that you wear on the front of your body or even under your coat.

If you are using public transport or taking photos you will appreciate having a place for your essentials close to you, for ease of access.

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Backpack

Bring an additional backpack to carry any larger items such as your water bottle, umbrellas, or snacks. If you are planning to do a spot of shopping then a backpack will be useful to carry purchases as stores in England charge a small price for carrier bags.

💡 Note: If you visit any large venues such as museums, theaters, or galleries you will likely be asked to open your bag for security at the entrance. This is commonplace and just a safety precaution for entry to the venue.

Umbrella

You will need a sturdy umbrella during February in London. Although rainfall is less than during January and December, rain is still expected. Rain showers can start suddenly and often the daily forecast can not be relied on. Bring a compact umbrella that you can easily fit in your backpack for ease.

More February Outfit Tips

Average High Temps:

  • Early February: 4°C (39°F)
  • Mid-February: 5°C (41°F)
  • Late February: 7°C (44°F)

February has very changeable weather in London. The temperatures can range from very cold to moderate and you can expect rain and even snow. Despite the unpredictable weather, you can expect more daylight during the day with the sun setting between 5.30 pm – 6 pm during February.

If you are visiting London during February you will need warm layers, thermal base layers, comfortable warm jeans or trousers, and a reliable winter coat. Choose a coat that is both warm and waterproof with a generous hood size so you are prepared for rainstorms.

Ladies can wear dresses if they prefer the theme over trousers, however, you will need to bring a good selection of warm thermal tights and tall boots to protect your legs from the rain.

If you are planning on going out in the evening, many restaurants are quite relaxed with their dress code and you can wear jeans and jumpers. Pubs are very relaxed and a great place to pop into during the day for a light drink and a hot hearty meal.

💡 Bars and nightclubs however have stricter dress codes. Some allow jeans however jumpers and hoodies are not allowed, and any form of sports gear including trainers will also prevent your entry.

Note: Pack a formal shirt, dark jeans, and dark leather boots if you are planning to go out in the evening to bars and clubs.

Tip: London is one of the world’s hot spots where tourists are getting pickpocketed! We highly recommend carrying valuables close to your body in a small bag with zips that face inwards.

💡 Visitor tip: Layers are a good idea in February. Temperatures have historically been known to drop low and snow has even appeared in London during March. Pack thermal t-shirts, jumpers, cardigans, and fleeces to wear under coats.

As you will be walking a lot, take spare pairs of socks with you on days out, in case of wet weather.

Packing list:
  • Long sleeve T-shirts
  • Thermal base layers
  • Thick Sweaters/jumpers
  • Warm rainproof jacket
  • Jeans
  • Thick socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Formal shirt or smart dress for the evening
  • Long-sleeve dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Backpack or shoulder bag
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Tissues
  • UK travel adapter (3-pin plug)

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