London is a city known for many things: historical sites, gorgeous architecture, chic fashion, and fantastic food. It’s also known for having very unpredictable weather. It might be sunny one minute, and downpouring the next. This summer, London has been in the midst of a scorching heat wave, so temps have obviously been a lot higher than usual (pretty much exactly like the rest of the world. Thanks, global warming). Typically, though, it can be on the cooler side, and has a reputation for being a bit damp and rainy. Since you’re probably going to be walking around outside most of the time you’re there, you’ll definitely want to pack the right items to stay as comfortable as possible.
Of course, the weather isn’t the only thing you should be thinking about when visiting London. Traveling abroad always means packing specific items to make your trip run as smoothly as possible, so you’ll definitely want to take that into consideration as well.
Below is a list of items you should definitely bring with you if you’re going to London for the first time - or, really, any time you’re going over there.