How I Cope with Winter in London

Winter is here! Oh, no sorry. It´s autumn. But, it feels as if winter was already here. I     don´tHow I Cope with Winter in London recall being so cold in London in the past years. It actually started a bit earlier than expected, which I think it helped to create this feeling. To further help matters, the clock went backwards last Saturday. This means that we all are going to enjoy cosy, warm movie nights in for a few months in a row. Just looking on the bright side!

While I was doing a bit of planning ahead , I thought I´d compile here a few tips on how to cope with winter in London and how to do them. They go in no particular order. Have you got any good tips? What has/ hasn´t worked out for you?

  • Woollies → Go to charity shops.
    At this time of the year, charity shops are in serious need for warm clothes. Companies give them out everything that cannot be sold, so a typical Sunday stroll might help you get a lovely jumper from your favourite brand – and totally new!
  • Warm cocoa → Get hot milk, cocoa powder, a blanket and sit in the sofa.
  • Movie marathon → Call a couple of friends.
    I´ve got a couple in mind. Someone suggested a `cryathon´ sometime ago. What about a Kill Bill or a 80´s marathon?
  • Winter walks→ It can be so good discovering London in winter. Watch the short video below (no endorsement here).
  • Get strong walking boots → Internet shopping.
    My boots were a life saver in previous years, when snow was everywhere. Internet shopping can be so gratifying. It saves me from going to one sports shop to another. Careful with your card limit, though!
  • Good book → Internet shopping again?
    My reading list keeps growing. There are so many developments in digital marketing that I hardly have the time for other books. I am trying to finish Cloud Atlas. Have you read it?
  • Winter festivals, such as Winter Wonderland → You´ll forget about how cold it is.Or Xfm´s Winter Wonderland → Be ready for this (no endorsement here)

  • Street markets → Check this map

Thanks for reading, and happy winter!

A Londoner from Afar

About A Londoner from Afar

Cheese & choc lover, marketer and linguist who would like to explore and share those aspects that still have the power to make her stay in the amazingly vibrant city of London after nearly 10 years.
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15 Responses to How I Cope with Winter in London

  1. Michelle Gillies says:

    You certainly seem prepared. The Londoners don’t seem to do to well driving in the snow I have noticed. 😉


  2. Peggy Tee says:

    One activity I always liked in London during the winter was going pub hopping – especially to lovely old heritage pubs with a crackling open fire on the hearth. The Three Kings was my favourite, but there are plenty of other pubs that stoke up the fires during the colder months. Keep warm!


  3. emmahevezi says:

    Some amazing reccommendations there for what to do in the winter in london 🙂 i definitely approve! also things like doing a coffee/hotchocolate crawl… you go round to all of your favourite coffee shops over a week and also make sure that you try out new coffee shops.
    another recommendation would be to find an old pub where they have a MASSIVE open fire. that is such a nice feeling especially after a long cold walk. thankyou for the post 🙂


  4. missmadaboutravel says:

    Brilliant advice to cope with the cold weather in London! 😉 My favourite was the movie marathon and the cup of warm cocoa… sounds like heaven


  5. Wanderlust23 says:

    My friend just taught me how to crochet. I’ve completed one project so far, a cowl which will keep me nice and warm this winter. I’ve always been such a shut in this time of year but I’ve made it a point to still get together with friends and go out to beat the winter blues. I hope to catch a few winter markets if I can.


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