London in Spring Packing List

April 2, 2024

London in Spring Packing List

Hi from London!

London is one of my favorite cities to visit and each year I go back to build out recommendations for Rêverie in London. This year I have once again returned to London and am so enjoying this trip. I always use this packing list post as a guide for classic, timeless looks to wear in London in Spring and I hope you’ll find it helpful if you’re heading across the pond this season as well!

London in Spring Packing List

My suitcase for Spring trips is usually full of pretty, feminine dresses and light layers and springtime jackets. London doesn’t get super warm in spring so light jackets are key as you pack for London.

When is Spring in London?

Spring in London begins usually in April as the sunnier days return, flowers begin to bloom and warmer weather begins to settle into the city. If you have London travel on the calendar for this spring, this post should help you determine what to wear in London.

Next to the holidays in London, Spring is my personal favorite time of year in London.

Be sure you check the weather before you head to London in Spring. You can ditch the winter coats for sure but you may experience some cold weather and you’ll definitely have some rain so you’ll want to ensure you pack appropriately depending on what the weather will be for your particular days in London.

Read on for my Packing List for London. Hopefully it’ll inspire you as you begin packing. I also always recommend you try on your outfits before you put them in your suitcase and keep a Notes app in your phone of what you plan to wear each day and night. This will ensure you don’t overpack and know exactly what’s in your suitcase! I find it handy to do this so I can determine which pieces will be best to bring to mix and match.

Also heading to Paris? I have Paris Packing Lists, too!

1. Leather Jacket

I never go to London without my favorite leather jacket in tow. I wear it over evening outfits most often but it can be worn over a sweater or button down for daytime outings, too.

2. Button Down

A crisp button down is a great top to bring to London as you can layer it, wear it on its own, tie it and pair it with a skirt…the styling options are endless. I have this one and love it – I sized down as it does run rather oversized. I wear the Small. You can use code MEGHANDONO15 for 15% off. 

Related: Jenni Kayne Apparel Review

3. Basic Tee

I bring a basic tee in white and in black for every trip. This one from MM.LaFleur is a favorite as it has a great fit, a thick fabric that makes sure it travels well and slightly longer sleeves making it really flattering to wear on its own or layered. Also it doesn’t stretch out making it wonderful for re-wearing while on your trip.

4. Full Skirt Dress

I love this dress so much I own it in three colors. Because of its versatile styling abilities, it is great to travel with.

5. Versatile Bag

This bag is perfect for a trip because it works well for both day time and evening excursions.

6. Sunglasses

For when the sun blesses London you’ll want a pair of sunglasses in your bag.

7. Baseball Cap

I love topping off casual daytime outfits in London with an on-trend baseball cap with looks like this one.

8. Striped Sweater

I love wearing a striped sweater  year round and it is the perfect pop of pattern to layer under your lightweight jacket or trench coat. The brand La Ligne makes my favorite striped knits.

Code MEGHAND10 will get you 10% off your first La Ligne Order.

9. Travel Umbrella

London’s reputation for rain means it is usually a matter of when not if it’ll rain while you’re visiting London. Be sure to have an umbrella on you!

10. Belt

This is the belt I most often pack with me due to the fact that’s it makes a nice subtle statement. I love to wear mine with jeans and with trousers but you could also pair this over a dress.

11. Cashmere Tee

One of our favorite layering pieces for Spring particularly when London in Spring can sometimes be chilly. Perfect for pairing under a trench coat or leather jacket. I recommend sizing up in this one.

12. Common Projects Sneakers

Comfortable shoes are a must for exploring London! It is a city that is best explored on foot so I always have my do-it-all sneakers that I wear with black pants, jeans, dresses and even skirts. Read my full Common Projects Sneakers Review.

13. Ballet Flats

A great do-it all shoe for any trip overseas. Just be sure to break them in before you go!

14. Casual Sneakers

I love my black Converse for rainy days as they don’t show discoloration and dry out easily. Or consider a sportier sneaker like the Adidas Sambas or these Vejas. I usually pair a sportier sneaker with my trousers for the flight over to London.

15. Trousers

I love bringing a pair of black trousers with me on nearly every trip. They are perfect for cooler days of Spring travel and I pair them with a block heel for evenings out and then I wear them on the plane with sneakers. 

For my trip this week, I brought a super chic pair of satin pants from La Ligne that I can both dress up as seen here and dress down with sneakers. I got the size M and had them hemmed about 1-2 inches for my 5’5″ frame. Code MEGHAND10 will get you 10% off your first La Ligne Order.

16. Tweed Jacket

A tweed jacket can be one of the best light jackets you can bring to London. I love wearing mine with jeans, over dresses and with trousers. Wear it open or button it up and wear it closed for more variety! More styles in the widget below to peruse.

17. Oversized Blazer

An oversized blazer is always in my suitcase for London. I love the Sezane Christie Blazer and also the Michelle Jacket

If a blazer isn’t your style, consider a knit jacket.

18. Sezane Trench Coat

No trip to London is complete without a trench in my opinion! For the inevitable showers – this favorite one from Sezane is a classic and timeless style. It’s got a flattering fit and all the classic details you want such as a tie waist and lapel collar. I love the camel color and thoughtful details on this well-made investment piece that I know I’ll wear for a long, long time.

I size up in all Sézane Coats and am wearing an 8 in this trench. Read more about my favorite Sezane Essentials.

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Traveling this Spring? Don’t miss my All My Travel Essentials so you’re prepared with things like portable chargers when you head to London.

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  1. Joanna M says:

    Hi Megan! Have a blast in London 🙂 I’m heading to the Uk in a couple of weeks, and am wondering if you would be able to share your covid testing plan to get back to the US?

  2. Lori in Toronto says:

    Ha, I’m literally packing for London (and Cotswolds and Bath) right now! Similar but more linen pants and a slouchy blazer for me, with fewer dresses, though I’m bringing a floral one. The weather looks amazing; have fun!

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