When is the best time to fly to London?
London is immensely popular all year-round, meaning the price of your flight tickets will vary. On the other hand, it isn't too hard to find cheap flights to London from some UK airports. A lot of visitors come to London in the summer months, between June and September, however due to its brilliant festive celebrations, Christmas, New Years and Easter are also busy times. Families tend to pay a visit to the capital during half-term breaks too so expect museums, parks and attractions to get busy and flights to London to increase.
For a quieter experience of London (although London is always bustling), planning a visit between April and May and September to October can be youngest option to grab cheap flights to London, as well as enjoy less tourists. This is partially due to school terms starting or exam times and means that there will be cheaper room deals and less crowds, but you will still be able to enjoy all of the peak season attractions. You can normally find cheap flights to London in January and February too, although the weather does take a turn for the worse.
When is the best time to book a flight to London?
If you're planning to visit London during half-term or when a particular event is on, make sure to book at least 5 or 6 weeks in advance to find the cheapest flight tickets available. If you're flexible on your dates then you shouldn't have much trouble finding the cheapest flights to London at most periods of the year. Sometimes you can catch a bargain just 2 weeks before departure but this might be cutting it short. Once you've sorted your flight tickets, don't worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as either side offers great views of London.