It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.
When to go to England
Peak Season: July; AugustBrits head for the coast in the high season – so expect the seaside towns on the south coast to be rather crowded. The south is usually a little warmer than the north and the west is wetter than the east, but British weather is notoriously unpredictable. London is exceptionally busy during the summer season and prices are higher, so book well in advance to get the best deals.
Off Season: November to MarchCheaper deals are available in most places during the low season, though accommodations are much more expensive over Christmas and the New Year. Expect it to be cold and wet in most places, too.
Sweet Spot: April to June; September to OctoberThe weather can get rather cold in April and October, but hotels offer good shoulder-season rates and most destinations are far less crowded than in the summer. Accommodations are slightly more expensive in June and September.
Our Experts save you money with travel deals and advice
Visit amusement parks in autumn for reduced admission prices and smaller crowds.
Jaymie DeGaetano Travel Deal Expert
Sign up for the Top 25 Newsletter
to get exclusive weekly deals