Essential Packing List for London’s Winter Months

Winter Packing

London is a fantastic city to visit no matter the time of year, but for many people, winter is a particularly popular few months. The capital offers a wide variety of great activities throughout the winter, including festive fun for all the family.

Because of how chilly the weather can get, you’ll want to ensure you wrap up warm – so here’s our key essentials for London in the winter.

A high-quality coat

You can’t go wrong by bringing a coat to London during the winter, and this is certainly one item you won’t want to leave home without! Go for warmer styles, and ensure your coat has a cosy lining. This is the best way to ensure that no matter the weather, you’ll always be able to get out and about and see all that London has to offer.

There’s no need to sacrifice style for comfort, and if you really can’t find the ideal London coat, then there’s just one more reason to explore the city’s famous shopping districts during your stay at the San Domenico House Chelsea London.

An umbrella

You never know when it will rain in London, so an umbrella is an essential item for anyone spending a winter in the city. If you don’t pack one, this is also one of the simplest items on our list to locate once you’re here – with plenty of shops offering their own spin on this London staple.

Choose a robust design and opt for a foldable version if you want to save space in your suitcase.


It is not unthinkable that you may encounter snow during the winter in London, so its important to be prepared for this possibility. While staying at San Domenico House Chelsea London, we recommend you keep a pair of strong, durable boots close at hand.

There’s no need for your choice of footwear to be dull or dreary, as there are plenty of brands which will keep you looking and feeling stylish, while protecting you from the elements. Look for a pair which match your own sense of style for the perfect winter boot.


This is another essential item for anyone eager to explore the city, even when its particularly chilly. A great pair of gloves will help you stave off the winter weather and keep enjoying your trip to luxury suites in London.

Leather gloves are a good way to deal with rainy weather as well as the cold, but as a cost-effective alternative, even the simplest cotton gloves will go a long way towards making your visit cosier.

A hat and scarf

Last but certainly not least, a warm hat and scarf will be your go-to essentials in London throughout the autumn and winter months. Not only will these items ensure you always feel cosy enough to brave the elements, but they can also be selected specifically to match or coordinate with other key pieces of your London wardrobe.