Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros Fashion Tokyo Travel Wardrobes. And in a nutshell, London cannot be definitively defined. LauraRW 20, forum posts. I would focus more on a raincoat and layers underneath.
It's impossible to buy winter clothes in Darwin where shorts and singlets abound. I have a couple of warm ish outfits for when I land, but thought I'd hit the op shops charity stores to build up the wardrobe once I get there.
Cheap is good, as I won't have any further use for winter clothes once I get back home so I'll leave the clothes there. Can anyone suggest some decent charity stores please? I'm staying in Kensington Gardens for 3 days, and don't want to waste too much time clothes shopping. I'll need a decent coat, sweaters, beanies and a scarf. Maybe gum boots wellies? Prefer practical rather than fashionable.
If you are spending some time in London , head to your nearest Primark stire. Yes, Primark's the place to go. I've still got some thermals cheap but warm under jeans I bought from there several years ago but don't get to wear them too often.
There is or was a shop called Traid in Westbourne Grove which may be worth a look as well. Joe, I'll be city-bound in London , but will be doing a whole heap of tramping round the countryside in Ireland , peering at numerous castles etc.
I thought maybe wellingtons would come in handy for that adventure? Cheap and cheerful is just what I'm after, Travellerplus! TravellerPlus' comments look good to me. There used to be quite a few people trawling through Notting Hill charity shops because of the numerous donations of high quality clothing by local celebrities. I would also look in Primark , New Look or Matalan. Thanks for the heads up, Orbitalgirl. I have done a bit of a check, and quite few are open, the others I'm happy to peer at from a distance if need be.
As long as there's an Irish pub with a log fire along the way, I'll be happy! I would also advise waiting till you arrive, although I'd say bring anything you already have that might be useful for layering - long-sleeved shirts, raincoat, etc.
You might be lucky and it might be mild enough to survive with what you have, although if you are acclimatized to Kuala Lumpur you may find 'mild' here is still very cold for you.
My parents live in Florida, and London weather I consider balmy they think is arctic. I would focus more on a raincoat and layers underneath. If you are in a museums or the underground, and especially if you are walking around, you will be very hot. Hat, gloves, scarf are all things you can buy in London , for very little, and keep for the memories, or a future trip. Tq for good advice and tips I would rather wait until I reach London to purchase and bring whatever I have.
I will definitely go to TK Maxx and Primax. How about the weather in London compared to these locations during the beginning of the winter? You have to get off the plane, get to where you are staying and then shop for something suitable to wear. You may need to bring at least one warmish top or jacket to wear until you buy something.
Comparable to Boston or Seattle in terms of temperature range, but both those cities get much more rain in November than London does. By the way, if you have a compact travel umbrella, bring that along too. Nice to have in case you get caught out. I will be in London in January. Are most indoor places in London overheated the way so many seem to be in the cooler parts of the US?
So you have to take off your jacket and your sweater and carry them around with you? Someone upthread mentioned the underground and museums. Do stores tend to be heated quite warmly? For me, as long as the neck, hands, are warm, you should be fine.
Since you are staying in South Ken, you are not too far from the shops in Knightsbridge. Primark would be the cheapest though as other posters have said.
OP, I went to London about the same time last year and froze my bottoms off the moment I stepped out onto Oxford Street because I didn't have the appropriate clothes. I'm from Singapore, so I know what you're talking about, and trust me when I say that the cold is ridiculous.
If you foresee yourself travelling to cold climates frequently in the next few years, it might be worth the money buying coats. Alternatively, borrow from friends! Sometimes buying a coat in Malaysia might not be helpful at all because you have no idea how the temperature is going to be like.
That said, I did manage to buy a very thick Topshop coat read reviews that it is a re-release, and since UK girls were wearing it last year, it should be alright in Singapore for cheaper than it would have retailed in UK, because of a sale that was going on. It's definitely not Primark prices, but the scarf I got from Primark last year shedded like nobody's business and I'm now a little wary of the quality.
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