What to pack for your trip to London

Super-comfy walking shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking in London, so the key is to be comfortable. Try to avoid bringing shoes you have not broken in. Tennis shoes (trainers, sneakers), hiking shoes or other types of durable sports shoes are probably your best bet.

All-weather gear. The weather can change multiple times per day in England, so be prepared for rainy and windy conditions. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too — handy for when the weather clears up again. Tuck a good (but compact) umbrella, like Repel’s Easy Touch Umbrella, into your bag, in case of a real downpour.

UK power adapter and charger. To keep your Kindle, phone and any other devices going, you’ll need a type G power adapter (included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

Lonely PLanet's London travel guide might come handy. Explore ancient castles, modern galleries and world-class museums, catch a show on the West End, and down a pint in a traditional pub.

Of course, don't forget to check out Time Out London with lots of up to date London information.

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