Pack with ease and comfort in mind. Simple versatile clothes that don’t require ironing and can be dressed up or down are ideal. As you will be on your feet for much of the day, be sure to take comfortable shoes that you can walk long distances in. Something to keep in mind when packing is that you may have an occasion to dress more formally, be it a business meeting, school interview, meal at a top restaurant, or visit to the theater. Just be sure to include clothes and footwear to cover all occasions.
One item that you will not want to be without is a waterproof jacket or coat. It rains with tedious regularity here in London, and while it is unlikely to be a full blown monsoon, if you are out and about in the drizzle all day, you’ll be glad that you had a waterproof coat.
If you are traveling in the late fall or winter, then you may need some gloves or a scarf. The United Kingdom is noted for its woolen and cashmere knits, so you could always pick up a sweater or scarf while you are in London if the weather suddenly gets much colder.
Excerpted from the First Edition of Moon Living Abroad in London.