Which city is colder in winter, London or Paris?

The debate over which city is colder in winter, London or Paris, has been around for centuries. The English and the French have argued back and forth about who has the colder weather. Many people have their own opinions on the matter, but there is no clear answer.

One thing is for sure, both cities have a cold winter climate. London and Paris both have average winter temperatures that are below freezing. In addition, both cities experience a lot of snow during the winter months.

On average London is colder than Paris, but Paris can experience colder temperatures because of its northerly location. In general, the average high temperatures in London are about 2 degrees Celsius lower than in Paris. However, the low temperatures in London are about 4 degrees Celsius higher on average. This means that in the winter, London is colder overall, but Paris can get much colder temperatures.

Comparing average temperatures

When comparing the average winter temperatures in London and Paris, London is colder. However, Paris can experience colder temperatures because of its northerly location. In general, the average high temperature in January in London is about 44 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average high temperature in Paris is about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature in London is about 34 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature in Paris is about 36 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is there more snow in London or Paris?

In the Northern Hemisphere, there are two popular tourist destinations for people who love winter sports: London and Paris. Both cities have a lot to offer, but which one has more snow? Surprisingly, Paris has more snow on average than London does. In fact, Paris usually sees around 40 snowy days per year, while London only averages about 25 days of snowfall each year. This may be because London is located further south than Paris.

Are there more daylight hours in London or Paris in the Winter?

Paris gets more hours of daylight

If we look at the shortest day of the year last year – 21st December 2022 – then Paris had 8 hours 14 minutes and 49 seconds of daylight between sunrise and sunset, whereas London only had 7 hours and 49 minutes and 42 seconds!!

How to prepare for a cold winter in London or Paris.

Get your winter coat ready, because it’s cold in London and Paris.

Buy some winter clothes

Make sure you have a warm place to sleep

Get a winter hat and gloves

Stock up on food and drink

What to do in London in the Winter

There are many things to do in London in the winter. One popular activity is to go ice skating on the frozen Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park. Another option is to visit one of the city’s many Christmas markets. At the markets, you can buy traditional Christmas items like ornaments, decorations, and gifts. You can also enjoy festive food and drinks like mulled wine and gingerbread.

And most of the usual places will be available to visit.

What to do in Paris in the Winter

Paris is a beautiful city with a lot to offer tourists, no matter what time of year it is. However, some activities are only available during certain times of year. Here are five things you can do in Paris in the winter:

1. Visit the Christmas markets. There are several markets throughout the city, all of which have unique decorations and souvenirs.

2. See the holiday lights. Paris is lit up with beautiful displays during the holiday season.

3. Go ice skating. The city has plenty of parks and gardens where you can skate during the winter months.

4. Take a stroll through the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg Gardens.

5. Visit the Eiffel Tower at night. This is only possible during the festive season, but it is a popular activity for tourists and locals alike.

And don’t forget the venues which are open all year round.

Conclusion

When considering average temperatures, London is colder than Paris. However, Paris can experience colder temperatures because of its northerly location and its exposure to cold air masses from the Eurasian continent. In the winter, the difference between the average temperature in London and Paris can be as much as 10 degrees Celsius. But this difference is not always consistent, and there have been winters when Paris has been colder than London.

But in any case there is plenty to do in each city!

Poems about Places in London for KS1 and KS2

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Europe’s biggest city- London

Europe’s biggest city- London

The city that never sleeps

The centre of the world

The place where the old and the new collide

The home of kings and queens

A city of culture and history

London is a city that has something for everyone.

London is the capital

London is the capital
The city that never sleeps
It’s always buzzing with life
There’s always something to do
From museums to parks
There’s something for everyone
London is a city that you must see.

The London Tube

The London tube is a thing of beauty
It’s like a big dark snake
Coiling through the city
Carrying people to their destinations
In a hurry
The tube is always busy
People rushing to get on
And off again
Always in a hurry
The London tube is a thing of beauty

London tube map

The London Tube Map

The tube map is so vast and complex
With stations spanning far and wide
There’s a route for everyone, whatever their need
Whether travelling for business or pleasure

The map is always there, ready to help
Guiding you to your destination
And with its bright colours and easy-to-read design
It’s never been simpler to get around London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, a tourist’s dream
The home of the Queen and her family
A place where history is alive and well
One of the most famous buildings in the world
Inside and out it’s a sight to behold
No matter how often you see it, it never gets old.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum
Is a world of history and art
It’s a place where you can learn about the past
And see the present in a new light
There are sculptures and paintings galore
And exhibits that will capture your heart
It’s a place where you can explore and discover
And learn about different cultures near and far
So if you’re looking for a fun day out
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the place to go.

The London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye is a giant wheel,
Offering views of the city below.
It’s a popular tourist spot,
Especially for those who love to sightsee.
From up high, you can see all the landmarks,
The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
You can also see St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace,
All while relaxing in your glass pod.

Madame Tussaud

Madame Tussauds in London

Come one, come all to see the sights
Of London’s Madame Tussauds
The wax replicas of famous figures
In history and pop culture
Stand here, sit there, so lifelike
It’s hard to tell them apart.
Journalistic integrity
Requires I do not give away the surprises.
But rest assured, it’s an experience
You won’t want to miss.

https://www.madametussauds.com/london/ 

The London Planetarium

The London Planetarium
Is a place of wonder and amazement
For people of all ages
It’s a place where you can explore the universe
And learn about the planets
It’s a place where you can experience the stars
And feel like you’re floating among them
It’s a place where you can discover new things
And see the universe in a whole new light
If you’re ever in London, be sure to visit the planetarium
You won’t regret it!
It’s a celestial sanctuary
Where you can lose yourself in the universe.

Houses of parliament and Big Ben

The Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament sit on the Thames,
Glimpsing downstream to the London Eye;
Facing the river, their back to the City,
The medieval palace now a seat of power.

Rising in grandeur above the weathered stone,
Elizabeth’s turret and Big Ben’s great clock,
They are symbols of our British heritage,
Majestic reminders of bygone days.

Big Ben

I’ve heard that Big Ben is the biggest clock
In the land, and it’s really something to see
It’s so big and bold, with a voice that’s so loud
And each strike of the bell is so clear
People come from all around just to hear
The sound of Big Ben ringing in their ear
This famous clock is something unique
It’s stood the test of time and still ticks
Everyone should have the chance to see
The legendary Big Ben in London

St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral

I am St. Paul’s Cathedral,
Named after the Patron Saint of London.
I have stood here for many years,
A witness to the city’s growth.

I have been a place of worship,
A shelter in times of need.
I have been a symbol of strength,
And a beacon of hope.

My doors have welcomed kings,
And my walls have held the poor and homeless.
I am more than just a building,
I am an important part of London’s history.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London

This is a museum of natural history
Filled with fossils and bones of dinosaurs
It’s a place where you can explore the past
And learn about the animals that once roamed the earth.

The museum has everything from mammoths
To sabre-tooth tigers and giant sloths
You can see exhibits on insects and plants
And learn about the human body too
It’s a place where you can discover new things
Every time you visit, without fail.

River Thames

The River Thames

The River Thames flows through the heart of London,
seeing all that happens in this great city.
The river is a witness to the good and bad,
the happiness and sorrow.
It carries people on its banks and boats on its waves,
bringing them to their destinations.
The River Thames is a symbol of life in London,
and it will continue to flow long after we’re gone.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in London.
It’s a drawbridge that was built over a hundred years ago.
The views from the bridge are stunning, and it’s a must-see for visitors.
Tower Bridge is a British symbol, and it’s a vital part of the city’s infrastructure.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey,

home to kings and queens,
a place of history and mystery.

Architectural beauty surrounds you,
with carvings and sculptures on every wall.

The stained glass windows shed light,
filling the church with a rainbow of colours.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
it is one of the most visited places in the world.

Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral stands so tall and proud
A beacon of light in the heart of London town
Its grandeur is matched by its beauty
And its soaring spires can be seen for miles around
The faithful come to pray and worship here
And marvel at the stained glass windows that dot the walls
It’s a place of peace in the midst of chaos
A holy sanctuary that welcomes all.

The Science Museum in London

The Science Museum is a place of learning,
A place where people can come to explore and discover.
It’s a place where you can be inspired by the wonders of science,
And learn about the world around you.
The Science Museum is a place where you can have fun too,
With exhibits that are both educational and entertaining.
So if you’re looking for a place to learn and have some fun,
The Science Museum is the place for you!

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