Is late May into June an OK time to visit London? (I'd like to avoid the peak travel season and wading through crowds of tourists and students on holiday.)
I'd like to visit London for about two weeks. I have a chance to take some time from May 28 to June 15.
What I'm trying to avoid is being there during the most intense tourist season.
I looked a few universities' academic schedules to try to get an idea. It seems like US schools let out anywhere from May 5 (Duke) to June 14 (UC Santa Cruz). London University lets out on June 1st. So June is actually looking a little late. But maybe not too bad?
I read through this question
and got some helpful info, but it's more focused on the weather patterns.
So for people who live in the UK or have traveled there, is early June reasonable, or am I going to start getting caught in the crowds during that time?
If it helps, what I'm planning to do is go to some social events, like social drawing get-togethers and city walks through meetup.com and stuff like that. And also spend a good amount of time at museums and galleries.