Thousands of neighborhoods make up London, each with their own strengths and characteristics. The West End and South Bank offer theatre and high-end shopping while Shoreditch and Mayfair offer clothing and food. Kensington offers museums and high-end shopping. During the spring and fall, you can enjoy fewer tourists and mild temperatures in London. During summer, crowds are common. During the winter, you can expect lower prices, but also more rain. The holiday season is crowded in December.