Whether you’re visiting relatives or heading into Britain’s capital for the joy of sightseeing and vacationing alone, this is a city with innumerable secrets and countless delights. It’s also a complex city with odd place names, an expensive transport network, and a wide array of restaurants, bars, and cafes which are in various states of openness after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re visiting London in the coming weeks or months, here are four key tips to enable you to have as much fun as possible on your trip.
From the airport into London — and there are several airports surrounding London that serve the capital — you’ll have the most stress-free experience by booking a minicab. Keep Premiermini Cabs in mind for these important journeys, when you’re a little tired and vulnerable. Meanwhile, in London itself, the tube network is an experience all its own, and the bus network will take you practically to any doorstep you wish, all for only a couple of dollars. Don’t forget to take the opportunity to walk, too, through central London. It’s truly one of the prettiest city centers in the world.
What is it that you’re most interested in seeing in London? Are you looking to see the big sights, the ones you’ve seen in the movies? Then you’re going to want to go on an open-top bus tour that takes you past Buckingham Palace, across Tower Bridge, and over to the haunting Tower of London. If you’re more interested in the cuisine, you’re truly in for a treat, though you should book ahead of time to guarantee you’ll be seated. Meanwhile, for those simply looking to soak up the culture of London, taking long walks within Zone 1 (central London) should suffice.
Cash and Spending
Some tourists are happy to spend liberally when they’re on vacation in London, but if you’re looking to count the pennies as you travel, then you need to know some of the key money-saving tips before you head into Britain’s capital. You’ll find that hotels are expensive, and hostels are cheap. Many chain cafes are great for a cheap coffee, but pubs tend to be expensive in the capital. Try to avoid using an ATM that charges you for a withdrawal, and look to good value money changers to help you exchange USD for GBP when you’re in London.
You’ve likely seen so much of Britain on the silver screen and you’ve heard so much about it from books, friends, and family. So, there are naturally some important things you’re obliged to try in England, like a warm pint of ale, getting through to Platform 9 and 3/4, or taking a short river cruise on the Thames. Treat yourself to all of these wonderful experiences and more by finding a guide book to London that’s aimed at getting you stuck into what makes Britain British.
There you have it: four tips to make your trip to London successful and memorable in the near future.