Whether you love history, architecture, food, theatre, music or nightlife, you should visit the great city of London. England’s capital is one of the most popular destinations on the planet, and for good reason, because there are so many landmarks and attractions just waiting to be explored. So, if you a booking a trip, here are 5 top tips for traveling to London.
Britain’s weather can be slightly unpredictable, so it is important you check the weather before you pack your case. While British winters are often damp and gloomy, the summer can be slightly erratic. One minute it could be sunny and the next minute the skies will pour with rain, so pack a mix of clothing to be on the safe side.
The summer is often the best time to visit London due to the sunny weather, and you can also experience many festivals across the city, such as the Festival of Love, Carnival de Cuba and The City of London Festival.
Londoners will swear by the Underground, because they know it is the best way to travel from A to B across the capital. Don’t spend money on a car rental, because you will be paying to be stuck in a traffic jam. Whether you want to travel from Heathrow to Victoria, or Canary Wharf to Stratford, purchase a money-saving Oyster card will ensure you can easily navigate your way across the city on the Underground.
It would be a crime to visit London and not drop into a great British pub, which is filled with characters, atmosphere and a wide selection of drinks. Brits love nothing more than a nice pint or glass of wine, so visit the traditional watering hole for a true taste of the UK. You won’t be short on pubs across London, so be sure to stop by for a drink after a busy day of sightseeing.
Whether you are visiting for a week or a month, you may struggle to fit in the many attractions London offers its visitors. So, it pays to plan where you want to visit and when to ensure you don’t miss out on an amazing experience. For example, you can visit HRH’s residence of Buckingham Palace, catch a theatre show at the West End, take a ride on the London Eye or enjoy a tour of the historic Tower of London. Visit the London guide for more information.
Don’t travel to London without knowing the currency exchange rate. For example, US $1,000 might sound like a lot of money, but you will only receive half of that money, or a little more, when the cash has been converted to Pounds Sterling. Also, London is notoriously expensive in comparison to other UK cities, so your money will go a lot less further in the capital than it would in comparison to Liverpool or Glasgow.
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