London is always a fun city to visit. It has so many great attractions to explore, from classic architectural marvels, museums with a lot of gorgeous art collections, and shows being performed at theaters across the city. It is also the home of the famous Oxford Street, where you will find hundreds of top-notch shops and designer outlets.
Some bus tours even include guided tours across London. This type of guided tour is more pre-programmed, so you can’t really stop at any place you like and spend a lot of time there. You’re travelling with other people and will be ushered across London to enjoy the best of the city.
Greater London is a particularly nice city to drive in; especially if you love beautiful back roads and the extra freedom you get from driving your own car. There are car rental services across the city and a small hatchback is very affordable.
You may want to avoid the usual morning and afternoon rush hour when driving in London. You should also take the time to make sure you understand the regulations before driving. Resource centers such as Toptests can help you get used to things like road signs, congestion charges and parking in London.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the more adventurous options of getting around London: walking and cycling. Walking in London – especially during the warmer times of the year – is really enjoyable. You have parks and gorgeous coffee shops just waiting to be explored. Cycling, on the other hand, is a bit more challenging.
While there are special lanes for cyclists across the city, you still need to be extra careful. Watch out for buses and motorcycles since they often cut into your lane without warning. Other than that, cycling helps you reach more places faster, which means you can enjoy more of the city and still have the time to prepare for a lovely dinner at the end of the day.
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