If you’re a fan of city breaks, then London is one of the best places in the world to explore. There is so much to see and do that you could go again and again and never get sick of it. If you’ve never been, you may be confused as to how to start your planning. Lucky for you, this post will give you some tips to help you out when planning and booking your trip to London!
Don’t Skip The Hotel
It’s no secret that hotels in London, especially in the centre of London near all of the well-known attractions, can get pretty pricey. This may put you off booking one, and instead steer you towards cheaper hotels or Airbnb properties on the outskirts. These will certainly be cheaper, but you will waste a good portion of your trip travelling in and out of London if you do this, meaning that you’ll get to visit fewer sights. This is one part of your trip that you don’t want to skimp on, so look at some of the luxury apartments from London Serviced Apartments, and find somewhere closer to the action.
See The Sights
There is no denying that London is a great city for shopping; After all, it does have Harrods, Hamleys, and the largest Lush store in the world. However, if you’re visiting London for the first time, especially if it’s only for a short trip, then the last thing that you want to do is spend the whole time shopping when there is so much more to see and do. Visiting the London Eye may seem very touristy, but it’s amazing on a beautiful day. You should also check out the Natural History Museum; Entry is free, with you only having to pay for a small number of special exhibitions.
See A Show
No one does a show quite like The West End does a show, so be sure to check out at least one while you’re on your travels. There are some great shows on in The West End right now, including The Book Of Mormon, Annie, School Of Rock, The Lion King, Les Miserable, and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. The best way to guarantee that you get tickets to your favourite show is to book it well in advance, but if your trip was a last minute decision, then you may be able to snag a couple of tickets at a theatre’s box office.
Use The Tube
The tube looks ridiculously confusing and busy even to those who live in London, so it’s no surprise that tourists tend to avoid this mode of transportation. However, once you’ve got your head around it, the tube really is the quickest and easiest way to get around London. It’s also a lot cheaper than other modes of transport, especially black cabs. Get a map of the tube before you go, and highlight how to get from your hotel to important locations, and then take a picture of this on your phone to make your life easier.
Hopefully, these tips will make your life a little easier on your first trip to London. London is one of the destinations that I am planning to hit on my Europe 2017 trip! So if you have any recommendations to local sights, shops, and food, let me know in the comments!
Until next time,