Top Tips for Visiting London

Top Tips for Visiting London

Whether you are a tourist on the hunt for historical monuments or you’re going to visit family, there’s nothing like London. It may be a grey and very busy city but it is the capital of England and the business hub of the country. The amount of times people go and visit and become changed because of London is written all over the history pages. There is so much of our past weighted heavily in London and it is still a twenty four hour city that never sleeps. Choosing to visit really depends on whether you are going for business or leisure and we’ve put together some top tips for visiting one of the truly buzzing cities in the world!

  • We don’t mean the food although there are plenty of restaurants that serve such a delicacy, we mean the travel card. Being able to hop from bus to train to tube and back within the six zones of the London perimeter sounds complex but ensuring that you pick up an Oyster card from any tube station means all that hip-hopping around London won’t cost you anywhere near as much as the paper ticket. Oyster up before you go and make sure you map your route around the underground.
  • Table booking. Advance booking your meals, especially if you’re a family and don’t want to stick to the likes of McDonalds and Five Guys, means that you can ensure you’ve a dinner reservation in some of the busiest places. Being able to turn up at TGI Fridays in Leicester Sq and not actually have to wait for a table can really make the difference to the evening especially with younger kids in tow.
  • Trains! If you’re unlucky enough to not have a car, train travel is usually the method of transport to get into London from further away and the earlier you book the cheaper it is. Make sure that you have a railcard if you travel as a family or a Two Together railcard works for couples
  • Lists! Make lists! If you’re visiting for business reasons know your travel options from hotel to office or promotional agency London and know your timings. Make a timetable of meetings you have to attend and ensure you’re sorted for travel costs and lunch etc before you start.
  • Buy up your tickets for attractions early and ordering for group tickets early means you’ll get significant discounts. You can visit so many places for free if you’re on a budget such as the museums (Natural History, Science and British), or the galleries like the Tate Modern are also available to you. Madame Tussauds always has offers on for the waxworks and the London Eye and for those out there who like to be a little bit frightened, the London Dungeons is always a winner! Next door to its new location is the London Aquarium and the Sega arcades.

Enjoying London is really about the scenery though and anyone who visits London would love the London backdrop as they explore.