How to Have a Great Time in London

London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, and one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe. It’s a fabulous and diverse city that has something to offer for all visitors, regardless of interests, likes or dislikes. It’s a cultural melting pot that unites the history of the past with the innovations of today. Your trip to London has the potential to make memories that you will want to last forever, so to make sure it is memorable for the right reasons, read on.

Travel

Travel around London is mostly regular and reliable. To take advantage of the public transport system, you need to purchase an Oyster card. An Oyster card is a prepaid smart card for travel on the Tube, overground trains and buses. The cost of travel is significantly less with an Oyster card in comparison to day passes, and you won’t have to queue at the station to buy your tickets.

Tip: You can also use a contactless card to pay for buses and the Tube. Also, buses no longer accept money, so you have to have an Oyster card or a pass already.

Accommodation

The temptation is to stay in central London for the duration of your stay; however, this can be very expensive. Accommodation in the suburbs is more cost effective and will give you an opportunity to escape from the city to a more relaxing environment. If you choose accommodation that is near a Tube or rail station, being out of the center will not impact your enjoyment of your stay as you’ll still have easy and quick access to the entertainment and attractions that London has to offer.

The best areas to stay include:

* South Kensington (there is a direct line to Heathrow)
* London Bridge (easier access to Gatwick)

Food

London has a huge number of eateries that reflect the city’s diversity by offering cuisine from all over the globe that embraces the traditional but with a modern fusion. There really is something for all tastes and budgets, so look online at reviews and see where you want to try to experience something new. For those who are flying solo, London escorts can accompany you and share the evening. Extra company can involves great conversation.

Theater

Just as New York has Broadway, London has the West End. The West End is home to London’s theaters and creatives, and while you are in London, you should check out what is on. Such is the draw of the West End, that there are often Hollywood actors who come to tread the boards and experience the unique atmosphere. A trip to the theater is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, so check out any on-the-day deals that may be offered.

Music

If you have a love of music, London can be a great place for you to indulge in your passion. London offers visitors the opportunity to see a variety of musical performances. From the classics of the Royal Albert Hall to the performers of Covent Garden and the global stars performing at the O2 arena, there will always be a chance for you to hear live music, no matter what genre you like.

Tip: If you are a Beatles fan, you must go to the Abbey Road studios and have a picture taken of the crossing that was on the cover of the album, Abbey Road. No music fan’s trip to London would be complete without it!

London is overflowing with sites, tastes and sounds waiting for you to discover. With limited time in the city, you need to be strict with your schedule so that you can see everything that you wish to; however, remember this is your vacation, and you also need to be able to relax and soak in the atmosphere.

Thanks to Carol

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