London is a two-millennia-old city and yet a wonderful city full of sparkle and invigorating life for the travelers and the locals alike. Every traveler finds out soon that one visit to this historic city isn’t just enough to experience it all. Must-sees like the Tate Modern and the historic tower of London bridge the antiquated with the modern and contemporary. From politics to banking to music and fashion, London is the current leader in everything whose cultural compass always points everyone to what’s next. Here’s is everything what you need to know before planning a trip to London.
Do & See
London offers something for every traveler whether you are on a business trip or on a vacation with your family. While history buffs will be delighted in the Tower of London, theatre and art lovers will fall in love with the National Gallery. London is full of historical and modern attractions that even the most prudent travelers will find this expensive city delightful.
Hotels in London
London offers a wide range of options for accommodation whether it is a budget-friendly stay or a star-rated hotel. Good availability and great rates are what make your stay in London more comfortable and trouble-free as most of the hotels are located precisely to provide easy access to London’s must-see places with a focus on easy transportation all through the city.
London is a good place to discover great beer and also find great eats all around the city. London offers so many food choices to the visitors that you surely do not want to stick to the British specialties. While you want to enjoy the regional and seasonal delicacies, do not miss the traditional British breakfast and other picky combinations like fish and chips or pie and mash.
Bars & Nightlife
London’s drinking scene is one of the best in the world with best craft beer bars and lively pubs. The nightlife here is pulsating and full of unexpected finds. Remember, smoking is banned in pubs (and restaurants) all over the UK. DJ bars and clubs are the best places for travelers to experience the nightlife adventure. They are also the perfect spots for cabaret and comedy while you enjoy your drinks.
There are many historical and must-see places out of London that you should visit on your trip to London. Stratford, Warwick Castle, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle are some of the most visited places on your sightseeing trip from London. There are many luxury coaches offering comfortable tours across London and beyond that will surely give you a taste of Europe’s rich history.
Cruising is in fact the best way to have a look at London’s historical landmarks across the Thames. Cruises also operate in and out of London and are a better option if you want to go for sightseeing out of London. Most of the historical and modern buildings are built to be best viewed from the river; so without a boat or a cruise tour your trip is actually incomplete.
London is full of landmark stores and shops ideal for the shopaholics. Victoria Place, Westfield London, Selfridges and Carnaby London are some of the best shopping places for fashion and lifestyle. There are many iconic departmental stores where you can find lovely designer finds at amazing prices. The stores here have something that will suit every taste and budget.
Events in London
There is always something to do in London as the city’s calendar is never quiet. From January to December, there is always something amazing happening somewhere in London. Cultural happenings, festival parades, annual celebrations are some of the unique events that should be never missed whether you are a tourist or a local.
London has many free attractions such as some parks and art galleries that you can visit without spending a dime. Free spectacles like the Changing the Guard should not be missed. Travel smart cards also save a lot of money (which you can again spend on shopping!) on transport and entry to a few selected spots. London is ideal for walking and cycling. So why not add some fitness routine while you go sightseeing.