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The First-Timer’s Guide For Travelling To London

A photograph of Tower Bridge in London at night - The First-Timer's Guide For Travelling To London _ Mrs H's favourite things

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Travelling to London for the very first time can be a daunting experience, to say the least. You probably have no idea how the tube works, and you may even be nervous about the crowds too. Either way, these top travel tips are designed to put your worries to rest.

The First-Timer’s Guide For Travelling To London

Stay In Central London

Hotels in central London can be expensive. You may think that it’s a good idea to stay outside of the centre so you can save money, but this can be a bad idea. Commuting into the city every single day will cost you a lot of time and money, so it helps to pay that bit more and get a hotel that is close to just about everything. The closer you stay to the centre, the more time you’ll have to sightsee!

Avoid Bank Holidays

London is a very popular destination and millions of people visit every single year. The busiest times for you to travel would be between July and August. You also need to watch out for European bank holidays too. If you avoid times like this then you may be able to get your hotel cheaper and you will also be able to have a much more relaxed experience.

Don’t Try And See Everything

If you are going to London for the first time, then you may be wondering how much time you actually need to see what you want. London is huge and there is no way you’ll be able to see everything in a couple of days. If you want to get the best experience, then try and stay for around 3-4 days. This will give you enough time to get used to the city and you will also be able to see the local landmarks too. If you spend all of your time trying to see everything then this will leave you feeling tired and frustrated.

A photograph of a red London telephone box on a street at night time in London with bokeh - The First-Timer's Guide For Travelling To London - Mrs H's favourite things

Book In Advance

The book of Mormon London is a great show that you certainly don’t want to miss out on. If you want to get the best experience when travelling to London then you have to make sure that you book as many tickets as you can in advance. If you don’t then you may end up having to pay top-price at the door, or you may not even get in at all.

Focus On Free Attractions

Visiting London is not cheap, so it helps to balance things out by focusing on free attractions too. The British Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern and V&A are all free entry and you’d be surprised at how much time you can pass by just wandering around.

The Parks And Gardens

London is home to some absolutely spectacular gardens and parks. They’re all free to visit too. This will help you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and it’s a fantastic way for you to let go of some of the stress of travelling or trying to dart across the city to get to your destination.





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