London is undoubtedly one of the world’s great cities. It’s somewhere that’s alive with culture and activity. So, here’s how you should plan for your break there.
Plan Your Accommodation in Advance
The last thing you want to be doing when you’re taking a trip to London is turning up with somewhere to stay. Hotels can get filled pretty quickly at peak times of the year, so make sure you’re prepared in advance. You could even rent an apartment instead of staying in a hotel. This allows you a bit more space and privacy than you’d get from most hotels.
Prepare an Itinerary
When you’re taking on a city as vast as London, it makes sense to have a detailed plan in mind before you go. Some people don’t like to do this because they feel that it takes some of the spontaneity out of the trip. But when you break is short, you want to be spending your time doing things not making plans. Sit down with your family or whoever you’re going with and see what everyone wants to do.
Embrace the Free Things
There are so many free things to do in London. It has a reputation for being a very expensive city. And it is if you don’t know where to look. If you’re someone who likes galleries and art, London is the ideal city for you. There are literally hundreds to explore, and you can get into most of them for free. There are just as many fascinating museums like the Natural History Museum you could explore too.
See the Sights
As far as tourist destinations go, there aren’t many places in the world that are better than London. There’s Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, London Bridge and the London Eye, to name but a few. You should look into all the possible tourist destinations in London before you go and see which ones interest you most. You probably won’t have time to visit them all.
Explore Off the Beaten Track
Yes, sightseeing is great fun, and there are plenty of sights to see in London. But don’t stick to the common tourist locations when you’re in London. This will lead to you spending more times in big crowds and long queues than actually doing something that is actually worth doing! Take some time to explore the streets and don’t follow a guide. You can often find the most interesting places in London when you leave the beaten track.
Catch a Show
One of the great things about London is the vibrant theatre culture. And you simply can’t visit the city without catching a show on the West End. You’ll regret it if you go home without doing so. There are all kinds of options for you to explore. There are the huge West End productions, or there is the smaller scale shows that you can find dotted all over the city. You’ll be sure to find something for you.