Do you want 22 tips to travel to London so that your experience is unforgettable and you don’t want to go home?
TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO LONDON
Take good note of everything and prepare for your trip!
MAKE A BUDGET FOR YOUR TRIP TO LONDON
A good way to start your travel preparations is by making a budget to travel to London on vacation since the English capital is not exactly a cheap place.
CHANGE YOUR EUROS TO POUNDS
One of our first tips for traveling to London is to exchange your euros for pounds. Although we know that you had already thought about it, we recommend that you change the minimum in Spain, if you come from there and then to London, -NEVER to an airport-, look for exchange houses inside the stores. It is where they give you the best chance.
DO NOT FORGET THE ADAPTER FOR THE PLUGS
The plugs in England are different from the Spanish ones. You will need an adapter to plug in your electronics.
BUY A PORTABLE CHARGER
Another tip for the trip to London is to buy a portable charger or power bank so that your mobile never runs out of battery and you can show off your trip live, on social networks.
DON’T FORGET WARM CLOTHES
If you travel in winter (and in summer too), don’t forget your umbrella and a jacket. The weather in London is unpredictable and you can have all the seasons in one day.
CHOOSE THE BEST AIRPORT FOR YOUR TRIP
When you buy your plane ticket, keep in mind that there are six airports in London. Yes! 6 airports. The largest are Heathrow and Gatwick, but if you fly “low cost” you may come via Stansted, Luton, or Southend which are the furthest from the center.
PASSPORT BETTER THAN DNI
If you have a passport, bring it and you will save the queue. You will go through the automatic machines much faster.
DON’T FORGET YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance can save you many problems. Don’t put it aside.
USE THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The best way to get around London is by public transport, be it bus or tube. We advise you to buy the Oyster card, which is the most used in all public transport in London for ease and price.
DOWNLOAD THE BEST TRAVEL APPS
London is a very big city. As a guide to finding attractions, restaurants, etc., it can come in handy to download some of the best travel apps that you will find in your app store.
TRAVELING TO LONDON WITHOUT KNOWING ENGLISH IS NOT A PROBLEM
Many people ask us, How can I travel to London without knowing English? If this is your case … Learn these three simple words: Please, sorry, thank you. They can get you out of a lot of trouble.
Another practical travel tip is that through the apps that we have mentioned before, you learn short phrases to ask where such a place is, until what time is such an establishment open, etc.
BE CAREFUL WHILE CROSSING THE STREET
Crossing the street in London can be challenging. But in many of them you will find these indications to help you: Look left, look right or look both sides.
THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN AS YOU KNEW IT
Do not be scared if when you take a bus, taxi, etc., you see that it circulates “in the opposite direction”. The first time it may seem strange and have to grip the seat more than usual.
MORE THAN IMPORTANT TIP: WHAT NUMBER TO CALL IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
We hope you never need to use this tip on your trip to London, but if you have an emergency, you will have to call 999 here.
If you only need to speak to a doctor and it is not very urgent, you have to call 111.
FIND FREE SITES TO VISIT
Did you know that in London there are also many free sites to visit? Include them in your trip and you will save money.
For example, the most important museums in London are all free. Spend someday touring them.
DISCOVER THE BEST ROUTES IN LONDON
If you want to have the best routes to discover London from the hand of people who tell you all its history, hire a free tour. It will cost you nothing and you will learn many things about the city.
ENJOY THE ATTRACTIONS OF LONDON
The attractions of London are almost something essential on a trip to the English capital. Enjoy them.
VISITING LONDON WITH THE KIDS
One tip on your trip to London with children is not to miss seeing Hamleys, Lego, M&M World, or the Science Museum. They will love it and you too.
SAVE MONEY WITH LONDON TOURIST CARDS
The tourist cards in London can save a lot of money on your trip. Check which ones can serve you more and better, depending on what you want to see, the days you are going to be in the city, etc.
SHOPPING IN LONDON
Be sure to stroll down Oxford Street, one of the most famous streets for shopping in London. You will find all kinds of stores, perfect to buy your whims and gifts. Keep reading 9 places to shop in London
TRAVEL TO LONDON AT CHRISTMAS
One piece of advice if you travel to London at Christmas is that you don’t miss seeing the lighting of its streets, the Christmas markets, the skating rinks, the shop windows …
EAT CHEAP IN LONDON
Although London is an expensive city, eating there does not have to be and there are many places where you can eat well without spending a lot of money.
Surely we have forgotten some advice to travel to London, but we hope that with these that we have given you it will be enough for your visit to the “island” to be fantastic and you will tell us about it when you return.