How to Make the Most of Your Trip to London
- Simon Cooper ·
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- July 27, 2022
London is easily one of the most visited cities in the UK. People from all over the world come to visit it for its rich history, culture, and unique opportunities. If you’re planning a trip to London, there’s actually so much to explore that you might get a bit overwhelmed.
We’re going to streamline the planning process with our list of the things you need to see and one thing that will bring the whole experience together perfectly.
Let’s get started.
1: Get a Proper “Home Base”
You’re going to get tired after days of exploring London’s historical streets and taking in all the city has to offer. Ending the day by returning to a tiny hotel room and not even getting a proper shower in can easily put a damper on your experience.
Luckily, there are plenty of good places to stay in London. Namely, the new serviced apartments are your best bet. They’re full-blown luxury apartments you can book just like a hotel, and they’re fully furnished with all the things you’d expect from a proper home environment.
Between having a private bedroom, a proper bathroom to revitalize yourself in, and a full kitchen to help you save a bit of money instead of eating out, a serviced apartment is definitely something you should look into. Besides, the price for one per night is similar to a two-person hotel stay per night.
2: Big Ben
Elizabeth Tower, or Big Ben, is one of the most historically rich and iconic landmarks in London. Any visit to the city is incomplete without a visit to Big Ben. There are daily tours available for you to get up-close and personal with the iconic clocktower, learn about its history, and of course, snap a few quick pictures to keep as souvenirs, and overall, kick your London trip off right.
3: The London Eye
If you want to get the best view of the city, you have to try The London Eye. This is the world’s largest observation wheel, and for a reasonably small fee, you get to take a full 30-minute ride in one of the 32 glass capsules complete with air conditioning and proper seating.
However, wait times can be extremely long; especially during the peak season. So, make sure you book your time slot and get there well in advance. You can also buy “fast track” tickets that allow you to skip the wait altogether.
4: Buckingham Palace
What’s a trip to London if you don’t visit the royal palace? Buckingham Palace, while heavily protected and supervised, is open to the public if you hold an entrance ticket. You can visit the stateroom, take a guided tour, and maybe, catch a glimpse of the royal family.
Hit Up the Local Spots
We’ve listed some of our favorite tourist attractions in this short article, but make sure to take some time to hop off the beaten path and check out the spots locals love to visit every day; the small, out of the way, restaurants, pubs, and entertainment venues that don’t get as much global acclaim as the spots we mentioned.