London is an amazing place to visit, however, to make the most of your vacation time in Europe’s third largest city, you have to prepare, research and plan in advance. You will have to consider a number of things: where to stay, when to visit, what to see, where to eat, what to do. Let’s take a look at the following comprehensive overview about visiting London.
Choose the Best Time of the Year to Visit
London weather tends to be quite unpredictable. In fact, Londoners are known to carry umbrellas and sunglasses regularly throughout the year. Nonetheless, London weather has never been too extreme to the extent of deterring visitors from all the wonderful things to do and see in the city. The city sees welcomes the highest number of visitors in August and July (the warmest time of the year).
London Travel Documents Requirements
All overseas visitors travelling to London must have a passport, and some will be required to have a visa. If you are an American citizen, you can get your passport to the United Kingdom by registering with the US Department of State. A passport allows you to stay in the UK for up to six months.
London Public Transport
You can travel to London by ferry, air, road, or rail. Obviously, how much time you have, and where your point of travel, will influence your choice of transport. The public transport in London is safe and easy to use. Between the bus routes and the underground rail system, getting almost anywhere you want is fairly cheap. Or if you have got surplus money, an Uber or an iconic taxi will take you wherever you want to go.
Where to Stay
If you are staying in London for only a short time, central London would be the best to stay to safe time travelling. Getting around London is remarkably easy on public transport, therefore, don’t worry too much about which exact area in central London. As long the hotel you find is in central London, getting around won’t be a problem.
Where to Eat
The city is home to an astronomical number of eateries so you won’t have problems looking for something new daily. You can also do your own search of restaurants in London on the internet, based on price, location, and cuisine. Remember, the city has residents from almost every country on earth, so you can try out new taste experiences, as well.
The list of things to see and do in this beautiful city is endless. In fact, the only things that may limit your ability to get to visit as many attractions in London is time and money. However, if you want to some of the city’s most expensive attractions, a London Pass card could help. It is a sightseeing card with a fixed rate that gives you access to over 55 attractions.
Get some magnificent views of the city in the London Eye, which is the tallest observation wheel in the world. Check out some of London’s royal heritage sights that include, the Buckingham Palace and Tower of London.