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Planning a Long Weekend in London

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Taking a visit to London may seem a little overwhelming at first. This isn’t too surprising. After all, it’s a major capital city that attracts millions of visitors every single year. But with a little planning and organisation, you really can make this a relaxed and enjoyable trip. There’s so much to do in this city that it would be impossible to do absolutely everything, even if you had a month to spend there.

 

Where to Stay

The first thing you need to consider booking is your accommodation. London is a busy city and rooms are in high demand. So if you leave everything to chance and plan to walk straight into a hotel, you may be left with either nowhere to stay on the night or having to fork out extortionate amounts of money. The best option available is generally a serviced apartment. Dining out in London can be expensive, so being able to prepare some of your own breakfasts or lunches before heading out for the day can save you a small fortune. Take a look at https://www.londonservicedapartments.co.uk/luxury-apartments/ for some ideas of what you should be aiming to find.

 

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How to Get About

Everything in London may seem really close together on a map. But if you decide to walk everywhere, you can quickly find yourself out of energy and increasingly far away from where you’re staying. You don’t want to be left clueless at the end of your day’s activities with no option other than walking for an hour or so across London back to your hotel, do you? But at the same time, taxis can be expensive in this capital city. So, it’s important to have a decent understanding of London’s public transport options and how they work. Download Citymapper. This is a brilliant app that allows you to input your current location and destination, then offers you all of the different ways to get there. It includes predicted journey time and total journey cost too! Bear in mind that cash isn’t taken on any form of London transport. So have your contactless card at the ready. Scan it as you board the bus. If you’re taking the tube, scan it at the entrance and again when you leave your final station. If you forget to scan out, you’ll be charged a maximum fare, which may be more than you owe. The last point is to always walk on the right-hand side in tube stations and if you’re going to stand on the escalator rather than climb it, stay on the right too.

 

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What to Do

There’s so much to do in London that it can be difficult to settle on exactly what you want to see and experience. You could start out with an open bus tour. This is a relaxed way to see the big sights and notice some smaller scale spots that you might like to return to later!

London could truly be the destination of a lifetime. As long as you know what to expect, where to stay, and how to get about, everything should go swimmingly!

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  1. Sophie Buchan 2nd March 2018

    Oooo I’ve always wanted to visit London! Looking at CityMapper now!

  2. Britt | Alternatively Speaking 3rd March 2018

    Totally saving this whole we’re planning out our big European vaca for 2019!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

  3. Planet Vikki 18th March 2018

    I have only ever been to London and stayed once but would love to go again, will be checking out Citymapper for sure!

    http://planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

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