London is one of the top places to visit in Europe. It is one of the most expensive cities in the world and the center of England.
London is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. It is a major business, financial and cultural center. The city is home to four World Heritage Sites: Westminster Palace, Abbey and St Margaret’s Church, the Tower of London, the historic settlement of Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. London is famous for its excellent food, not so much for its local dishes, but for its many multi-ethnic restaurants.
Things to See and Do
There are so many places to see in London. The ones you should definitely visit are Big Ben (Clock Tower), Soho area, Tower Bridge, Madame Tussads wax museum, the London Eye the well-known Ferris wheel, the leading department store Harrods, the British Museum and Parthenon marbles, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, of course Camden Market and Oxford Street.
What to eat
Food in London is as good as you imagined. Especially nutritionally, it will drive you crazy. Let’s learn some basic facts about the “traditions” of the city. Lunch in London restaurants is usually served between 12:00 noon and 14:00. In the evening, restaurants usually open from 18:00, with peak hours 20:00-22:00. As for what you should eat, we have to make a whole list for you. Fish & chips, Duck & Waffle, Custard donut, crab donuts, soy chicken wings, xiao long bao in chinatown and eggs benedict are some of them.
As a well-known multinational food hub, London is famous for its incredible restaurants. An incredible burger joint that we met for the first time in New York is Shake Shack. It makes great burgers and even tastier fries. The English breakfast has eggs, bacon, beans and more goodies. To try the authentic English breakfast go to Garfunkel’s. Fryer’s Delight is a London shop famous for the best FISH N CHIPS in town.
WEATHER: In general, you should keep in mind that no matter what season you visit London, you should have an umbrella or raincoat with you. The weather is usually rainy.
Useful tips for London
- The current is 220V and the sockets in the city are different from the EU, so make sure you have an adapter with you.
- Get a sim card to be comfortable in the city/country in terms of communicating with your loved ones. This way you will always have internet and talk without paying for it with roaming.
Easy Ways to Minimize Your Travel Costs
- Oyster cards or Travelcards will save you money when it comes to your travel. See which one suits you best.
- You can rent a bike for just £2. This way you can reduce your travel budget.
- Book a London Pass. This Pass gives you free (often fast-track) entry to more than 60 of London’s top attractions, including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge and the Thames River Cruise
- Use the Big Bus. Big cities like London usually give you the feeling that you will never have time to see everything. You won’t feel this way with the Big Bus, since it is the superbus that takes you to the most important parts of the city and at an affordable cost.
- If you want to significantly reduce the cost of traveling to London, you can travel in months such as January or February, which are the most ‘relaxed’ tourist months.
- There are so many attractions in London with free entry that you’re definitely not going to see them all. The British Museum, Tate Modern, National Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Museum of London and Imperial War Museum.
Where to stay : London is not the cheapest city to look for a hotel, we know that. But if you check here you will find the best deals on hotel rooms, airbnb and accommodation in general.