A city that can legitimately claim to have something for everyone, London is the biggest city in Europe outside of Russia and it’s not hard to get yourself lost amongst the sheer size of this capital city. There are some places where getting lost can be the best way to find yourself, but in London it’s always best to have a plan. For all London bound first timers and tenth timers, I’ve pulled together this guide to help you navigate your way through the Big Smoke, with all the essentials included. Enjoy!
When to go
There really is no bad time to visit London, by the UK’s standards the weather is decent most of the year, and there is always something on. In the summer there’s an endless stream of music festivals to attend, such as Lovebox and Wireless, while in winter you get to enjoy a much calmer city and take advantage of the post New Year shopping sales.
Where to stay
We all know about London housing prices and finding a place to stay in a good location for a reasonable price can be tricky. I’d recommend Travelodge, they’re located all over the city and are fairly priced for London. Plus their beds super comfy, exactly what you need after a day of roaming the city. Check their deals out here: https://www.groupon.co.uk/discount-codes/shops/travelodge.co.uk
What to do
London has it all, so whatever you’re there for there’s always a good time waiting round the corner.
This whole article could be filled with all the attractions and landmarks of London. Of course you need to take a spin on the London Eye, mingle with the political elites at the Houses of Parliament, meet your idols at Madame Tussauds, discover the history at London Dungeon and look out for Queen Lizzy at Buckingham Palace.
If you’re a fan of sport, activity or just things moving at speed, then you’re in the right place. Into football? Take your pick of going to Premier League game at Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham and Crystal Palace. Plus there’s the London Marathon, the Boat Race and the odd appearance by NBA and NFL teams.
You won’t go thirsty in London. The city is scattered with bars of all kinds; cocktail bars, traditional English pubs and sports bars. Just prepare yourself in advance for the shock at the price of a pint.