If you’re a regular subscriber to my blog you’ll know that I’m getting married! Before we got engaged earlier this year, my other half and I used to go on holiday at least once a month. We’re saving for a big wedding now and we’re so busy with our careers that we’ve had to rein back on our holidays. That’s why our trip next month is super exciting! I’ll finally be attending my graduation ceremony at Cambridge Corn Exchange (despite finishing my course last year, I didn’t receive my classification in time to attend last year!). We also decided to extend our trip for a couple of days in London and by heading to Disneyland Paris shortly after.
If you are planning a trip to London too, you might well be wondering how you can fit it all into your schedule. The capital city of the UK is one of the most regularly visited tourist destinations, and there is a good reason for that: there is plenty to do there. However, many visitors do start to feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount there is to do, not to mention just the general hustle and bustle of the place. In this post, we are going to discover three essential secrets which will help you to make the most of your visit to this historic city.
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It Can Be Cheap
London is often known for being a relatively expensive place to visit and see, and for many visitors this might well be the case. But the truth is that with a little forward thinking, you can often make your way around the grand city without too much financial trouble. There are a few key things to bear in mind if you want to see London on the cheap. First of all, book far ahead for any hotel London City has to offer, and you will be pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive it is. Secondly, if you are going to be making your way around London, you will definitely benefit from having an Oyster card. This will provide you with discounted public transport fares – and it will make it easier to catch buses and trains too.
You Can Find Free Entertainment
While we are on the subject of money, you will also be surprised at just how many completely free options you can find for entertainment in the City of London. If you feel like going to see a concert, then you’ll want to head over to St. Martin-In-The-Fields, which hosts free afternoon music many weekends and some weekdays. Similarly, Hyde Park often has free music events throughout the summer. Another popular form of entertainment which you can find for absolutely nothing is a walk or tour – many hot spots around the capital are home to free walking tours, so it’s worth keeping your eyes open.
Sometimes It’s Quicker To Walk
The Tube service is often in itself a common reason for people to feel attracted to visiting London. By all means, you should experience travelling the Tube at least a little while you’re there. But it is worth remembering that in many instances it is actually much quicker to walk than to get the Underground. A famous example is Covent Garden to Leicester Square, which you can easily walk in under five minutes – yet with the hassle of going through barriers and queuing, might take longer by train. Get out and explore a little more by foot to see even more of this great city!
By taking advantage of the above, you will find yourself in a good position to really make the most of your visit to London. Then it’s just a matter of deciding when you will be returning.