4 Ways To Prepare For Your Trip To London!
London is one of the most iconic cities in the world, and for good reason. It’s such a great place to visit, whether it’s for a day, a week or a month. So, no matter how long you’re stopping for, we’re here to help you prepare for your trip to London! We’re covering accommodation including different popular districts, transport such as parking in central London and packing, to help you have a really well rounded experience whilst you’re in the city. It’s a great place, but also a very big place, so you do need to do a little bit of planning to help you make the most of this great place.
The first thing you should do when you’re planning on going to London is to sort out your accommodation. With this, also comes deciding which area you want to stop in. There are so many different areas in London, so do a bit of research and you can gauge a rough idea of where you want to stay. Knightsbridge, Shoreditch, The West End, Soho and Marylebone are some great areas of London, and when you book in advance, you can get good hotel deals, or look on places like AirBnB. The great thing about London is that you can get around so easily, so say you’re staying for 3 days, you might stay in one place, but you can travel each day to different districts. So, book your accommodation and then the next step will be much easier.
Next up it’s time to decide on your transport, now you know where you’re staying! There are so many fantastic transport options to get into London. You can park all over London, with more affordable options when you do a bit of research, such as Knightsbridge parking. The train system is good but can be quite expensive, or there are great buses and of course the tube if you’re not travelling too far. This could be a last minute decision, but everything gets more expensive last minute, so give this some good thought in advance to help you get everything sorted as well as saving some money probably!
Another thing that is a must when going to London is to pack for the weather. The weather in London, no matter what the forecast is, can change within minutes. So, pack multiple light layers (with one thick layer in the winter months), so you can easily carry them around with you, taking layers on or off depending on the weather. Then, you need to pack some kind of waterproof, whether it’s a lightweight jacket, an umbrella or anything in between. Even if the weather is completely clear before you arrive, just pack something in case. As you can probably imagine, if you do forget, there will be plenty of places that you can pick up an umbrella!