Things to be known before going to London


Everyone’s dream to visit London once in life time. London is a city of Countless possibilities and you will realize that a single visit not enough. No matter how many times you visit London, you can always find something new and different from your previous visit.

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If you are visiting London for the first time, you need to know about few things.

Which Season is suitable to visit London?

London weather is quite unpredictable. Visitor to London increases in Autumn (September to November). Whispering breezes, reddening leaves and shortening queues fall in autumn season to experience London. As British say most suitable season for London visitors is autumn and many events are held in these 3months.Many events like Halloween Festival, Open house London and Totally Thames are held in this season

How long can we stay in London without Visa?

Always check your latest regulations before you travel. If are from US or around, no visa is required and can stay up to six months. If are from other countries then passport and visa are required. Passport should be updated and its expiration date must after your intended return date. You’ll need one blank page in your passport for the entry stamp which they will add at customs.

Major Airports in London:

London is integrated by five major international airports which are nearer to central London with wide range of transfer services

  • Heathrow Airport: It is one of the busiest airports in United Kingdom through which 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations.
  • Gatwick Airport: It is second largest and busiest airport in United Kingdom with north and south terminals.
  • Stansted Airport: It is the airport nearer to central London. It provides wide range of facilities to all travelers.
  • Luton Airport: It is one of the busiest airports through which 10.5 million passengers’ passes through every year.
  • London City Airport: It is the easiest and most accessible airport in London and it is just 6miles away from Central London.

Tourist Attractions in London

London is Brimming with exciting things to see and do. There are so many new events going on its hard to list out. Many vibrant places to visit like

  • Tower of London –you can experience the past, present and future of this city
  • London Eye, it is the highest observation wheel from which you can cover all the reasons of London. Provides Stunning View of London.
  • London Aquarium- Europe’s largest aquarium with 500+ spices of marine life and 2million liters of water.
  • Buckingham Palace is one of the famous working place and informative place for visitors.

Where to Stay? /Accommodation

As we all know that London is Expensive when compared to us and other foreign countries. In London is the best place to stay as it is nearer to attractions which reduces cost of transportation .You can find a hotel you like, where you can get great deals.

  • Victoria:Central location, all grades of accommodation. It is a major transport hub and a great base for sightseeing. Not the cheapest, but not the most expensive.
  • Bloomsbury:Very central, walk able to West End, not a budget district but cheaper than West End and wider range of hotel types. Attractive district in itself to stay
  • Central London:Expensive but nearer to all the sightseeing places and wide range of accommodation is available with great deals.

What to Eat? /Food and Beverages

Eating out is no longer just about the food – it is an art form of the highest order. A restaurant that envelops you in its magic and individual style and provides you with an eating experience that you’ll be talk about for weeks on end. Food in London is varied, plentiful and not as expensive as you might imagine. However, costs can rack up if you aren’t careful.

  • A good tip is to eat your main meal in the middle of the day. Many of the top restaurants offer cut-price fixed menus for lunch.
  • Pubs make a great choice for a simple dinner though try to pick one where locals are eating to avoid tourist traps, particularly in the West End where mediocre pubs.
  • Reservations are recommended in well-known or popular restaurants and on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Shopping in London:

London markets sell everything from food to flowers, modern art to antiques, clothes to curios. Large, sprawling markets such as Spital fields, Camden Market or Portobello Road are ideal if you want to spend a day wandering about, hopefully finding a few bargains along the way. Greenwich is great for gifts and local designers, and you can’t beat Borough for a quick bite.
London famous shopping centers are:

  • Westfield shopping centre:Westfield London is as much a meeting hub as a place to shop and eat, a stunning central Atrium, unique in London.
  • Angel shopping centre:It consists of vibrant collection of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.
  • East shopping centre:London’s first Asian shopping centre and it is made by leading Asian fashion houses and designers
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