Visiting the Big Smoke? With so many things to consider, the whole process of planning a trip to London can feel overwhelming.
But don’t worry. We’ve written this quick and handy guide to help you. Keep reading to find out what you need to consider to plan a fab day out in London.
Consider how you’ll get there
Driving gives you the most freedom and autonomy, whereas travelling by coach is the cheapest way to travel to London. But remember, it’s a long drive and coaches aren’t the most comfortable form of transport.
There are plenty of trains to take you to London. Quicker than driving or taking the coach, and more comfortable too, this is a great option for those who want a stress-free journey.
If you live far away from London, you may want to consider flying to Gatwick airport. This is surprisingly convenient, especially since you can easily get an anytime ticket to connect you to the rest of London.
Think about how you’ll get around
While London has more attractions than anywhere else in the UK, it’s also notoriously expensive. It’s important that you do your research ahead of time to figure out the most cost-effective way to travel. Here are two options inexpensive options.
- Walking: If your destinations are all quite close together, you may be able to get away with walking around London. This might sound tiresome but bear in mind that it will also give you the best opportunity to see some of London’s most famous sights – especially if you’re based centrally for your trip.
- Public transport: Alternatively, with a day travelcard you could travel as much as you like throughout certain zones by bus, tube, tram, or overground. Plus, your children aged up to 10 can travel for free as long as you have a valid adult travelcard.
Plan a rough itinerary
There’s so much to see. Not only are there too many districts of London for you to visit in a single weekend but each main one has a multitude of attractions. For this reason, it’s essential that you plan a rough itinerary of what you intend to do during your trip.
Choose just a few options from a list of possible activities and try to organise your day around them. By being conservative in your planning you’re more likely to achieve everything that you set out to, rather than rush around hectically trying to pack too much in.
Planning your trip to London will take effort but it doesn’t need to be stressful. Consider the factors above to ensure your trip to London is as fab as possible.