London is a city everyone wants to visit time and again. Though every trip to London has something new and entertaining for its visitors, the feeling and beauty of your first trip to London will always be a special one.
If this is your first trip to London or you are planning one, here are a few suggestions and tips that will come handy for you to enjoy your trip to the fullest. While the excitement of your first trip is totally expected the diversity and the variety of things this city offers can be overwhelming. Pre-planning any trip is always a good idea when travelling to a new place and specially London.
Here’s a list of tips compiled for those who are travelling to London for the first time. This list will help you plan a trip that you can enjoy fully, make it budget friendly and eliminate the chances of any unpleasant surprises.
Where to stay
The first thing to do once your flight/train tickets are booked to London is to look for a conveniently located hotel. You need a luxurious and comfortable hotel to be able unwind and relax after all the exploring- and that’s exactly what the Best Western Plus Park Grand London Heathrow hotel is famous for. This great hotel in Hounslow is only a short walk away from the Hounslow East tube station easily and quickly connecting you to central London.
Attractions & Experiences
Make sure you researched about all the top-rated London attractions. The must-sees like the London Eye, Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, National gallery and more iconic attractions being the obvious inclusions. You must check there opening and closing times, weekdays are always less crowded than weekends. These days you can buy most of the tickets online to avoid queues and sold out signs. You can also enjoy some early booking discounts on these tickets. Plus, you can buy the London Pass that helps you see a bunch of great attractions together at a better price.
On your first trip to London, commuting in the city is also a one-of-a-kind experience. Getting from one place to another in the classic underground tube, red double-decker buses or the black cab is a fun as well as overwhelming experience. Plan your trip and the places you will be going to each day to be able buy a day pass/Visitor’s Oyster/Visitors travel card and train tickets accordingly. All tube and buses now allow you to use your contactless debit or credit cards directly to commute on them.
Best time of year to visit
London is one of the forever buzzing cities that has something special and fun happening all around the year and during all season. You can choose your favourite weather when you want to explore London or sync your trip with an event and seasonal attractions. London summers are full of outdoor events while winters are festive with Christmas and the Winter Wonderland carnival. Spring and autumn too have their own charm that makes London a beautiful city to visit at any time of the year.