Loud, vibrant and diverse, the city of London truly is a megalopolis of people. London is a huge city, with famous attractions that you simply must visit. Some of them are quite expensive, but even when budget is low, still there are delightful places to see and enjoy.
Modes of Transportation
While traveling to and around London, the following modes of transportation are provided in order to serve your mobility needs:
- The Heathrow Express Rail is the fastest way to get into London when you are coming from Europe. It only takes 15 minutes to travel.
- Another choice of transportation is the Heathrow Connect Rail, which is known to be the second fastest in terms of speed.
- For those who are on a tight budget and want to save on fare expense, the London Underground, also known as the Piccadilly Line, is cheapest. Travel time takes approximately one hour. However, this depends on your destination.
- The Bus 9 operates from 24:00 to 05:00 and serves passengers in Heathrow, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Buses depart every 20 minutes as passengers reach central London in 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- In terms of convenience, you can book for a taxi especially when you have some baggage or small children with you. Taxis are available for pre-booking.
Things to do in London:
London nightlife is incredibly spectacular. There are Broadway shows that can be enjoyed with only a fraction of what you are paying in New York.
You can tour around London by foot. While walking around London, a number of tourist spots can be seen.
- London has more than 250 museums. Among the most notable are the Victoria and Albert Museum, with its collection of fine and applied arts. The Science museum has a special children’s gallery where visitors push buttons to make different exhibits work.
- London is one of the world’s leading centers for the performing arts. Among its best-known theaters is the Royal Opera House at Covenant Garden. It is known for its summer-evening Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.
- London has many beautiful parks. Regent’s Park is a 465-acre (186 hectare) oasis of greenery with beds of roses and other flowers is in the northwestern London. The London Zoo is in the northern part of the park, and the beautiful Y-shaped Boating Lake is in the southern end. A canal, built in the early 1800’s, circles the northern perimeter of the park. Both cruises on the canal are popular with visitors.
If you love sceneries and budget is not a constraint, you can take the London Eye to take a view of London 360 degrees.
Troubled on how to balance your budget? Here are some tips to keep you around London:
- Know your priority. You should always weigh things to keep you going and this must start from accommodations to your itinerary of activities.
- Some visitors in London take black cabs for a ride as they cross the city. They find the subways quite intimidating that is why they prefer taking a view of the city from above.
- Plan your travel during off-peak seasons if possible in order to save time and money.
It is important to note that London is the center for business and commerce in England. This means that there are a great number of people coming from different parts of the globe at any time of the year for either business or pleasure. London is a renowned place, a home and a notable destination. If you choose to spend some time in this place, you are certainly assured of a quality vacation.