Travelling to a different country can be quite a daunting experience if you are not prepared. If you plan on bringing along the little kids plus matching gigantic suitcases, now, that’s a recipe for disaster. London is one such place where you would want to visit every nook and cranny, especially in the summer when it is warm and sunny. No need to worry about all those because London is quite a tourist-friendly place. Read on to know how you can go about travelling in London during the summer.
Book way ahead of time
If you want to get the most out of your travel money stash, try booking tickets for your trip as early as possible. Booking your tickets online for the main attractions at least a day before such as the London Eye can save you a few pounds, which you can use for shopping for small trinkets or memorabilia. Booking your tickets in advance also means less time waiting in long lines for more time exploring London’s sights and attractions.
Take advantage of the free things/places
It can be quite expensive touring a big city like London. But there are places in the city that you can visit for free! London has many picturesque parks, gardens, and playgrounds where you can bring your family for free to escape the city scene. Museums are a great way to learn about the history and culture of the place, and London is dotted with museums that you can visit for free such as the British Museum and Natural History Museum.
Drop your baggage in a safe place
With all the walking and riding on buses or trains that you have to do, you need not worry about lugging your bags with you. How lucky we are now that there are companies such as LuggageHero and Stasher who will take care of your luggage while you go out and about your journey. What’s good is that you can also book their services online and their location is conveniently situated near the train station.
Take the bus or train
A big, beautiful city such as London can be quite challenging to manoeuvre on foot. A good thing to know, the transportation system in the city is very efficient and can easily lead you to the exciting places you want to go to. For a more memorable experience, you can take the original red double-decker bus when you need to travel short distances around the city. If you need to get around places in London the quickest way possible without spending too much, take the London tube.
Get your phone unlocked
The mobile phone is quite a handy tool for travelling these days. Having your phone unlocked before you travel can give you more benefits than you can imagine. Buying a local sim card can save you loads of cash, especially when you need data for wifi when navigating using the Google maps. Enjoy lower rates for call and text messages when you use a local sim.
Travelling is an adventure, and it always comes with challenges, big or small; you can never prepare enough. I hope these tips come in handy when you decide to book for your next trip to the big city of London.