We are all different when it comes to travelling. Some people prefer to plan their trip in advance and to take care of every detail from accommodation to travel insurance. They pack a week before leaving and have detailed lists of all they want to buy, see and do in each and every place they visit. For others, nevertheless, the best way of travelling is by being spontaneous and just letting the destinations surprise them.
Our travelling style has to do with who we are, but also with where we are travelling. One may not plan in a lot of detail for a trip to a nearby destination, or a place one will visit often. On the other hand, if the trip involves a distant place or a destination one may not be able to return to often, chances are there will be more planning.
When on a trip to London, especially if you do not live close to this city or for different reasons know this may be your one and only time there, or that you will not be able to return soon / often, we advise you to plan in advance. The city of London is big, full of things to see and do, and also a place that is more expensive than most places you may choose as destinations for your trips, so planning really pays off.
Take your time to do some research and find out what you would like to see in the city. Check locations of the different places you want to visit and try to plan your itinerary. Review the different passes available for transportation and attractions. Book your hotel in London in advance. You can still improvise for your meals, drinks, shopping and walks if you want, but you are better off planning all other things. This will save you time and money, avoiding the “travelling stress” some people experience when trying to do it all in the very big cities.
Choose your itinerary according to your preferences and pace. What kind of tours do you like? Is there anything specific you do not want to miss on your visit to London? Would you like to see the museums? Do you prefer to enter the sights or to see them only from the outside?
When carefully planned, a trip to London is a very pleasant experience. In our website, you can find some information on hotels in London and travel checklist for your next trip to London. We wish you a pleasant staying in this wonderful city! Enjoy London!