Monday, June 24, 2013

London Trip Planning

London is one of the hottest travel destinations in all of Europe; a cultural mecca, London truly has something for everyone within its city walls. To plan a trip to London and encompass all of its wonders, travelers have to take care to make sure they are not missing out on anything. While the ideal trip would include never leaving the city, any time spent in London is going to be magical.

Where to Go?

London is full of wonderful sites and monuments that all tourists know of, but the real magic of the city happens when you travel beyond the tourist traps to explore local favorites. Some of the city’s main attractions include Big Ben the clock tower, London Bridge, and Buckingham Palace. However, the city has many other lesser known and more cultural attractions that may suit your fancy, such as a guided tour of The Beatles’ most important stages and art museums like the Tate galleries that host some of the Young British Artists’ works. 

How to Plan the Best Route?

When planning a route through London that maximizes the amount of the city you’ll be able to see, it is important to always group destinations that are near each other together so that you will be able to see more. Furthermore, always ask locals when you get there what the best places are; more in tune with the city, they will be able to tell you where you can’t miss.
Tourist agencies will be able to get you good deals on tickets to all major attractions as well. Beware of their preplanned itineraries, however, as they will keep you from experiencing the city as necessary. Instead, invest in tourist passes so you can see the sites cheaply and avoid lines while still having your own schedule

Overall, when going to London, it is most important to not make any assumptions about what you will want to do and rather go where the city and its locals take you. Leave free time in your itinerary so that you will be able to have spontaneous adventures.