So, you’re finally planning your trip to London; one of Earth’s most beloved cities. What are you going to do?
Well, there are a lot of things to do in the city, and it can honestly get a little overwhelming. If you don’t go in with a plan, your trip can get a bit out of hand pretty quickly. Not in a bad way, but you’ll certainly end up making some choices that lower the overall quality of your trip.
Today, we’re going to go over three ways you can make your London trip unforgettable without having to stick to a rigid schedule and stress yourself out.
First, you need a good place to stay. You are going to wear yourself out trying to explore as much of London as possible, and a tiny hotel room with barely any functionality isn’t going to cut it.
Luckily, the serviced apartments London has to offer are superb.
A serviced apartment works just like a hotel. So, don’t worry about having to take out a lease or do anything else drastic. You book the apartment, everything is fully furnished, and you check out when your trip is over. These are also priced comparatively to hotels. So, there’s no reason to go with an inferior option.
In a serviced apartment, you get private bedrooms, a full kitchen, a complete den area, etc. So, you can enjoy the comforts at home, with a luxurious touch, while traveling abroad.
2: Go to the Gastro Pubs
You’re going to see a lot of advertisements for the big-name restaurants that gain worldwide renown. That’s just a given. However, are those really representative of the British lifestyle? Only eating at Michelin Star restaurants while you’re here is like going to America, visiting a $2000 per plate establishment, and thinking you got the American experience.
You need to eat where the locals do.
Besides being affordable, gastro pubs are authentic British experiences, and there are loads of them. Especially in London. You can walk down the street and find two or three that are all worth eating at.
On top of that, you’ll be eating alongside the average British person in an atmosphere that oozes friendliness and authenticity; the high-end tourist traps are nice, but they shouldn’t make up your entire experience.
3: Take in the Culture
Finally, you can get absorbed into the shops, eateries, and other commercial attractions. However, a big part of London is its culture, and that culture runs deep.
Don’t forget to enjoy the more commercial side of things, but leave plenty of room to visit things such as the royal palace, Big Ben, etc. See the iconic places that have inspired cinema, literary works, entire policies that have impacted global relations, and more. Especially if you’re coming from somewhere outside of Europe, this can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Enjoy Your Stay
If you stick to these three principles, you’re bound to have a great experience without getting overwhelmed or having to stick to a rigid schedule.