Last updated on March 30, 2021
The capital of the United Kingdom, London is a masterpiece of historic and modern architecture and one of the most culturally rich cities on the planet. The city attracts some 20 million international visitors a year, making it the most visited city in the world in terms of international travel.
Here’s what to avoid doing while visiting London, so you can make the most of your time in this handsome metropolis.
1: Avoid Over-packing
Whether you’re travelling solo or with your family, you’ll be able to move around London quicker and more easily if you pack as lightly as possible. London’s a HUGE city and you’ll need to use public transport to get around, which can be stressful when carrying lots of baggage. And don’t forget you can easily buy essentials cheaply once you’re there.
2: Don’t Blow Your Travel Budget on Expensive Hotels
Whether you’re rich or not, it’s a good idea to avoid staying in the most expensive of London’s luxury hotels. The main goal when visiting this great city is to see as much of the city as possible, so there’s no point spending all your money on a hotel. It’s worth checking in at a more modest hotel or renting an apartment with Airbnb instead. You’ll save more of your travel money to put towards experiences.
3. See More by Taking Tours
London’s an extremely easy city to get lost in, even if you live in it. It’s also an easy city to be overwhelmed by. For these reasons alone, you would be wise to join one of the many London tours that offer more of an insider’s perspective of the city. From architectural walking tours to action-packed river cruises, you’ll be amazed by how much more you can do in a day by hiring the services of a local guide!
4. Invest in Skip-the-Line Entry Tickets
As one of the busiest cities on earth, you can spend a lot of time hanging around and waiting in London. But you can easily avoid this by investing a few extra pounds in skip-the-line tickets. This is even more important when it’s raining, which is does even in the summer in London. The last thing you want to do is get soaked and ruin the rest of your day!
5. Make the Most of London’s Public Transport
Getting around London in a private taxi can be very expensive. However, the public transport network works beautifully in London and is an experience in its own right. Whenever possible, jump on the Underground or bus. There are lots of people on hand to offer travel advice, and you can save money and time by buying yourself an Oyster Card.
If you’re planning a trip to London then congratulations – you’re going to love it! You’ll soon understand why London is one of the most popular staycation holidays in UK.
Have you been to London? What other money saving tips do you have? Leave a comment below to share your advice.