Whether you decide to go on vacation to London or go for a weekend, we all want to do the maximum of things and we never have enough time to visit London as we should. And there are also things we would like to know before we arrive, to save a few pounds on the spot. To help you, here are some tips to know London to prepare your trip to the British capital!
Visit the London Eye
The London Eye on the Thames is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions. That’s why it’s better to book early to ensure a place and less waiting in the queue! Warning: Skip the line tickets to visit the London Eye are more expensive at the attraction website.
Visit the Sky Garden on Walkie Talkie
To enjoy the view of the whole city, there is better than the London Eye! Climb free to the Sky Garden, 155 meters! In the Botanical Garden, you can – in addition to having fun to spot the London landmarks – have a drink or even eat at the restaurant. Only problem: sometimes it is necessary to book well in advance on the site of the Sky Garden because the slots on the weekend are quickly reserved!
The British Museum
Visit the British Museum for free: And it’s one of the best museums in the world! The whole museum is not free, but the permanent exhibitions are (which is already a good day to visit if you do not want to miss anything). It is closed on Sundays and to avoid the crowds on weekdays, it is advisable to go there in the morning (opening at 10 am) or at the end of the afternoon (closing at 5.30 pm or 8.30 pm on Friday).
The Natural History Museum
Visit the Natural History Museum of London for free: The whole museum is not free: For some temporary exhibitions are paying. But it is undoubtedly one of the natural history museums with the most important collection in the world so there will already be so much to see for free!
Visit London for free: the parks. On a beautiful day in London, there’s nothing like going for a walk in one of the many parks in the city! Some of the most beautiful and famous are Hyde Park, Greenwich Park, Kensington Gardens, St James Park and Richmond Park.
Where to find the best pubs and cocktail bars?
If you are looking for an authentic experience, go to a neighborhood pub. This is not what is lacking in London (but it’s easier by moving away from the center)! Some even offer the traditional Sunday Roast on Sundays. When it comes to cocktails, for the originality of the place, the very good reception and the card that changes every week, our favorite is the Ladies & Gents (installed in old public toilets) in Kentish Town. But we also like the Jailbird (in the old cells of a police station) not far and the pubs of Camden.