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A Beginner’s Guide to London

Traveler June 4, 2014 0 Beginner's Guides, Europe, Featured
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England’s capital is often ranked as being one of the top cities in the world and it’s easy to see why; stunning architecture, countless attractions and vast history mixed with the British culture make for an incredible visit. However, knowing where to start when visiting London can be a little difficult and so this guide is here to help!

Getting Around

The London Underground

The London Underground

 

The main way to get around London is none other than the Underground; a series of underground trains similar to New York’s subway. There are stations all over the city and  most places you’ll want to visit have an Underground station within an extremely short walking distance. Prices tend to range between £4.70 and £12 for a day’s travel, depending on how far you intend to go.

It is possible to get around the city centre without using the Underground but be prepared for a fair amount of walking. Alternatively, look out for the iconic red buses that can take you to a good deal of places – just make sure you check a bus route map before hopping on!

  

Attractions

London is jam-packed with things to do. For example, if you fancy taking in the main sights and history of the capital, head to places like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London and Big Ben. On the other hand, you may prefer to peruse the museums including the Tate Modern Museum of Art and the British Museum of Natural History.

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

More novelty attractions include London dungeons and Madame Tussaud’s waxworks and of course, it is impossible not to mention the West End when referring to London. It is on par with New York’s Broadway and the variety of shows on offer is incredible including The Lion King, Les Miserables, Matilda and We Will Rock You.

Furthermore, this capital city is known for great shopping, expansive parks, superb street entertainment and fantastic nightlife.

 

Overall, London is a fantastic city to visit, and all it takes to have a smooth visit is a little prior planning. The only real difficulty is deciding what to do and where to go!

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