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Important Tips to Make Holiday Trip Easier in London

Arriving in London for the first time can be a pretty daunting experience, as it really is a fast-moving city with something going on at every turn. But instead of being overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle, you should try to immerse yourself in it and get a real feel for the place because it truly is one of the world's great cities.

So follow these top tips to make your trip to London that little bit easier.

Plan Ahead

It makes sense to plan ahead wherever you travel but it especially important in a place such as London where there is so much to see and do. If you don’t make some plans it can quite easily pass you by and you'll not do half of things you'd planned.

So before you visit, go online and check the location of your hotel, the attractions you want to visit and the local Tube stations - this is the best way to get around as the roads can get very busy and a cab ride can take twice as long as the train!

Arriving in London

Getting into London's city centre from the local airports is pretty straightforward and you can catch a train or coach that will take you right into the heart of town. When you arrive, you should put your bags in your hotel room and get out and about straight away to get a feel for the place.

This means you can work out the local transport links or if you prefer walking holidays, you can make your way around on foot. Be sure to keep a map to hand though!

Getting Around

There are plenty of ways to get around the city by bus, taxi, Tube or on foot. However, it is probably best to familiarise yourself with the Tube network as this is often the fastest and most cost effective way to make your way around.

Book in Advance

There are so many attractions and things to do in London that it makes sense to plan exactly what you want to see in advance and book tickets where necessary. This includes booking tickets for West End shows or for attractions such as the London Eye. You should even make restaurant reservations as the best eateries in town get quickly booked up, even during midweek.

Eating and Drinking

London is awash with bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs. There is something for everyone, with areas such as the King's Road offering a completely different experience to Camden and Covent Garden providing yet another type of night out. You can reach any of the main tourist destinations on the Tube and then it's best to simply find your way around by walking as areas such as these always benefit from a bit of on-foot exploration.

The Weather

The British are renowned for talking about the weather and there is a very good reason for this. You never know what you are going to get - it could be glorious sunshine in the morning followed by wintery conditions in the afternoon.

So it is best to pack clothes for every eventuality, especially if you're interested in walking holidays and make sure you have plenty of layers that can be put on or taken off as and when you need. And while you won't need your swimsuit, you should definitely take some waterproof clothing!

Author BIO: Jerry Sheringham is an expert travel writer and has various informative articles on travel trips throughout Europe such as walking holidays in Spain.