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Destination Guide: London

If you’re planning on visiting Europe, then England’s capital London is likely to be on your list. A trip to London like most cities can be expensive however there are affordable hotels if you’re willing to look at staying in one of the slightly less touristy neighbourhoods within the city.

London has a number of airports that offer international flights around the world, as well as domestic flights within the United Kingdom and budget flights across Europe. London Heathrow and London Gatwick are the most popular airports for international flights. Whereas airports such as London Stansted and Luton are situated slightly outside the city (around an hour on bus or train) and offer really affordable budget flights across Europe.

Best Time To Visit

There’s never a right or wrong time to visit a city like London that welcomes more than 20 million tourists every year. Christmas is definitely the more expensive time to visit with those in England looking to take a break in the capital to complete some Christmas shopping. It’s also the coldest time to visit London with weather including; wind, rain and snow.

However, we’d also suggest avoiding August where possible. The end of July though to the first week in September is when the primary and high schools within England break for summer. It’s this time again when you’ll find locals and those based in England travelling to the city to visit tourist attractions.

Things To Do In London

There’s certainly no end to the things you can do in London. An in some cases you can get discounted tickets to some of the major attractions in the city – such as The Shard.

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London has its own version of New York’s Broadway in the form of the West End which features a number of musicals and plays that can be booked online in advance, as part of a discounted package or upon arrival into the city. Tickets for performances such as Wicked and The Lion King start from around £75 with tickets for lesser-known plays and musicals being available from as little as £30.

Latest London Posts:

If you’re looking to learn more in preparation for your trip to London, England. Here’s a list of all the articles we’ve written about the destination. This includes hotel reviews, resturant reviews, reviews of activities we’ve done while in the city as well as tips and tricks to ensure you stay on (or under) budget throughout your trip.

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