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Visiting London: Our Tips For First Time Tourists 

London is an exciting city to visit; there is such a rich history that runs throughout the city and so many fantastic sites to see. It is also a very busy city, in fact, 21 million people visited London in 2019 alone.

As there is so much to do within the city, you may be wondering how to make the most of your visit. If you plan your first trip to London soon, check out our top tips to make planning a bit easier. Also, here is a link to check out London tourism stats for 2023!

Make A Plan Beforehand

London is a huge city; it is likely that you will not be able to do everything you want in one day. Therefore, it is important to plan your trip beforehand so you know exactly what activities you can complete during your visit. 

Prioritise certain things you want to do, then find your food and drink spots around that area so you do not have to travel too far out. Perhaps concentrate on one area of London, so you can complete more in one day. 

Consider Using Taxis

The underground may be the obvious choice for transport around London, but if you are wanting a more relaxed and covid safe experience, consider using a taxi service in London. This could also be beneficial if you are travelling with children, as you won’t have the stress of trying to rush them onto a tube or bus. You can even book your taxi in advance online at londonstaxi.co.uk to save on the hassle of hailing down a cab on the street. 

Embrace The Freebies

Free’ and ‘London’ is not something you would think goes in a sentence together, but there are in fact many things you can do in London that won’t cost you a penny. If you are visiting London during the summer, then check out some of London’s famous greenery like Hyde Park, Kyoto Garden or Barbican Conservatory. 

Additionally, many museums and art galleries have no entry fee, so you can enjoy culture at no cost! Check out this list of 30 unmissable free museums, for some inspiration for your trip. 

Try Market Food

While having a sit-down dinner is nice, London has plenty of markets brimming with food stools that you could try instead, one of the most famous being Borough Markert. The historic market dates back to the 12th century and boasts a bounty of diverse food stools so you can try authentic cuisine from all over the world. 

The best time to visit is between Wednesdays and Saturdays as that is when traders are out in full force, meaning you can experience the market in its entirety. The only day the market closes is Sunday, so make sure you don’t attempt to visit then. 

Summary

As cities begin to open their doors to tourists again, why not take the opportunity to visit London and see what the city has to offer. Exploring a new city can be nerve wracking, so use our tips to help plan you trip and get the most out of your visit to London.

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