Exploring the UK : London, England

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London is an amazing city and surprisingly cheap to visit. 




Getting Around


The public transit it cheap and even that has a spending cap of £6.60 - £12.00 per day depending on the zones you travel to. The food is also really cheap to comparable cities that we've visited.



Walking around town you'll see crosswalks with reminders where traffic comes from. This is actually really helpful if you come from a country that drives on the right side of the road.


They like their safety reminders. Truth is, that gap can get pretty big, so the reminder is definitely warranted.


Free Things To Do

There are so many things to see in London. Just walking around the city is an experience in itself. Every turn there is something and there is just so much history you could spend your entire trip just walking around. 


There are numerous free parks to walk, run, cycle in. They are beautifully kept up, safe, and just pleasant to be in.



St James Park

St James Park Tulips


Make sure to do some walking around near Piccadilly Circus. This area has some of the oldest stores, hotels, and restaurants. You can window shop all you want.
Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain - Piccadilly Circus

Exploring London's oldest operating bookstore - Hatchards.


Smelling the various teas at Fortnum and Mason

Casually walking past the London Necropolis

Westminster Abbey

Globe Theater - Walking along the Thames


Ganton St - Great Food Around Here


Tower Bridge - Walking along the Thames


FOOD!

Fish and Chips


Full English Breakfast




Coffee and French Macaroons

Bangers and Mash from Mother Mash

Full Afternoon Tea Service from Oscar Wilde Bar - Hotel Cafe Royal (...Not Cheap) 


Tours

This is a paid tour, but if you are a Harry Potter fan, it is definitely worth it. It's only £39.00/person for entry and you can almost get there entirely on the public transit system. The last leg of the trip has a Harry Potter Studio Tour bus that is only £2.50 round trip.





Theatre

If you are a fan of theater, or not, you should really try to see a play in London. One might say it's the best place in the world to see a play. Plan WELL in advance as tickets will sell out. We bought our tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 18 months before our trip. In fact, it was the main reason for our trip. It was an outstanding experience all around.







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