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FAQ’S for People Visiting London

FAQ'S for People Visiting London

What’s the best way to travel around London?

There are so many ways to travel around London. For everything you need to know check out my ultimate guide to London transport.


What’s an Oyster Card?

An Oyster card is an electronic ticket you use to get around London and can be bought at any London Underground station. You top up your Oyster card and use it by tapping in and out when entering and leaving stations. The amount of fare that is deducted from the card depends on where you are travelling from and to. See more about Oyster Cards and London transport on the guide I have written here.


What can I do for free in London?

You can do so much in London for free. I have a list of 100 things you can do for free available to download right here.


My hotel doesn’t have breakfast, where can I find somewhere good to eat?

I have lots of recommendations of great breakfast spots split out by area. Check them out here.


What kind of plug do I need to buy for my electricals?

You will need 3 prong plug just like this one.


I’ve heard the weather isn’t always great in London. What would you recommend I bring?

Yes, the weather in London is a bit temperamental so you’ll want to make sure you are prepared as possible. I have put together a comprehensive guide here where I’ve recommended the perfect shoes, coats, umbrellas, bags and electricals for your trip.


Do I need special shots to travel to London?

No vaccines needed.


London is so big, where do I start?

My area guide will give you a good idea of London and the different areas.


What currency do you use?

Great British Pounds.


Where should I stay?

Comparison sites like Expedia and are excellent for finding places to stay at the best prices and with the best customer ratings. I would always suggest doing a second check of reviews on Trip Advisor.  Air B & B is also a great way to experience the city as a real Londoner if you’re looking to rent an entire house.


Do I tip?

Some restaurants/ bars add on a 12.5% service charge to the bill. It is not mandatory but it is appreciated. It’s always recommended you check your bill.


Can I smoke indoors?

No. Smoking indoors is illegal in the UK and you can be fined if you are caught doing so.


How do I get from the airport?

Everything you need to know about travelling to and from London airports you can find here.


I’m looking for great places to eat, where should I start?

You’re in the right place!  I’ve got lots of recommendations and bucket lists of London’s best places to eat here.


What are the must-see things in London?

Check out my attraction guide here


I’ve heard London is famous for theatre, where should I start looking at tickets?

You’re in the right place. I have 4 great guides explaining everything you need to know about the theatre.


Is London safe?

Like all big cities, there are good parts and bad parts. The Metropolitan Police have some great tips on staying safe in London here.


I’m on a budget, any tips?

Sure. Check out my money-saving tips, eating on budget tips and living on budget tips.


I’m travelling alone, any advice?

London is a great city for solo travellers and there are plenty of things to see and do by yourself or in meet up groups. I’d highly recommend Air B and B experiences who do fantastic tours of the city ran by real Londoners and you’ll meet like-minded people. I’ve also got a great dining solo guide here for all your eating out needs.


We want to see some Harry Potter attractions, where should we go?

I wrote about the must-see Harry Potter attractions in London on my attraction guide here


I want to buy a London guide book. Any recommendations?

Yes, I’d recommend this one, this one or this one. I also have a list of London foodie books to help you plan where to eat before your trip. You’ll find that here.


Wait! Before you go…

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London Area Guide

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London's Must See Landmarks, Attractions & Things To Do - A Guide For Visitors & Tourists


The Complete Guide To London Transport For Visitors and Tourists


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