How to plan a city break in London

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How to plan a city break in London

The iconic city of London is considered to be one of the locations you must visit at least once (and everybody comes back after their first visit…). An enormous city filled with impressive architecture, controversial history and great culture that will leave you with amazing memories and pictures. There’s so much to see and visit that it might leave you thinking a city break won’t be enough. We did the math and came out with an amazing plan help you get the most of London:

Make a list of places you want to visit by MUST’s 

Yes, we know, you want to visit everything, but it is important to tick the main attractions, and, after doing the itinerary, check out the smaller things. Take in consideration 2 major elements – The first is that everything is connected to everything in London and while visiting the main objectives you may discover some incredible places that you must stop by (*this can create some delays in your original plan). Secondly, it is, of course, the weather, if you planned a walk in St James’s Park but caught a rainy day, it is better you have some backup locations in your plan. Therefore, our suggestion is to create a plan with MUST SEE and the others to be marked as a “plan B”.

Spot the best events you can find

Being one of the hottest cultural spots in the world, there is always something happening in London! Since you are going there, it’s a pity to miss important events like concerts, festivals, shows etc., depending on your visiting period. From May to summer you can find rooftops parties like Skylight, open exhibitions like London Nights, sports events like Wimbledon Tennis Championships, sweet dance pop concerts of Bruno Mars and some of the best summer festivals.

Optimize the days of your visit

Set the date of your visit, according to your “must visit” list that you’ve created. If you want to visit for example Madame Tussauds, weekends are not the right choice – better the middle of the week because of tourist fluctuations.

Book your hotel near the underground

By being close to the tube, things will get so much easier for you. You won’t have to waste a lot of time and money traveling through the city – because, let’s be honest, all the great events are taking place in the center. Just hop on to the closest tube and you are usually 10-20 minutes away to any destination!

How to get to London?

The fastest and simplest way to get there is obviously by plane – this if you’re not a UK citizen. Otherwise, you can hop on the subway and arrive quicker and cheaper than with any other means of transport. All you need is a credit card and it will pass you through all the gates, arriving before you could say, Harry Potter.

Book a full London Tour

What else can be more comfortable than a bus who will take you to all of London’s great attractions with specialized guides to tell you the wonderful lore of every place you visit? In this way, you will be sure that you won’t miss any of the objectives that you put on your list. Moreover, you will become an expert in English lore for your dear ones back home. Special tours with extra surprises can be booked on our site at special prices.

Now that you are all organized, pack your bags and experience London at its best. What are the main objectives of your list? We would love hearing your ideas and plan – feel free to leave your comments here or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Our London expert team is here to help with advice for the best visit in London. Contact us for a guide!

Things to do in London during summer

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Things to do in London during summer

When London’s temperatures are starting to rise, the rains are fewer and it’s open season for all the events!
During summer time, London is a great place for entertainment and the perfect place for experimenting with different sensations. Because there is a lot to see, we handpicked for all the happy travelers a list of the top events to go to this summer.

Outdoor activities

When the thermometers reach higher temperatures, the entire outdoor environment comes to life and is ready to offer the audience great times. You can start with some amazing food and drinks at the Ales Tales Festival, party wild on the Thames at the Silent Sound Boat Party or enjoy magical plays at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. It’s impossible not to find something to do only while wandering London’s streets!

Sport and outdoor activities

Anyone in the mood for some sports? You can really have a great time by playing tennis in the parks, horse riding in Richmond Park or Hyde Park, paddle up on the Thames, play a round of mini golf in Putt in the Park, go on wild adventures in Trent Park or take the famous four-wheel bicycles from Santander Cycles.

Experience an authentic summertime in London

To taste a little the British summer routine, you can try involving in activities such as buying some fresh fruits and vegetables from any one of London’s markets and then head out for a chill summer afternoon on a picnic in Crystal Palace Park. If you’re in the mood for a walk, you can try the finest Kew Gardens to smell the roses or meet the animals from Madchute Farm.

Go wild

Once you step out of your hotel, you have millions of options on how to spend your time. You can even go on a search for a beach right in the heart of London. If you didn’t know, Thames has a small beach near the Tower Bridge. Also, you can go on a summer safari at the zoo with music, tours, and refreshments at ZSL London Zoo.

Do you have any other summer activities on your list? Let us know what are your favorite activities are and what are your plans for this summer.
We would love hearing your ideas and plans – feel free to leave your comments here or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Our London expert team is here to help with advice for the best visit in London. Contact us for guidance!

Top shopping places in London

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Top shopping places in London

Whether it is a business trip, a city break or a romantic getaway, shopping is usually a mandatory ‘add-on’ when visiting London.
From luxury designer shops to souvenir stores, London is the ideal place to shop till you drop. Why you ask? All kinds of great shops are on display, global and local, an excellent customer service and the cool British vibe that encourages you to spend more and more… Take an extra luggage with you and visit all the stores from our list of recommendations we spotted in London especially for you:

Oxford Street

The famous Oxford Street is well known as the heart of London shopping or as we would like to say, the heaven of shopping. This is the place where famous designer shops meet with landmark stores and it’s impossible not to find what you want for advantageous discounts.

Margo Tip: Don’t forget your comfy shoes, this street may cause you back pains…It is long but offers all the top brands!

Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

For a fabulous shopping session, you can try London’s trendiest fashion boutiques. Young designers are exposing their unique creations in individual boutiques, but also you can find renowned brands like Barbour and Belstaff.

Knightsbridge

If you’re looking for high-end fashion from famous designers, then this is the place for you. Renowned brands such as Harrods are attracting more and more avid shoppers every year. The ideal location for shopaholics.

Margo Tip: follow the opening of the sales season throughout the year, when you can catch real bargains of top brands!

Marylebone High Street 

An elegant street that hosts plenty of stores such as Cath Kidston and also food specialties. This place has been described as “The Hidden Wonder of the West End” and truly deserves its title.

Westfield London

If you’re more like the mall type, Westfield London is an American style shopping mall that brings together clothing stores, food and, obviously, a giant theatre. There you can find street fashion shops along with luxury brands, making the ideal place to spend time on a rainy day.

Margo Tip: a great option for shopping in London on a rainy and cold day!

Carnaby Street

Step into a vibrant street, the place where fashion and culture were born and to this day, maintain the tradition. Filled with more than 100 brands and 60 elegant restaurants, Carnaby Street is the perfect place to get into the real British shopping spirit and fill your bags with high-end fashionable items.

Savile Row

Get into the old-fashioned style of shopping on Savile Row – the place where you can find stores that can craft you fabulous handmade suits, the well-known British tailoring. Explore the picturesque street and have an amazing shopping experience.

Secret London Shops

For a truly original shopping session dedicated to shopaholics, we handpicked some of the top “underground” locations, hidden from the world’s eyes. Starting with LN-CC fashion outlet factory, you can try the fine-cut clothes from Pistol Panties, enter a cool shop for movie lovers at Umit & Son and chill afterward with a delicious cupcake and an excellent tea at The Tea Room.
We would love hearing your ideas and plans – feel free to leave your comments here or on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter

Our London expert team is here to help with advice for the best visit in London! Contact us for guidance.

Stonehenge Tours from London

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Wide range of specialized tours of Stonehenge from Central London 

Stonehenge is only 145 km from the Central London. It is better to choose the bus tour while keeping the busy traffic in the London city and around. Numerous tour planners offer different types of tours plans for London to Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is an isolated area that’s why it is not covered by the public transport. It would be better to see the tour plans in order to enjoy the Stonehenge tour with more benefits. Independent tours are not recommended in this scenario.

Because of the more travelling time, most of the tour’s plans for Stonehenge are combined with other important tourist’s attractions present around this world famous heritage site. This enables the travellers to book full day trips from London UK in order to enjoy all important locations. Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath tour is the most famous option for the tourists.

Special Access visits to Stonehenge are attractive for the travellers who want to get closer to the stones. Normally, the visitors are asked to maintain a distance of at least 10 yards from the stone.

Now we will discuss the wide range of tour of Stonehenge options and plans available for the travellers willing to visit Stonehenge from London.

 Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath Tours

This is among the top priorities for the tourists interested to cover all the main attractions during the Stonehenge visit. Christmas Day tour is the most attractive plan which enables the tourists to see the famous Windsor Castle even when it is not opened to the public!

The two hours visit is divided according to the destinations. For example, the tourists are given 70 minutes at least for the Bath tour. This is highly recommended for the low budget travellers.

This London to Stonehenge tour option is considered more favorable for the people coming from different countries. International friends should book the group tours in order to enjoy the best facilities.

Most of the international small group tours start from the Stonehenge and end at Windsor. This is why these tours are more attractive for the people coming from outside the UK and want to cover more attractions within a reasonable time span.

Those who are looking for full size standard bus tours should book the 50 seats of coaches to visit Stonehenge early in the morning. Windsor to Stonehenge and then Bath tour is time consuming but it is the best option to cover the important sites as soon as possible.

Windsor to Bath & Stonehenge tour under the full size standard category offers an additional stop at Lacock for lunch. This route is very important for the people who want to see the historic villages around and a famous village pub dated back to 14th century.

 Just Stonehenge London tours

It will take 5 hours to visit the Stonehenge alone. There are different tours being operated in different seasons. Afternoon tours are offered in April starting after the lunch from London. On the other hand, morning tours are offered from the London in October after 8:15 AM.

 Stonehenge & Bath tours

This tour plan enables the tourists to get 90 minutes at Bath after covering Stonehenge and Windsor. However, if you miss the Windsor then there will be 3 hours more to stay at Bath.

Roman Baths and Jane Austen era / Georgian are the main attractions at Bath. There are so many other attractions present in the city looking to have your attention.

Those who are interested to visit Jane Austen Centre, Roman Baths and others are suggested to focus on the entry requirements. Tourists choosing the bus tours from London to Stonehenge don’t require having tickets.

Salisbury and Oxford with Stonehenge

No doubt, the above mentioned tours are mostly preferred by the tourists but interesting alternatives are also available.

Small Group Stonehenge tours

These tours are considered best for the people who want to see the best alternatives. Tourists interested to see the alternatives and mystical with lots of attractions around should pick this specialized tour plan. You will get a chance to see the Neolithic sites such as alternative Glastonbury and Avebury. These group tours also provide a chance to see other special monuments and historic sites in the English Countryside.

Inner Circle Stonehenge tours

These are basically famous for special access to the Stonehenge. Public visiting hours provide a limiting access to the stones. Management has announced to offer a closer view of the stones with the help of special access visit. These are alternatively called inner circle visits. These visits are great for those who are interested to cross the limit of 10 yards (public hours). However, these visits are offered after the public visiting hours (dawn and dusk).

Top shopping places in London

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Top shopping places in London

Whether it is a business trip, a city break or a romantic getaway, shopping is usually a mandatory ‘add-on’ when visiting London.
From luxury designer shops to souvenir stores, London is the ideal place to shop till you drop. Why you ask? All kinds of great shops are on display, global and local, an excellent customer service and the cool British vibe that encourages you to spend more and more… Take an extra luggage with you and visit all the stores from our list of recommendations we spotted in London especially for you:

Oxford Street

The famous Oxford Street is well known as the heart of London shopping or as we would like to say, the heaven of shopping. This is the place where famous designer shops meet with landmark stores and it’s impossible not to find what you want for advantageous discounts.

Margo Tip: Don’t forget your comfy shoes, this street may cause you back pains…It is long but offers all the top brands!

Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

For a fabulous shopping session, you can try London’s trendiest fashion boutiques. Young designers are exposing their unique creations in individual boutiques, but also you can find renowned brands like Barbour and Belstaff.

Knightsbridge

If you’re looking for high-end fashion from famous designers, then this is the place for you. Renowned brands such as Harrods are attracting more and more avid shoppers every year. The ideal location for shopaholics.

Margo Tip: follow the opening of the sales season throughout the year, when you can catch real bargains of top brands!

Marylebone High Street 

An elegant street that hosts plenty of stores such as Cath Kidston and also food specialties. This place has been described as “The Hidden Wonder of the West End” and truly deserves its title.

Westfield London

If you’re more like the mall type, Westfield London is an American style shopping mall that brings together clothing stores, food and, obviously, a giant theatre. There you can find street fashion shops along with luxury brands, making the ideal place to spend time on a rainy day.

Margo Tip: a great option for shopping in London on a rainy and cold day!

Carnaby Street

Step into a vibrant street, the place where fashion and culture were born and to this day, maintain the tradition. Filled with more than 100 brands and 60 elegant restaurants, Carnaby Street is the perfect place to get into the real British shopping spirit and fill your bags with high-end fashionable items.

Savile Row

Get into the old-fashioned style of shopping on Savile Row – the place where you can find stores that can craft you fabulous handmade suits, the well-known British tailoring. Explore the picturesque street and have an amazing shopping experience.

Secret London Shops

For a truly original shopping session dedicated to shopaholics, we handpicked some of the top “underground” locations, hidden from the world’s eyes. Starting with LN-CC fashion outlet factory, you can try the fine-cut clothes from Pistol Panties, enter a cool shop for movie lovers at Umit & Son and chill afterward with a delicious cupcake and an excellent tea at The Tea Room.
We would love hearing your ideas and plans – feel free to leave your comments here or on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter

Our London expert team is here to help with advice for the best visit in London! Contact us for guidance.

Things to do in London during summer

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Things to do in London during summer

When London’s temperatures are starting to rise, the rains are fewer and it’s open season for all the events!
During summer time, London is a great place for entertainment and the perfect place for experimenting with different sensations. Because there is a lot to see, we handpicked for all the happy travelers a list of the top events to go to this summer.

Outdoor activities

When the thermometers reach higher temperatures, the entire outdoor environment comes to life and is ready to offer the audience great times. You can start with some amazing food and drinks at the Ales Tales Festival, party wild on the Thames at the Silent Sound Boat Party or enjoy magical plays at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. It’s impossible not to find something to do only while wandering London’s streets!

Sport and outdoor activities

Anyone in the mood for some sports? You can really have a great time by playing tennis in the parks, horse riding in Richmond Park or Hyde Park, paddle up on the Thames, play a round of mini golf in Putt in the Park, go on wild adventures in Trent Park or take the famous four-wheel bicycles from Santander Cycles.

Experience an authentic summertime in London

To taste a little the British summer routine, you can try involving in activities such as buying some fresh fruits and vegetables from any one of London’s markets and then head out for a chill summer afternoon on a picnic in Crystal Palace Park. If you’re in the mood for a walk, you can try the finest Kew Gardens to smell the roses or meet the animals from Madchute Farm.

Go wild

Once you step out of your hotel, you have millions of options on how to spend your time. You can even go on a search for a beach right in the heart of London. If you didn’t know, Thames has a small beach near the Tower Bridge. Also, you can go on a summer safari at the zoo with music, tours, and refreshments at ZSL London Zoo.

Do you have any other summer activities on your list? Let us know what are your favorite activities are and what are your plans for this summer.
We would love hearing your ideas and plans – feel free to leave your comments here or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Our London expert team is here to help with advice for the best visit in London. Contact us for guidance!

How to plan a city break in London

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How to plan a city break in London

The iconic city of London is considered to be one of the locations you must visit at least once (and everybody comes back after their first visit…). An enormous city filled with impressive architecture, controversial history and great culture that will leave you with amazing memories and pictures. There’s so much to see and visit that it might leave you thinking a city break won’t be enough. We did the math and came out with an amazing plan help you get the most of London:

Make a list of places you want to visit by MUST’s 

Yes, we know, you want to visit everything, but it is important to tick the main attractions, and, after doing the itinerary, check out the smaller things. Take in consideration 2 major elements – The first is that everything is connected to everything in London and while visiting the main objectives you may discover some incredible places that you must stop by (*this can create some delays in your original plan). Secondly, it is, of course, the weather, if you planned a walk in St James’s Park but caught a rainy day, it is better you have some backup locations in your plan. Therefore, our suggestion is to create a plan with MUST SEE and the others to be marked as a “plan B”.

Spot the best events you can find

Being one of the hottest cultural spots in the world, there is always something happening in London! Since you are going there, it’s a pity to miss important events like concerts, festivals, shows etc., depending on your visiting period. From May to summer you can find rooftops parties like Skylight, open exhibitions like London Nights, sports events like Wimbledon Tennis Championships, sweet dance pop concerts of Bruno Mars and some of the best summer festivals.

Optimize the days of your visit

Set the date of your visit, according to your “must visit” list that you’ve created. If you want to visit for example Madame Tussauds, weekends are not the right choice – better the middle of the week because of tourist fluctuations.

Book your hotel near the underground

By being close to the tube, things will get so much easier for you. You won’t have to waste a lot of time and money traveling through the city – because, let’s be honest, all the great events are taking place in the center. Just hop on to the closest tube and you are usually 10-20 minutes away to any destination!

How to get to London?

The fastest and simplest way to get there is obviously by plane – this if you’re not a UK citizen. Otherwise, you can hop on the subway and arrive quicker and cheaper than with any other means of transport. All you need is a credit card and it will pass you through all the gates, arriving before you could say, Harry Potter.

Book a full London Tour

What else can be more comfortable than a bus who will take you to all of London’s great attractions with specialized guides to tell you the wonderful lore of every place you visit? In this way, you will be sure that you won’t miss any of the objectives that you put on your list. Moreover, you will become an expert in English lore for your dear ones back home. Special tours with extra surprises can be booked on our site at special prices.

Now that you are all organized, pack your bags and experience London at its best. What are the main objectives of your list? We would love hearing your ideas and plan – feel free to leave your comments here or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Our London expert team is here to help with advice for the best visit in London. Contact us for a guide!