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!

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!

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Which Open Top Bus Tours London

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Which Open Top Bus Tour London

A hop on hop off sightseeing bus tour is a must do and highly recommended for London Tourists especially if this is your first-time visit to London. With the help of hop on hop off bus tour you will have a good idea of the city without worrying about directions or stations as the bus stops and passes all the prime locations, which also gives a benefit to people who do not speak very good English as the bus has guide in multiple languages which keeps you aware of places you are passing on the bus. The bus stops at all the stops and you have an option to get off and get back on at the same stop or join the bus at another stop. Following set of paragraphs explains key advantages of the hop on hop off bus tour London and various bus tours available to book.

Key advantages of Hop on Hop off bus tour

  • City Overview and Open Top Bus Experience:

Doing a sightseeing Hop on Hop off bus tour gives you a nice overview of the city and idea of the city’s prime locations to visit. Doing a sightseeing open top bus tour is highly recommended for at least a day or two days and after that, you can be on your own.

  • Flexible & Frequent:

Firstly, a hop on hop off bus tour is very flexible, which means you can use it as you like. The buses are mostly arriving every 10 to 15 minutes in summer and every 15 to 20 minutes in winter, this way you are not bound to any fixed schedule and you can spend as much time as you like at one location and when you are ready you can join another bus coming from the same stop you got off the bus or another stop.

  • Guide in Multiple Languages:

Although London is very tourist friendly with directions and signs everywhere and lots of helpful people but still if you are not very good with English, a hop on hop off bus tour is definitely a good option for you. Usually, all the hop on hop off bus tours have recorded guide in many languages which does not just guide you about the history of London, it is also very helpful if you don’t speak English very well as you will be well aware of where you are and where you are going.

The buses do also have a live onboard guide in English which keeps you entertained as well.

Comparing the Hop-on Hop-off Bus tours:

The time is long gone when London only had one or two sightseeing hop on hop off bus tours, now London has at least four companies operating as a hop on hop off bus tour and it is often difficult for tourists to choose the right one, here is your guide to hop on hop off bus tours. In the following guide, we have focused on 3 main companies in London.

  1. Big Bus Tour
  2. Golden Tours Hop-on Hop-off Tour
  3. The Original London Tour.

Routes Covered

All three companies cover all the major sights including Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, Westminster, Tower Bridge, St. Pauls and Buckingham Palace.

Hotel Districts:

Big Bus Tour has the benefit of offering full-service regular service from areas that are densely populated with hotels such as Paddington, Bayswater, and South Kensington. This way tourists can join the tour right from their hotels and come back to the hotels. Golden Tour’s Hop on Hop off does not have full service from hotel districts except Paddington however they do operate a morning and afternoon connection service

Bus Frequency

Previously Big Bus Tour company had an advantage of having most frequent service and most convenient map with blue line covering most of the sights but now Golden Tour’s also offering very good frequency of buses and with the inclusion of Orange & Blue route where you can cover most of the sights in London

Extra Inclusions:

All the hop on hop off bus tour services offers free walking Tours and River Cruise Tour as part of standard Hop on Hop off bus tour except Golden Tours offering a cheapest 1-day ticket without river cruise tour or walking tours.

How Hop-on Hop-off Ticket works:

Most tickets are formed as 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours validity, which can be termed as 1 day, two days or three days. The validity of the ticket starts from the time you first board on the bus and valid until the same time next day or day after depending on the ticket you have bought for example a 24 hour ticket will be valid from the time you first board the bus until the same time next day.

Service Timings:

Service timings vary and depend on season, usually in summer time buses operate the longest duration with the Big Bus Tour having last bus tour starting at around 7 PM. In winter, however, most services have their last bus at around 4:30 PM.

Which Company to Choose:

Based on our experience we are fond of two hop on hop off companies in London, Big Bus Tour and Golden Tours’ hop on hop off bus tour. The key advantage with choosing Big Bus Tour is better convenience in terms of route and pick up from hotel districts along with very good frequency whereas Golden Tours’ open top bus tour does also have route convenience and very good pricing strategy where you have an option to choose with or without River cruise tour.

Pricing and Ticket Options

1 Day ( no extras ) 24 hours 48 hours 72 hours Offers

Big Bus Tour

NA £35 £43 £49 Book Here

Golden Tours

£26 £30 £35 £43 Book Here
The Original Tour NA £32 £42 NA Book Here