To organize a trip to London , it is best to plan well each day, knowing in advance what you want to see and which route you are going to follow, and concentrating your visits by area so as not to spend more time than necessary on public transport and thus be able to make the most of your ride.
It is not surprising that there is a long list of things to see in London, and the truth is that one can go crazy reading all the possibilities in a guide, so I recommend that before coming you decide what is important to you: What you want to see, what you don’t want to miss, if there is an attraction or museum that is important for you to visit or if you simply want to see the most important things in the city. To be able to see EVERYTHING in London takes many days, so if you are coming for three days limit your list to the most important so you can enjoy your trip without running all the time.
What will you find in this article?
- How to organize a trip to London
- Choose a hotel in London
- Transport cards
- Tourist Passes and Attraction Tickets
- Itineraries according to number of days
- Mobile App with London routes
- Excursions from London
- Secret corners of London
How to organize a trip to London
Choose a hotel in London
The first thing you have to do when planning a trip to London is to choose a hotel. Choosing a hotel is something that can be quite difficult, since it is not so easy to find a good, nice and cheap hotel that is well located. If you are still looking for the hotel, I recommend that you take a look at the list of recommended hotels that we have prepared, it will surely help you choose one.
To move around London you will surely use public transport, be it the metro, bus, DLR (docklands light rail), overground… I do not recommend that you buy single tickets for public transport at all, since it will be much more expensive, so depending on the number of days you are going to be, I recommend that you get one of the transport cards available, the oyster card or a travelcard. Here I explain how to choose between the two: Oyster card or London Travelcard .
Tourist passes and tickets to attractions
When organizing a trip to London you will see that there are many places to visit and attractions that you do not want to miss. To save when buying tickets, if you are going to visit several attractions, it is best to get a tourist pass. The most famous and widely used London tourist pass is the London Pass . If you want to enter several attractions, it is surely the best option. Take a look at the routes to get the most out of the London Pass that we have prepared.
If you don’t want a tourist pass because you only want to visit some of the attractions, then I recommend buying tickets in advance online, for example for the London Eye , the Tower of London or the tourist bus . They are usually cheaper online, and you also skip the queues, so you won’t waste time queuing. Here we tell you what are the 10 most famous attractions in London .
Itineraries according to number of days
We have prepared different routes and itineraries to make organizing a trip to London easier. These routes are the ones that we have recommended to our friends and family when they have visited us in London, and it was these routes that inspired us to start Tripandtourism, simply to share them with our readers.
You will see that we have prepared itineraries for 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days and 7 days in London. To see our suggestions with routes and maps visit our section: According to number of days.
Mobile app with London routes
Do not forget that you can find all our routes in our free mobile App that works offline .
Excursions from London
If you are going to be in London for several days, we always recommend visiting another city or a cool town to make the most of your time. London is very close to such famous cities as Oxford or Cambridge , but it is also very close to Stratford Upon Avon , the town where William Shakespeare was born.
In addition, within London there are beautiful neighborhoods that go unnoticed by tourists as they are somewhat far from the center. I would recommend visiting Greenwich , Richmond and Hampstead .
Secret corners of London
In addition, we have a section of secret corners for those who want to discover the unknown London.