What to expect in London if you are visiting the busy capital city for the first time

    Different tourists from around the world react to London in a variety of ways as they search for common links to their culture. The fact is that when any traveller comes to London they want to learn about the people who live there and what they like to do. All visitors should totally immerse themselves in what London has to offer especially getting on, and more importantly, off the tourist trail. Any visit abroad should definitely be planned to ensure the time spent there isn’t wasted. There are certain landmarks that should absolutely be visited including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and Big Ben.


    Shopping should definitely include the popular areas of Oxford Street and Knightsbridge, but travellers would also be advised to take a trip to the delightful Covent Garden and the lovely Notting Hill for alternative venues. Walking around London is certainly advised as often tube stations are very close to each other and travellers get to see the city. A real advantage of London is trying out the many cuisines that are available as it pretty much covers a huge number of countries from around the world. Tourists would be advised to head to Brick Lane for some authentic Indian meals or to Chinatown in Leicester Square for some tasty food.


    There are many markets that offer street food that is really very delicious and there are also plenty of brunch places that are ideal to start the day. Something travellers should certainly put on their list of things to do is have a traditional English afternoon tea to enjoy some mouth-watering sweet and savory delights. There are also numerous English pubs dotted around the capital that are often quite historical and nice for a pint of local beer or lager. And of course, you will also find the perfect place to take a short break for adults who want to escape the noise and enjoy a peaceful moment. The city can be seen on a tour whether that is on a bus or perhaps a boat across the Thames. The best views in the capital city can be seen from the wonderful Shard building.


    There are many annual occasions that happen in London throughout the year, so it’s a great idea to find out when they are occurring to book ahead. For instance, football or soccer fans can venture to a match when the game is in season, or maybe travellers want to take a trip to Wimbledon for its famous tennis tournament in the summer. There are always literary and theatre events going on so planning ahead and booking these events or shows will naturally enhance a trip abroad. Christmas is certainly a fun time of year for tourists to visit although it’s very busy, but ideal for families who want to go shopping or see the seasonal lights.

    There are many accommodation options in London and some of the best can be found in the Paddington area. Here there is the fantastic Kingsway Park Hotel that offers a range of amazing rooms with modern amenities including plasma television and telephone. There is also Wi-Fi internet and travellers will adore the mini-fridge in the room, which can keep drinks and food items cool during the trip. There are numerous types of living spaces such as triple, quadruple and family making this an ideal destination for travellers in a large group.

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