London is one of the most famous cities in the world. Every year, thousands of people fly to this amazing destination. Some are business travelers (after all, this city is an important business hub!). Others are tourists who are excited to visit the iconic landmarks and beautiful museums. There are also visitors drawn by the cultural festivals that regularly take place in the city.
Whatever your reasons for staying in London, here are some tips that can help you make the most of your stay.
- Don’t rush your stay. Realistically you will need a week to be able to appreciate the city in all its diversity, from the beautiful landmarks to the shopping to the historical tours. After all, you are already in the city. Even if you originally went there for business or for a festival, grab the opportunity to see more of what London has to offer. Don’t worry about the accommodations–there are many hotel apartments London that offer great packages for long stays.
- Be extra-careful with your identification papers. It’s important that you have your passport and birth certificate photocopied, and then stored in different luggage. Keep a digital file (like a jpeg) and email to yourself via a web-based email like Gmail or Yahoo so that you can access it any time you need to.
- Always bring a jacket. If it’s rainy season then get a waterproof jacket and a large umbrella, or you will be caught in the city’s heavy downpours! But even during the summer months London can feel a bit chilly. A light jacket is recommended.
- The sockets are strange. Yes, the electrical sockets are a little different from what you may be using in your country. That would make charging your laptops and gadgets quite tricky, unless you bring a universal socket with you.
- Read up on the history. You will appreciate your stay more if you know that you are in a cafe where a great author used to write his books, or walking down the streets where an important historical event took place.
About The Author
Derek Gallimore is a hospitality expert who handles boutique London apartments.