Travelling to London
When to Visit London
London is known to be quite lovely year-round, so if you’re looking to save on cheap off-peak London travel, try a fall or winter holiday instead. If you’re looking to visit London in peak season, consider late spring, when you can see the royal parks and gardens in new bloom, and enjoy the loveliest climate of the year. Things to Do in London With so many beautiful places to see and things to do in London, half the fun is in the challenge of seeing all the best London Attractions in one trip! Your London visit isn't complete without a royal treat: a visit to Buckingham Palace. Catch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at 11:30 any morning, and tour the ballroom, gardens and more. Line up and catch a scenic ride on the iconic London Eye - the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. Into London's historic sites? Visit Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, and be sure to get a picture of the record-setting dome.
London is well-known for its beautiful architecture and historic sites. Booking a vacation to London? Be sure to have a royal visit to Buckingham Palace, and take in cultural history with visits to the Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, or National Gallery. Highlight your London trip with a stroll along the historic Thames, where you can take in gorgeous London views and world-famous London landmarks such as the House of Parliament and Tower Bridge. Take in views of Big Ben and the London Eye, and even catch a ride on this record-breakingly high Ferris wheel to see London from a bird’s eye view.
Getting Around London
You’ll find it quite easy to get around and through London via public transport, and it’s highly advisable that you purchase an Oyster Card or Travelcard for your London visit. This is the pay- ahead mode of payment used for all of London’s public transport. Accessible to and from London Airports (LHR & LCY), London has a reliable modern mass transit system, the heart of which is the London Underground, or “Tube”: a network of 12 train lines that quickly go most places in the city-centre. Platforms and trains are described as Northbound, Southbound, Eastbound, or Westbound so be sure to confirm directions to your destination. Outside of the city center, as train stations are further apart, buses offer slower, but reliable service to get you where you need to go. Bus fare costs £1.50 on your Oyster Card or Travelcard.
Many London river boat services are available along the Thames as well, especially during peak hours. These trips usually cost around £12 and will take you past many of London’s top attractions, including the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
No other city in the world is quite like London. Hotspots like the National Gallery, Imperial War Museum, and Natural History Museum contribute to its status as a world cultural capital and as the world’s most-visited city. Come see for yourself! Book an online reservation for your London holiday with Marst Africa, your online travel agency, and get great deals for London travel packages.