Top tips when visiting London in the Summer

London is the largest city in Western Europe and the capital of United Kingdom. It is steeped in history and culture, yet also multicultural, modern and fun. London is a city that has something to offer everyone.

Summer is an excellent time to visit London, from taking a walk around one of the city’s many parks to dancing the night away at any one of a number of music festivals. London is a beautiful city in the sunshine.

To get the most out of your trip to London this summer, read on for our top tips.

Getting around

There are many ways for you to get around London including the iconic black cabs and double decker buses. These can be fun, but to avoid the traffic and protect the environment we recommend taking a ride on one of the many Barclays bicycles or ‘Borris bikes’ that are available throughout central London.

These are bicycles that you can hire to cycle round the city. When you are finished you simply park the bike at a docking station. The bikes are an excellent way to travel around the city by making use of the many cycle lanes, they are environmentally friendly and you also get some exercise so they are much healthier than simply sitting on a bus.

These bicycles are also very cost effective; if you can keep the duration of your bike ride below 30 minutes then they are free to use.

The sun

Even though England is renowned for its rainy weather, London can actually be quite sunny and hot, so it’s important to make sure that you wear sunscreen during the summer months. It’s easy not to notice how your skin is getting affected by the sun.

Eating out

There are great places to eat no matter what your budget is. If you are looking to keep costs down but want an authentic English meal, then you should definitely visit one of the many breakfast cafes. Here you’ll be able to order a traditional English ‘fry up’. This consists of fried sausages, eggs, bacon, bubble & squeek and an assortment of extras.

If your budget for dining out is at the higher end, then you’re spoilt for choice. The city offers any and all cuisines you can imagine. We recommend eating at one of the celebrity chef’s restaurants; you may even get an autograph and picture with the chef.

Where to stay

As expected with a large city like London, there are numerous options when it comes to accommodation, from hostels to high end hotels. If you want good facilities, but are looking to keep costs down, then you can search from a range of cheap hotels in London.

London is an amazing city that never sleeps and you’re sure to have a great time. With so much happening, how could you not?

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