Every year, London receives a huge influx of tourists and visitors, meaning its tourist industry is booming. So, now is a great time to look around for tons of bargains and hot deals to visit one of the oldest and greatest capital cities in the world.
Travellers will need to be careful when choosing holiday packages in London because of its popularity, however, once you see the beautifully historic buildings, the unique winding cobbled streets, and hit its world-famous shopping plazas, meandering through the hustle and bustle of city life will be worth it.
London has so much to offer: culture, heritage, shopping, nightlife, music and family fun.
When looking for family deals, make sure you go to London Zoo. It sits in the beautiful and huge Regent’s Park, a place that’s ideal for picnics, ball games and flower-viewing. London Zoo itself hosts a plethora of exotic animals and is the oldest scientific zoo in the world. From penguins to spider dens, this is a must-see for kids and animal lovers alike!
Another useful tip for a cheap family holiday is to go to London’s beautiful and famous museums. Entry is free for most museums, except for places like Madam Tussauds and the London Dungeon. But make sure to visit the Natural History Museum to see one of the best dinosaur, space and Earth exhibits. Other great free museum attractions include: The Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery and the Horniman Museum.
London Transport is also a great benefit for family holidays because kids get to travel for free or at a heavily discounted price! You may need an Oyster Card (free), so make sure you plan ahead and get one in advance. London transport is one of the busiest but easiest ways to travel around the city with its frequent Tube trains and busses. However, during peak times you may want to consider taking the scenic route and walking to your destinations!
On the other hand, if you want London’s glamorous and luxurious side, then you have plenty to choose from. London is a fashion capital and you can shop for designer clothes and deals in its world-famous Harrods superstore. A place where many celebrities, such as Madonna, love to frequent, Harrods is classy and full of London’s most expensive products. With luxury beauty products, perfumes, accessories and even rich food and wine, a trip to this shopping plaza will be a true treat.
Furthermore, London is famous for its West End. During your London holiday it’s advisable to see one of its award-winning shows. Top musicals and plays this year are War Horse, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Billy Elliot and Wicked. Circle seats can cost around £45, with Stalls that offer the best close-up views being around £65. Seeing a London musical is truly an experience, where the live singing, dancing and stage special effects are prepared to blow you away.
Then, after a matinee or evening show, you’ll be able to stroll back to one of London’s best and most central hotels. The Savoy, The Ritz, Claridge’s and The Dorchester are famous luxury accommodations and are even popular tourist attractions. However, you don’t have to actually stay in one of their rooms worth several hundred of pounds. You are able to dine in their restaurants at excellent value, and even enjoy a very British pastime: afternoon tea.
Enjoying the City Landscape
London won’t be able to offer you pristine white beaches or acres of natural forest land. However, it is the heart of culture and entertainment in the world. From Covent Garden, home of some of the best bars, pubs, restaurants and street shows, to Camden Town, the hub of youth culture and unique shops, London has it all.
If you’re looking for a wild night, traverse Leicester Square for some hot clubs with even hotter deals. Before a certain time, many clubs will advertise free entry or 2-4-1 drink deals. Make sure you keep an eye out for these bargains, because without them things can get very pricey!
Whatever you want, you’ll be able to find in London, and grab a deal or a bargain that’d make your trip even more unforgettable. Many travel agents will offer you package deals that’ll include some of the most famous tourist attractions with an affordable hotel nearby. Remember you can also go on bus-tours of the city which gives you travel and sightseeing all in one.
There are so many things to do in London. Catch a world-class show, dine at a fancy restaurant, or have a kick-about in one of its huge parks. London Holidays are diverse, luxurious, and exciting.