Expect it to be nonetheless fantastic. A city that truly never sleeps and everything is possible. From its awe-inspiring green parks, landscapes of long forgotten architecture, to stargazing spots to arts festivals, fresh cultural hot-spots. It is a place where you can say I go out Friday and never go to the same place. There are so many things to do and see, that a lifetime there will still keep you surprised with what it has to offer. A huge city with many neighborhoods, all with its own identity and ambiance.
London is arguably the most diversified city in Europe, in terms of cultures, traditions and spoken languages. People from all over the world has moved in London to chase their dreams and explore the possibilities London has to offer. London is a city in which guaranteed you will never get bored. A simple walk on the streets of London will never be just a simple walk, but a walk to remember.
Enjoy a drink on the many and various London roof bars with a posh view of the city with eclectic a’la’carte menus or explore the budget areas such as China Town, as colorful as it can get, both in culture and visually.
If you are a football fan then it is a must to feel the heat of a premiere league football match in London. The atmosphere is absolutely crazy and highly-charged.
Accommodation – Hotel prices range according to their stars, season and location. A decent hotel in the center of London may cost up to 90 EUR per night. A hostel though can go as low as 25 EUR per night.
London is full of hotels, all range prices and stars. This is one of the places where common living was invented. People migrating from different places all looking for a shot in the big city of dreams. Some of the best hostels in the world as well as guesthouse can also be found in London but be aware as London it is a place of possibilities which can also mean that you could end up in very dodgy place if you don’t do your research well.
Food – Fusion of international cuisine with thousands of dishes and many vegan friendly places. From 5 stars Michellin restaurants to the dirty hot-dog from the street vendor from Camden Town, London is full of unforgettable flavour at every step. Expect to pay anywhere from 15 Euro to 400 or even higher for a dinner for two.
Transportation – Very easy and many options. Buses, trains, taxis, bicycles, scooters, cars, black cabs, tube or just walks. London is extremely organised when it comes to public transportation and it is fairly cheap in most cases. Driving in London though may put you up against infernal traffic queues. A tube ticket costs anywhere from 8 EUR to 15 EUR and the bus about 3 to 5 EUR for trips within the city. If you want to visit other nearby cities, be ready to pay around 50 EUR for a train ticket.
Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
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It is not a surprise that London can be a little expensive; especially when there is so much to see and do and you simply don’t know where to start. But slow down because London is a money trap. So so your research and then don’t fret out! We wrote few articles to help you get started on your next trip, to help you hit the highlights of this fantastic city with most of its hidden gems to ensure a well rounded experience during your stay in the vibrant capital of UK, London.