I know many of you have plans to visit
Let’s start with a bit of logistics:
The cheapest way to get to our home is via Tube: Take the Piccadilly Line (dark blue) to
- Travel light, if all possible. Seriously, you don’t want to be lugging heavy suitcases up and down the Tube stations.
- Bring warm clothes to layer. Do not forget scarves, hats, gloves, tights, warm coat and boots! Of course, do bring an umbrella, although it hasn’t rained much since I arrived (knock on wood). It's very cold right now -- around 40F high; and 30F low. Brrrrrr. Dress accordingly.
- Do get an Oyster Card as your major source of transportation is the Tube. When you first get your Oyster card, you will need to pay a refundable £3 deposit if you are only adding cash to pay as you go. Single rides on the Tube within Zone 1-2 is £1.50 (there’s a daily price cap, meaning you'll spend no more than £6 on any given day regardless of how many times you hope on the Tube.)
A pint of Heinken at All Bar One is £2.50; M&S sandwiches are between £2.00 – 3.50; dinner for two at our local Thai restaurant is £35.00 (includes appetizer, three dishes, and a bottle of house wine + tip). It’s not so bad!
- While in the
- Be prepared to walk, walk, walk. Lots of walking in
Some things not to miss while in
- Tate Modern
- Borough Market
- Big Ben + House of Parliament + Abbey
- Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden,
- Oxford Street (shopping, shopping, shopping)
- Shakespeare Globe
Check out some guides for other useful information:
If this is your first trip to
Foodie friends and wine lover should do a trip to
Traveling around Europe from
Okay, I think this is all for now. Please feel free to email us if you have questions or comments. We look forward to hosting you all in
Happy Travels, Lily