Travel Tips for Staying in London

When backpacking through the UK, London is one of the main stopping points for most travellers; there’s so much to see and do in terms of art, historical sites, festivals, shopping etc. If you’re on a budget like most backpackers, it’s best to decide what part of London you plan on staying in ahead of time, as well as what type of accommodation will suit you best.

If you’re staying in London for more than a night or two, it may be a good idea to rent an apartment for your stay. Apartments in London are generally of a very high standard and will vary in price depending on what part of the city you want to stay in. Victoria apartments would be perfect for those who want to be close to Victoria Station, which has transport links to everywhere else in the city; it’s also close to Buckingham Palace, if you’re eager to try and spot the Queen! Knightsbridge apartments are also right in the centre of the city, so renting an apartment around this area means you’re close to all the big shopping departments, as well as quite a few independent boutiques. Bear in mind that in Victoria apartments tend to fill up quickly, particularly during holidays and festivals.

Apartments which are self-contained usually have fully equipped kitchens; this can be helpful if you don’t want to spend all of your money on meals in restaurants every day. An apartment can also be a good choice for those who want more privacy and peace than a hostel can offer.

For those who want to splash out, central London hotels are a good choice of accommodation. There are three, four and five star hotels scattered throughout the city so finding one to suit your needs and budget is very straightforward. By choosing central London hotels, you have access to all the sights and events of the city without having to travel far; transport links in London are excellent. Little things like room service and a turn down service can make all the difference if you want to take a break from the stress of travelling.

Staying in either an apartment or a hotel in the center of London is useful when you intend to spend your days sight-seeing, as you won’t ever have far to travel when you want to retire for the evening after a long day out. If you are interested in museums and galleries such as the National Gallery, The Tate, the Natural History Museum and the Imperial War museum, staying in the center of London means less time spent travelling and more time spent enjoying yourself.

Central London isn’t just about expensive shopping, as some might think. If you’re backpacking through here and decide to stay in an apartment or hotel, there are still plenty of affordable forms of entertainment and bargain hunting to be had. Places such as Portobello market and Camden market are great for haggling for trinkets and clothes whilst enjoying a spot of cheap and delicious lunch from a street vendor.

Apartments in London book up quickly, as do hotels and hostels, so make sure you plan ahead and book your accommodation in advance.

Note: This post was written by Central London

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