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Student Travel Guide to London

Student Travel Guide to London

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Are you visiting London for the first time?

London is a thriving multicultural metropolis. The contrast between the lively cultural scene and spectacular historic sights makes visiting London an exciting and interesting adventure.

Take a  ride up River Thames, wander through St. James park and explore the streets of Shoreditch.  This city’s endless sights, vibrant nightlife, incredible shopping and friendly local offers something for every type of traveler.

If you’re planning a trip to London, check our ultimate guide for tips on the places to visit and how to save money. 

Planning a trip to London

Right time of the year

You can visit London at any time of the year, but depending on what you intend to do there, you might have to visit it at a specific time.  Consider visiting London during the summer, that’s from June to August. But May and September are always warm and sunny as well.

Another great time of the year for students to visit London is at Christmas.  From late November to early January, Oxford Street is magical; let’s not forget Winter in Wonderland. During Christmas, there’s a constant air of excitement throughout the city.

London has several festivals throughout the year, including Halloween, Easter, and Bonfire Night (people celebrate a man who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament). And if you hate crowds, consider traveling to London In January, February, March or October since they’re the quietest time of the years. Also, during this time, you can land some of the best restaurant and hotel deals.

Transport

The most popular and quickest way to travel around London is underground or tube. Therefore, it’s wise to think of underground trip planning if you want to travel conveniently and effectively.  Although you can walk, there’s no doubt that at one point you’ll need to use the underground system. 

0ther forms of transportation include trains, buses, boats, or bikes.  You can also use Black cabs, the official taxis in London.  They’re everywhere and easy to hail.

Complete your Assignements

Even though traveling is fun and helps to broaden our thinking, it’s important to complete your college assignments before planning for your trip. If you don’t have enough time on your hand to complete your essays, seek assistance from a professional essay writing service like Writix to have your custom paper completed on time and at a low price. Keep in mind that assignments contribute significantly to your final score, so take them seriously.

Furthermore, a trip is just for a few days, then your back in school. Therefore, it’s important to handle your assignment first, so you can have free time to visit the different museums and look at art covering 3,000 years of human history.

Currency

In London, the local currency is in the UK Sterling pound (GBP). When paying for purchases or using an ATM, consider paying using this currency, especially if you’re traveling from the U.S. If you don’t, you risk losing a lot of money.

Travel Tip

As we said earlier, the quickest way to get around London is through the London underground system, aka the London tube. However, it’s not that convenient during Christmas, and also you don’t get to see anything of the city.

So, we recommend you take the original red double-decker busses if you want to experience London to the fullest.  Also, get an Oyster travel card, which is an electronic ticket that you can use for public transport in London and is much cheaper than purchasing single tickets.

Besides an Oyster card, you can purchase the London Pass, which includes entry to over 80 attractions. The London Pass not only helps you save money when visiting lots of places but it also fasts track entry at several attractions, especially during busy times of the year.

This magnificent city is also walkable. You can walk or ride from one attraction site to another to make the most of your experience. For instance, you can see Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, and Notting Hill all on the same day.

Student Things To Do in London

There are a lot of activities students can do and attraction sites they can visit. This includes:

Ride the London Eye

It’s a gigantic Ferris wheel spanning 500-feet tall and the most renowned paid visitor attraction in London. It provides you with a splendid view of London. But if you’re on a budget, you’re better off spending your money on other attractions or visiting other places like the Caribbean islands, which are reopening.  There’s no shortage of fun and interesting places, regardless of your budget. You just need to search for them.  For example, you can visit the Tate Modern’s 10th-floor viewing deck, which is free.  

Going museum hopping

London has so many museums; most are free while others you have to pay for them.   Free museums that you can visit for free include:

·   British Museum

·   Victoria and Albert Museum

·   Natural History Museum

·   Science Museum

·   National Gallery

·   Museum of London

·   Tate Modern and many more.

In these museums, you’ll find history’s most precious items from specimens collected by Charles Darwin, the magnificent collection of fossils, and other items.  Visiting these places is not only fun but also educational.

Enjoy food in Borough market

Borough market has so many food stalls than you can imagine. In this market, there’s something for every eater. The market is home to some of the finest British and even international produce and dishes.

Changing of the guard

This is another free activity you can’t miss.  This ceremony takes place at the Buckingham Palace at 10.45 Am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.  Most visitors attend it, so ensure you arrive early to find a suitable spot with an excellent view.

Conclusion

These few tips and ideas will help you plan and enjoy your trip to London. We want to see you have an interesting and fun journey even when you’re on a budget, so we hope this article adds value.  Thank you for your time. Best of luck!

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