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London Travel Guide

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We have said many times before that we have refrained from writing content about London because we simply did not feel that we had enough content and enough valuable advice to be noteworthy. London is an extremely popular city and has been visited by just about every major travel blogger, each of whom has seemingly released blogs detailing his or her experiences. However, after 3 or 4 trips to London, we can finally say we have some content that will not only be worthwhile to read but also valuable to travelers who plan to visit London. So (drum roll), finally a London Travel Guide from Couple’s Coordinates.

London is one of, if not the most, international city in the world. As such, you’ll have the opportunity to not only walk yourself through British history, but also the chance to experience the eclectic culture of present day U.K. This culture is made incredibly evident through the diverse population, the plethora of international food options, and the spirits of the Londoners.

London’s Airports

Understanding London’s airport option before your arrival can save you both time and money. London has a number of airports servicing international flights. When you go to book a flight, be sure to search LON (all airports) to ensure you get the best price flight. Here are your options:

    • London Heathrow (LHR)
    • London Gatwick (LGW)
    • London Stansted (STN)
    • London City (LCY)
    • London Luton (LTN)

 

Things to do in London

  • Buckingham Palace
    • Change of the guard
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben
  • Check out the famous bridges
    • Tower Bridge
    • London Bridge
    • Millennium Bridge
    • Albert Bridget
  • London Eye
  • Natural History Museum
  • Tower of London
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Hyde Park
  • Football (soccer) game
    • Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham United, Queens Park, Crystal Palace, A.C. London, etc.

 

Best Restaurants in London

One of the best parts about visiting London is eating your way through the city.

  • The Ritz London
  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsey
  • Savoy Grill
  • Benares
  • Amaya
  • Macellaio
  • Dishoom
  • Nobu
  • Santa Maria Pizzeria
  • Tommy Tucker – Sunday Roast
  • Granger & Co. 
  • Halley’s 
  • Love Walk Caffe
  • Iddu

Where to stay in London

As with famous restaurants, London is littered with opulent hotels. For those on a budget, there are also a number of lovely options on Airbnb or Hostelworld. However, if you’re looking for a hotel, here are our favorite options:

  • Four Seasons Park Lane
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Metropolitan 
  • The Dorchester
  • Blvgari Hotel Knightsbridge
  • Grosvenor House by Marriott
  • Mayfair
  • The Lanesborough
  • Radisson Blu

Transportation in London

The London Underground will become your best friend once you can decipher the difference between what Circle, District, and Piccadilly mean.  If you have a SIM card or Wifi, you can leverage Google maps and you’ll get a step-by-step look into which “Tube” to take, which direction you want to take it, how many (and what name) stops you’ll pass, and finally which stop to exit the train. So learn the Tube, but realize there are also other options:

  • Tube (London Underground) – Be sure to get an Oyster Card and add value to it so that you can get in and out of the tube in an efficient matter. Do NOT purchase single tickets for trains unless it is the Heathrow Express or a similar airport train that doesn’t accept Oyster Cards.
  • Uber – (Use our code w9q6x to get a free ride up to $10)
  • Local taxis – (a bit more expensive)
  • Walk – (Always our preferred way to learn a new city. Why not give yourself a tour?)
  • Rent a car – Enterprise Park Lane

 

Ello London 👋🏻 nice to meet ya! 🇬🇧

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2 Comments

  1. Stafaine says:

    Woow, this looks really amazing,
    This is really on my have to do list before i get into my 40’s

    Keep posting,
    Kind regards
    Stefanie

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