- By kevin
- On Apr 3, 2018
- Travel Tips
Travel tips for London England by Globerouter.com, follow our bus tour guide in central London to visit the city and enjoy the special scenes there. In the evening, you can relax in your hotel or hit some of Europe’s most lively nightclubs, including XOYO (32-37 Cowper St) or Studio 338 (338 Boord Street, Greenwich). Whether you want a week of partying or some relaxing sight-seeing, London delivers.
How to Get Around London?
Taking a ride in one of London’s iconic black taxi cabs is a must for many tourists, and it’s a good way to get around safely and quickly. However, black cabs come with a hefty price tag. Expect to pay £15 for a 2 mile journey. Uber offers much cheaper fares and is popular with Londoners. They charge £3 to start with, then £1.20 per mile after that, so usually work out much cheaper.
Most Londoners recommend that tourists forget about driving in central London. However, if you do want to explore the UK by car, there are plenty of rental agencies to choose from, including Hertz, Sixt and Enterprise. Finding a car park should be easy, but expect to pay at least £19 for two hours. Drivers will also have to pay the Congestion Charge, designed to reduce emissions in central London, which costs around £11 per day (make sure it's covered by your rental company).
Where to stay in popular areas of London?
Hackney used to be a neglected part of the city, but now it's the most cultural, vibrant, youthful (and affordable) central district. Check out vintage shops like Beyond Retro (92-100 Stoke Newington Rd), great pubs like the Dove (Broadway Market) and restaurants like Le Ziz (Dunbar Tower, Dalston Square) or Abi Ruchi (Stoke Newington Church Street).
Camden is a musical hotspot, having been one of the centers of the punk movement and more recently, home to modern stars like Amy Winehouse. These days, it has an excellent street food market, clothing stores, like Lost 'n' Found (Primrose Hill) or Darkside (245 Camden High St), and music venues like the Lock Tavern and Underworld (both on Camden High Street).