- By John
- On Oct 17, 2018
- Travel Tips
Despite the stiff-upper-lip stereotype, Londoners are generally very friendly (except, perhaps, when travelling during rush hour), but with a population of 8 million and an ever-shifting skyline, we know the capital can be a confusing – and expensive – place to navigate. Join us with our London to Stonehenge tour to look around in this season.
Quick London Travel Tips You Must Know Before Visiting
Sometimes it’s quicker to walk
Once you’ve got the hang of our sprawling tube network it can be tempting to show off your Oyster skills, but sometimes you’re better off walking. Travelling between Covent Garden and Leicester Square? It’s a four-minute stroll and you’ll avoid the lift queue at Covent Garden station. Don’t just take our word for it, check out our readers' tube hacks and use this Transport for London map to check out the walking distances between stations.
Make the most of London’s green space
Whatever part of the capital you’re in, you won’t be too far from a patch of green. London is even on course to becoming the world’s first National Park City. Whether you’re on the hunt for a picture-perfect picnic spot, are searching for a scenic running route or just want some grass to sprawl out on, one of London’s lovely parks will fit the bill.
Use the night tube
The night tube is finally here and it’s fabulous. It runs all night on the Victoria, Jubilee, most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines and part of the London Overground, but only on Fridays and Saturdays, so don’t get caught out during the week. You can use your Oyster, travelcard or contactless card as usual to pay for your trip.
Eat a full English breakfast
We love a brunch as much as the next pretentious avo-lover, but sometimes you just need a good hearty full English breakfast: eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, plus extras like mushrooms, black pudding or grilled tomatoes. London has everything from greasy spoon cafes, which have been serving fry-ups since the 1900s, to fancy restaurants that may add a twist to the classic combo. Either way, every visitor should experience our unofficial national dish.