- By John
- On Oct 17, 2018
- Travel Tips
London travel tips for first timers which may help your vacation a lot. The air might be polluted and the weather unpredictable but with top-notch restaurants, world-class theatre and art and a tonne of lively bars, pubs and clubs on our doorstep we can’t really complain. Schedule your trip to Stonehenge from London by our guide here.
Londoners love a queue
Whether you're at the bar, the toilet, the ticket machine or the changing room, there will be a queue. Cut in at your peril.
Pack for all weathers
When it comes to the weather, London is a jack of all trades, master of none. Drizzle plays the most but we dabble in frost, snow, hail, wind, fog and a spot of sunshine on the side. Pack jumpers and jackets you can easily remove, plus raincoats and brollies that can spring into action at a moment’s notice.
Most of our museums are free
Are you a sucker for science? Do you fawn over fashion? Or maybe you like exhibits that have been embalmed? Whatever your taste, you’ll find it satisfied at one of London’s museums, and you don’t need to spend a penny to get your culture fix because many of our magnificent museums are free, although some ask for a discretionary donation.
Galleries are more fun at night
Many of the capital’s museums and galleries have regular late-night opening hours on certain days to cater for those who like to unwind with some art after work. And many also put on special adults-only after-hours events where art, music, creativity and booze collide.