How To Have An Enjoyable Trip To London

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London is a spectacular and attractive place to visit. It’ll be a trip to remember when you put the following tips into action. Your travels will go smoother, and you’ll have a better experience when you prepare and plan ahead.

There are a few steps to take if you want to have an enjoyable trip to London. You want your time and money to be well spent and return home satisfied with how it all played out. Once you arrive, be sure to relax and go with the flow, and don’t let a few obstacles stand in your way of having an excellent and fun trip.

Do Your Homework & Plan

You can have a more enjoyable trip to London when you do your homework ahead of time. It would help if you took the time to research the best times of year to visit London and what you may want to see and do. Get to know their language in advance and what currency to use when you arrive. Pack light and bring along your camera to document your trip in detail. It’ll also help to set a budget for your trip so you can plan accordingly and won’t have any regrets when you return home.

Choose the Right Accommodations

One aspect of visiting London that will make or break your trip is your accommodations. Choose an elegant and inviting hotel and area such as the Dorsett Hotel, Shepherds Bush that you know won’t disappoint. They have it all including, being near shopping and close to restaurants and bars, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour gym to keep you healthy while you travel. You’re going to want to be right in the midst of all the action and fun, so this hotel will be suitable for you on your trip to London.

Create A Loose Daily Itinerary

There’s so much to see and do in London that it can be overwhelming. Therefore, create a loose daily itinerary that you can follow when you arrive. You want to make sure you prioritise your list of what you want to see and do and then plan for how you’ll get around from one place to the next in a timely fashion. London is a very walkable city so you can plan to bring your comfortable shoes and travel on foot a lot. Although you want to stay busy, also remember to schedule some downtime where you can enjoy your hotel and put your feet up and relax.

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Plan for Eating & Drinking

You’ll definitely want to commit to trying new foods while on your trip to London. There are a plethora of restaurants and bars to check out and enjoy while you travel. Check out the reviews online ahead of time to get a better idea of what’s popular and worth trying. Mix it up by visiting a cafe for lunch one afternoon and getting dressed up to eat at a fancier restaurant the next night. You’ll be eating and drinking your way through the city, so it’s another reason why you’ll want to have a gym at your hotel.

 

New and Improved Bucket Lists

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The ongoing coronavirus situation has affected just about every facet of modern life. It’s made things that were commonplace unthinkable, and things that were unthinkable commonplace – and it’s done so in a matter of months.

One of the casualties of this period of change is the concept of a bucket-list. What fun is there in composing a list of things that you’re not going to be allowed to do for months?

Travel restrictions have brought the global tourism industry to a standstill. But the change probably runs deeper than that: we’ve all been given time to reflect on what’s important in life and what isn’t, and the likelihood is that this will effect our travel decisions long after the situation has cleared up, and some semblance of normality has reasserted itself.

So how might the bucket lists of the future look different?

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Domestic Travel

The gradual easing of the lockdown restrictions will come in many stages – and some countries will doubtless progress faster than others. It’s certain that we’ll be free to move within the country before we’re able to move outside of it, and thus the next holiday you go on will almost certainly be a domestic break. This shouldn’t be viewed as a drawback: the United Kingdom is packed with gorgeous tourist attractions. You might visit a Cornish beach in August, or go on a hike through the Highlands of Scotland.

Any bucket list should account for what’s local and available – after all, you can pack in dozens of domestic trips for the same cost of one that takes you to the other side of the planet.

Environmental Concerns

A related issue is the environmental cost of long-haul flights. The lapse in global travel has caused a huge drop in global emissions – which many of us will be unwilling to contribute toward reversing.

One-off holidaymakers aren’t, on the scale of things, the worst producers of carbon emissions: most air miles are actually racked up by a minority of frequent fliers, and so we shouldn’t beat ourselves up too much over our flying habits. With that said, any step you can take to reduce your personal environmental impact is surely going to be a worthwhile one. A train from Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour will allow you to see just as much as a plane to somewhere more exotic – and at a fraction of the environmental cost!

 

Bucket List Additions You Need To Consider

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Everyone has a bucket list. That list of places that they dream of going to one day, and slowly ticking them off one by one – that’s the bucket list. Your bucket list has to be filled with dream destinations and experiences that will ensure that you make those wanderlust-filled daydreams turn into real memories you make with others. 

The thing is, expanding what you have on your bucket list isn’t always easy to do. Despite the entire world of places to see and things to do, it’s hard to choose which you should do first. So, let’s take a look at some of the additions that you should be considering to ensure that your bucket list is the best in the world!

 

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  • The Grand Canyon, Arizona

You need to have the Grand Canyon on your bucket list. Yes, it’s a giant cracking gorge in the ground, and yes, it looks like a squiggle on a map. However, the Canyon is rare and rocky, and a river carved it! Okay, so it took two billion years to carve it out, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive to look at. You could take a chopper over the gorge and really see how far it goes out. Seeing the Canyon from the water level allows you to appreciate the black, red, purple and orange strata that makeup one of the biggest natural wonders of the world.

 

  • The Sistine Chapel, Italy

Authentic art, crowds of people, a ceiling painted by Michelangelo – what’s not to love? The Vatican Museum sees the footfall of around 25,000 people every day, and the photographs of the iconic ceiling are prohibited. The Last Judgement can also be found here, and it’s one impressive painting! 

 

  • Everest, Nepal

You do not have to get to the top of Everest to experience Everest. Most of the mountain is a graveyard for those who tried to make it to the top and didn’t. However, you can still trek to Everest Base Camp. It takes around fourteen days to get there, and the views are amazing with most treks requiring specific permission to be at the camp for the night. Still, it’s one to add to the bucket list!

 

  • Seeing The Northern Lights

Seeing the Aurora Borealis is a classic bucket list item for a lot of people, and there’s a good reason. The lights are beautiful, naturally found in places like Iceland, and they offer a mysterious and mystical look into the universe. Of course, it’s all about light refraction, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be magical, too.

 

  • Head to Namibia

While the Aurora Borealis is a good one to add, the clearest place to see some celestial sites is Namibia. You can see stars everywhere when you leave the city, but if you go somewhere dark and clear, you’ll see what feels like the entire universe looking back at you. The Nature Reserve in Namibia is one place that has been gold-certified as a Dark Sky Reserve. There aren’t any cities or towns that could drown out the sky with light pollution. You’ll see the magic of the undiscoverable – and it’s worthy of being on the list.

 

  • The Turtles At Ningaloo, Western Australia

Whether you want to see nature in all its glory, or you want to head to Oz at least once make sure you go to Ningaloo in Western Australia. The Reef isn’t as big as the Great Barrier Reef, but it’s big enough that you’ll see over 500 species of fish as well as the marine turtles. There are seven species of marine turtle in the world, and near Ningaloo, you’ll see three of them nesting on the beaches.

 

  • Head To Scotland

Did you know that you can sleep on a private isle? Head to Scotland and stay on one of the many Summer Isles. You don’t have to be Branson-rich, but you do have to know where you can visit. Tanera Beag is the place to go as the second biggest of the almost twenty Summer Isles. You can kayak on the sea from the mainland, and you can look for seals in the lagoon, climb the 83m high hills for the views and you can pitch your tent to enjoy the dark night sky.

 

The right bucket list items are going to make your life so much more interesting. You need to add these items to the list today and start making plans for overtime at work – you need the cash to make your dreams come true!

 

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