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Must Do in London

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London Bridge. Big Ben. Buckingham Palace. West End. These are just a few great reasons why it would be so much fun to go to London. A London vacation is the perfect solution for a person in need of a little rejuvenating.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Think about all of the wonderful things London has to offer. It can’t be hard, a list was started up above. But if you’re suffering from burn out on the job, or just plain bored, the sights and attractions that a London vacation can offer you will have you bubbling with excitement in no time.

And it’s not just the attractions that are exciting but what you can see at them. Like Buckingham Palace. Sure it’s big and beautiful and a sight to see. But what would be better than Buckingham Palace? Seeing the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, that’s what. Then there’s also the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Globe Theatre.

Everyone’s guide to London

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London is huge, London is old, but very dynamic. For 200 years (up to 1925) London has been world’s biggest city and the capital of the British Empire, which was a huge mix of people and covered fast the half of the planet.

London was founded by the Romans, under the name of Londinium. Today London counts 8 000 000 inhabitants, being the most populous city of the European Union, and the second in Europe after Moscow.

London is a megacity, and remains one of the world’s most important cities. The London City with its Stock Exchange decides many destinies.

Lying on the Thames mouth, London port has been for centuries world’s biggest. Heathrow airport, one of the London’s five airports, is the world’s busiest. The opening of the 5th Terminal made it even bigger, but did not solve all the problems.

Planning a Cheap Vacation on an Expensive Destination

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A lot of people thought that visiting Aspen, Paris, New York, Napa, and Hawaii meant that you’d have to bring a lot of money. Most of them spend their whole lives saving up for that one trip. Spending too much on a single trip, though, isn’t very practical. Neither is it a smart choice, because you can save as much as half of the peak season cost if you only know when to book your trip.

Sometimes, you don’t even have to time it during the off-season. A lot of people wait for the rates to take a dip during the high season (airplane companies do hold promos) before they purchase their tickets. These discounts range from 20% to a spectacular 50%, so you should definitely keep your eyes peeled.

The Best Oyster Bars in the World

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There is so much meat in the world and there is only so much of it we can eat before the taste fatigue comes in or the faintly detected health issues come out. When you get tired of eating chicken, pork and meat, the best recourse would be to scope out how seafood is being served up.

For that sudden piscetarian streak in your appetite, there is nothing better to try than an oyster bar. Check out the best oyster bars and see if there is one right in your corner.

United States Oyster Bars

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How to go around London on a budget

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A London holiday is always on a traveller’s list but we can not deny that a London get away is expensive. The exchange rate makes the truth harder to accept but you really do not have to burn a hole in your pocket to enjoy London. Experts see the British pound to take a slight dip through April or May so you have a window for a London trip. London is a big place and of course you still have to pay for a place to stay, for places you visit, and for your dining and transportation, but here are some London travel tips to stretch your budget:

Don’t book a hotel in central London

A big chunk of your London holiday budget will be for your hotel accommodation. You can still find a cheap London hotel if you avoid the city center. A few nights just outside Central London will save you a lot of money with rooms going for around $105 per night and you are just twenty minutes from the heart of the action.

25 Things you can do in Europe for free

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With the tough economy and unstable exchange rates, going for a holiday in Europe does not come cheap. If you are on a tight budget, every discount or freebie is a big help to stretch you travel money. Here are some of the best things to do in Europe for free:

Watch the sunset at Pliazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy

The Piazzale Michelangelo is just a few minutes away from the city center of Florence. The place provides a spectacular view that can be considered as one of the best in Italy. You will also see here one of the fake David’s in Florence. It is great to see this place during the day but it is a different experience when you get there before sunset and watch the sun go down the horizon.

Listen to the choir of Westminster Abbey in London

Top Airport Transfer Deals in the World

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Every time you arrive at a strange new airport without a pre-arranged transfer to your hotel, you worry about the same things: will your luggage be safe? Will you get to your hotel on time? Will you have to shell out a lot of money just to get there?

While airport taxis may look more convenient than public transportation services like railways, taxis are not always the best options. People can end up burning as much as $32 more on taxi fares from the airport compared to what they would spend should they decide to hop onto a train.

Wherever your destination may be, below are the best alternatives to expensive taxi transfers.

Heathrow, London

Should you find yourself in London’s Heathrow Airport, the cheapest airport transfer you can get is through the Heathrow Express Train. This will only cost you around $25. In about 25 minutes, you’d already reach downtown London.

Knowing London Like A Pro

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Well, dear friends, you are not greenhorns anymore. Of course, you still don’t master the charming Cockney accent, but are not a foreigner visitor in the happy city of London. And if happens that you read some English books in the pre Internet era, there were sure some books about London.

I think that no other mega city was so much sung and spelled like London! Oliver Twist, Sherlock Holmes, British Queens and Kings and much many others pale when comparing them to London. As London is for sure much better painted in all those books!

London for book lovers, this is the event I am proposing to you first! Use the guided tours, or simply take a map and try to discover the magic of London as it breaths in many notorious books. If you wanna get something from Charles Dickens‘ naturalism and discover the traces of  Oliver Twist, visit the poor neighborhoods of London. Or walk along The Tower Bridge over the Thames to get a flair of  “Our Mutual friend”, also a Dickens masterpiece.