The famous London
Of course, everyone knows and might just love London (and the British accent). During my time there, I was able to really roam around the city and enjoy my time with friends! London is a great place to go to if you are a fan of architecture, theaters, and concerts. Here are the things you need to know about my trip:
The photo (below) is of me standing outside the London Tower. Guess what's that famous bridge behind me? You're right. It's the London Bridge! We actually came from the other side of the river and walked over the London Bridge to get to the other side which was our first destination (The London Tower). It was not that much of a walk at all so I would definitely recommend going to places by foot rather than taking the tubes (which is how they call their underground trains). Aside from the tubes being expensive, I think it's way more fun to go sightseeing while walking too. It's a way for you to get to experience and take in the beauty of the city more.
If you're already familiar with London, then you would have knowledge of Oxford Street, but if not the that's the shopping street and I am telling you, it is filled with so many people. For women who love shopping, you can find high-end stores in this area. For budget travelers, you most probably will not fancy the idea of going to Oxford Street. Nevertheless, it's also worth visiting and it would be fun to some shopping anyway. The Big Ben is just around the corner but unfortunately, I was not able to take a picture of me there because we were in a hurry. If you're into arts, science, architecture, and if you're curious about the world, its wonders, ancient matters, and futuristic ideas, then it is highly recommended for you to visit the British Museum. To know more about it, please visit their website HERE.
Who is a Les Miserables fan? *putting my arm up* If you're a fan just like I am, then please please please watch their live show. Learn more about their schedules, location, and prices HERE.
Getting a place in London through Airbnb would cost you an average of 149EUR/night. Crazy expensive right? I mean, it's London. Of course, you may be able to find cheaper flats if you're in a tight budget. It just depends on your choice of accommodation - whether it be just a private room or a whole apartment all to you.
A bed in a simple and budget hostel would cost you at least 25EUR/night
Luxury 5-star hotels like The Stafford London or The Piccadilly London West End prices up to 1000EUR/night.
As I've mentioned in the text above, I would recommend just walking instead of taking the tubes but if you prefer taking the metro then that's fine too. You can find everything about the London tubes by clicking HERE. Taking a taxi would also be an option but it is quite expensive as the traffic there is pretty bad and the roads are very compacted too but this would be the most convenient way to get from point A to point B.
Hey there! My name is Jesuena. I was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Germany at the age of sixteen. Now, I am living in my own little apartment in Essen, Germany and finding time to travel during holidays and weekends. At the age of 18, I have already traveled to over 15 countries. Join me as I share my stories.