Here’s everything #WeKnow about preparing for a trip to London
London is a city that is constantly changing with new and exciting things sprouting up around town every day. The city of iconic bars and beautiful castles is wonderful but to make the most of your time here it’s better to plan, prepare and research in advance. There are a number of things to consider: when to visit, where to go, where to stay, what to do, what to see, and how to travel around to name a few!
You may get a bit overwhelmed with all the things that you need to plan and prepare before visiting the city of dark humour and afternoon teas, but don’t worry, WeKnow everything there is to know about planning a trip to London. So let’s get started:
When to visit?
London weather is quite unpredictable. Londoners carry sunglasses and umbrellas every time they step out of the house all through the year. But the great thing about the city is that the weather is never so extreme that it’ll hinder your experience and moreover, major attractions in London are not seasonal. So if you are looking to avoid the crowds, pick your time of the trip carefully as there are school holidays in London in February, Easter, August, October, and Christmas.
Where to land and how to get into London?
Not here to tell you which airline to choose or which flight to take. There are plenty of websites out there where you can compare ticket prices and get information. But what you may not know is which airport is best for you. There are total 5 airports in London – Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, City Airport and Luton. Other than City Airport and Heathrow, other airports are pretty far away from the city. WeKnow has service desks at every arrivalterminal at Heathrow airport where you can receive bespoke and personalised service from our London Experts. So we would recommend you to land at Heathrow airport, where you can also get a car transfer at the most competitive priceinto London with our fully electric vehicles. Pre-book your transfer in advance here to avoid waiting around at the airport.
How to move around?
Before you arrive in London, it is always better to get familiar with the public transport of the city to avoid wandering in circles at the tube stations. London is a city with an amazing public transport system and the best option for you is to get a Visitor’s Oyster Card (no, it’s not a coupon to a seafood restaurant!)The majority of people in London use their Oyster Card to pay when travelling on public transport. Depending on the amount that you put on the card, this card will give you full access to London Underground and Bus Stations (take note – most transport providers in London won’t accept cash). Book your Oyster Card here and get it upon arrival on WeKnow desk at Heathrow Airport.
What to do?
There are plenty of free things to see in London. But if you are planning to visit some of the expensive attractions, you might want to get the London Pass. It’s a sightseeing card that you get at a fixed rate and covers over 80 attractions. Book your London Pass now with WeKnow and pick it upat Heathrow Airport as you land in London. We also offer a range of tour packages and sightseeing tours in London. With our sightseeing tours, you can beat long queues and save money by pre-booking your tickets.
Where to stay?
If you are planning to stay in London for a short while, it would be better to stay in Central London to avoid wasting time traveling. London does luxury hotels better than perhaps any other great capital in the world. From small, unique and boutique to luxury hotels in London, the city has something for everyone. You can treat yourself to a break at one of these luxury options for a hotel stay in London. London is home to some of the most iconic and opulent hotels on the planet.
Discover all we have to offer in London with WeKnow. From landing all the way through your trip until departure, WeKnow takes care of everything. So book your visit to this beautiful city with WeKnow and experience London like never before.