London is a true multi-cultural city that’s easy to fall in love with. Its iconic landmarks, green spaces, and fantastic cuisine make it unique and well worth a trip. What are the best things to do in London on tour, you ask? Stick around to find out… we’ll make sure you get to experience everything in the English capital (besides maybe meeting the Queen!).
Currency: Pound sterling. You may hear locals refer to one pound as one “quid,” which is similar to Americans using the word “buck” to describe a dollar.
Best way to get around: London’s underground transportation network is famously known as “the Tube.” If you want to make the most of your time in London, make sure to buy an Oyster Card, which allows you travel throughout London using multiple transportation methods.
Phrases to know: Although Brits speak English, they have quite a bit of their own slang. “Fancy a cuppa?” means “would you like a cup of tea?” If you’re tired after a full day on tour, you may want to tell your Tour Director that you’re “knackered.”
The best time to visit London is, well, anytime! While traveling to the British capital in the spring means you can enjoy temperate weather and the beautiful blossoms in well-known parks, there are so many things to do all year round. Here are a few of our favorite times to visit London on tour.
The weather can be unpredictable no matter when you plan on traveling to London, so make sure to have these few key items on hand during your visit.
There’s no shortage of famous sites to see throughout London, and our expert local guides make sure you don’t miss a single one on our London tours. If you want to have a true London experience, you can even take a double decker bus to enjoy all the top sites from the road like Go Ahead staffer Sally. “I rode around and basically used [the bus] as my way of getting from one side of town to the other, like a taxi,” she said. “It’s an awesome way to view the city.”
English cuisine is basically the definition of comfort food, and London is the best place to try all of the classic English dishes. Here are some of the best foods to try on tour in London.
You won’t want to miss out on these popular drinks during your stay in London… they’re the perfect accompaniment to any English dish!
You’ll always remember your trip to London with fondness, especially if you buy a few keepsakes. Make sure you pick up these uniquely British items before you leave the city.