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First Visit to London - Help

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1. Posted by CA_Travels (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I am will be in London between May 3rd and May 10th and am looking to meet up w/ anyone who has been there before. Any information (advice / suggestions) would also be greatly appreciated.


2. Posted by reach (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Hi there,
You will love london. I had a great time my first time there. I would suggest your first day there to do a hop on and off bus tour. You get a pass for the day and that gives you access to go on and off the tour bus you choose which will show you around London. Check out the big bus company. Just google it, and it'll give you tones of stuff.
Good luck and safe travels.

3. Posted by CA_Travels (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Thank you!

4. Posted by SCNYC (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

I've been there a few times and would suggest that you stay in a residential area vs. tourist/business. I recently stayed in Kensington 4 Star for $100 per night using Priceline dot com. VERY HAPPY with what I got for what I paid. London is expensive. You can get more info on priceline hotels at Although I didn't get the hotel I was thinking (after reading betterbidding) it makes it less scary to bid blind and also gives you an idea of what to bid
Good Luck..I was there in March and had a great time. Copthorne Tara Hotel in Kensington, near High St Tube Stop

5. Posted by crwalker (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Hey, mate. I live in Bournemouth(southern Britain), not London. But I've been there quite a few times. One advise for you, if you haven't got so much time to cover all the sites you like to visit, get a Oyster Card(free) in any stations. With this, you can go anywhere at a lower price and shorten your travelling time.:)

6. Posted by GPlex (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

No need to stay in London for more than three days. Witht hat much time, go to Scotland or to Paris. All can be reached pretty cheaply with EasyJet or one of the other budget airlines i.e. Ryanrair, Monarch or trains.

7. Posted by claire123 (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

I disagree, I feel that more than 3 days is needed in London. For a start there are the markets; Camden, Covent Garden, Spittalfields and surrounding area, Portobello Road, Borough food market among others. The mainstream shopping, various parks and tours around the city and time to chill out in the broad selection of restuarants bars and cafes. I live in London and love it. Three days! Bah!