Hello, I'm going to London with my friend in October for a week. It's our first trip to this city, so we're really exited! I wanted to ask u for an advice. First of all, can you tell about some places, which we deffinetly have to visit. Then we have problem with eating, because in our hostel (Astor Museum Inn) we'll have just breakfast. Matbe you know, where we can go to eat for cheap prices? Thank you
if you're after cheap food you have places like Pret, Costa, Cafe Nero which sell drinks (hot and cold) and all kind of sandwhiches which I really liked (for around 3 pounds).
in addition, you can find food (sandwiches, salads, fruits and veg, desserts) in all the supermarkets, M&S, Sainbury, Tesco, Waitrose. I pretty much lived on sandwiches on my 1 week trip to London because I loved them so much. all those chains are spread all over London so you won't have to look for one for more than a few minutes.
of course there are other option, often you have discounds, and sometimes prices go down towards the end of the day.
Thank you for the answer. What about shopping? I've heard that it's great place, where u can buy clothes for supercheap prices.
for cheap clothes (or atleast reasonably priced) I'm guessing you can either try shops like Primak, H&M, Zara or the markets (which I didn't really visit for that purpose so can't tell you much about it).
if you decide to visit Oxford street make sure you have a lot of patience since it's veeeeery crowded.
There are many beautiful and interesting place in London where you can visit like British Museum, Tate Modern, National Gallery, National Gallery and many others. It's depended on you where you like to visit.
for places to visit, there are so many. either read on the internet or get yourself a guidebook. I didn't visit all the popular tourists attractions but I can say I really liked the whole London Eye area. even if you don't go up on the eye itself (I didn't) it's still a fun place to wander around, with the parlament house, big ben and westminster abbey just across the bridge.
Tate modern. I don't know if you're into modern art but I liked it a lot, and it's free. a few minutes walk from there is Bourough market which is a nice food market and I totaly reccomend it.
Hyde park on Sunday. the speaker's corner (right next to Marble Arch) is fun, just don't take what they're saying to heart.
Trafalgar Square with the national gallery next to it is nice (and again free).
there's much more, but that's what i can remember at the moment.
Thank you! I supose, my journey will be really great!
The speaker's corner ? What the place is it?
And again questions! :D London is so huge, so do I need to use public transport in the centre of Lodnon or I can visit all attractions, going by foot? And one more. I'll land in Luton, so then I need to get somehow to Montague street (Bloonsbor). In which way can I do it? And is it better to buy tickets on the spot or to order it over tha Internet?
Speaker's corner is a one of the corners of Hyde park. every Sunday some people come there to preach,lecture or just speak their mind. it can quite fun.
public transport. there's no way you can do everything on foot. the best thing for you two is to get a 1 week travelcard for zones 1-2 which will allow you unlimited travel on the tube for those 2 zones, and unlimited travel on the buses for all zones.
since there are 2 of you, you can save a lot of money buy using the 2for1 discount on many of the attractions, which you can get if you each buy the paper version of the travel card in a rail station (those are the station on the tube map marked with a kind of a red zigzag).
check out this site for more info:
as far as getting from Luton, i'm sure there are others here that know better but look at this site
montague street is close to Russel square or Holborn tube station.