Your last day in the city has to be relaxed and for so, we have listed places that could be done or even skipped depending on your interest levels. All the sites are in completely different directions and thus we suggest you choose only one or two of them to spend your day out! Firstly, Lego Land which is in Windsor is a heaven for kids or anyone who is Lego-obsessed. The theme park and resort are worth visiting especially if you are with kids. Secondly, the London Zoo is a great place to check out if accompanied with kids. Known to be one of the oldest and well-kept Zoos in the world, it is an interesting site to visit. Lastly, the Warner Bros Studio is imperative for all those Harry Potter fans who would love to relive their novels and movies in real life by experiencing every take that was shot in the Studio itself. If travelers aren’t interested in either, you could go back to places that you have visited in the previous few days and enjoy your last day in the city with style!
Getting into UK
London is one of the best holiday destinations in the world and is the prime reason why travel tickets are always on the expensive end. Travelers looking at booking return tickets from India should be prepared to spend an approximate of Rs.50000 per ticket if they haven’t been booked well in advance. The trick to any kind of travel is to plan beforehand and book the tickets well in advance to get the best prices and save up on excess costs.
Visa Processes for UK
The United Kingdom is one of the most visited places in the world and while there are millions of travelers applying for visas, it is comforting to know that the visa procedure to UK isn’t that tough to get through. For travelers who are looking at seeking a visa for their onward trip to UK, check out the processes here https://goo.gl/J8XY7h. Make sure to have your documents ready and right. For Indian travelers, your travel visa will cost you at an approximate Rs.9000 for up to six months validity. Wishing you all the luck!
When to visit UK
Summers (April to June) are the best time for travelers planning to visit the UK. The days are longer, thus leaving a lot of time in hand to see as many sites as possible. Also, there are loads of summer festivals and exhibitions to check out during summers. The Shoulder season (July to October) is pretty cooler and is a decent time to visit the country, though there wouldn’t be exciting activities to do. The Winter season (November to March) is usually freezing and not recommended for travelers who cannot bear the cold. However, spending Christmas and New Years in London is one of the best experiences in a lifetime and there are loads of discounts on shopping as well as Winter Wonderland festivals that take place.
Accommodation in UK
There are various options for accommodation in the UK. From lavish hotels to budget ones and from Air-Bnb options to hostels – UK has it all. The country ensures that everyone gets a roof above their heads in the budget that they are looking for. The country is warm to tourists and thus you could figure out your kind of stay with a mere google search.
Managing your Budget in UK
DAILY COSTS PER DAY
- Inexpensive hotel room or dorm bed: £12 - 30
- Market-stall lunch or Super-market sandwich: £3.50 - 5
- Standby Theatre Tickets: £5 - 25
- Santander Cycles Daily Rental Fee: £2
MID-RANGE (£85 - 200)
- Double room in midrange hotel: £100 - 200
- Two course dinners with wine: £35
- Theatre Tickets: £15 - 60
- Temporary Exhibitions: £12 - 18
HIGH-RANGE (More than £200)
- Four-star hotel or Boutique hotels: More than £200
- Three course dinners at a high-end hotel with wine: £60 - 90
- Top Theatre Tickets: £60
- Black Cab Trip: £30
UK has one of the most organised travel routes which is systematic, in place and one will never find themselves stranded. May it be Tubes, Buses, Taxis or any other kind of modes, best rest assured that you will be in good hands if you have booked in advance and have your documents in place. We suggest that it is the best idea to buy Oyster cards which could be used for tube travel and buses within London. The card is easy to recharge online or at any stations once the balance is over. Alternatively, one could also check out for discounted passes when you book your day trips. Check out for more information on Oyster Cards https://goo.gl/icBPBf.
Important Numbers to Keep Handy
It is always helpful to have emergency numbers handy when you are travelling abroad and are a tourist. Dial 999 in UK if you are ever in trouble or see someone that needs help.
We are sure that anyone who visits London, take a part of the city with them and always promises to return. With this conducive list, we are hopeful that you check out the city through an eye of a local and make the best memories with your loved ones! Yes, and you are welcome.