Summary: Visitors in London should try out some quintessentially English things such as afternoon tea, riding on a red bus and shopping at Carnaby Street.  

When people take a holiday in London they should act like a tourist as much as possible to really appreciate the sights. For instance they must definitely take a tour of the lively English capital on one of its famous open-top red buses. What travellers can do to save money is get on a normal red bus that passes the major landmarks in the capital. The cost will just be of a normal Oyster card rate and travellers get to see these incredible attractions for free. A top bus route is the number 11 that starts in Chelsea and heads past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament as well as St Paul’s Cathedral and ends up near Brick Lane and Shoreditch.

Bus route 9 is also a wonderful one to jump on that includes Somerset House, Piccadilly and Green Park. It then continues on to Knightsbridge and Kensington Gardens and to the lovely Holland Park. The city should also be seen from a great height and there are certainly many superb destinations to venture to in the area including the Shard or the London Eye. Tourists can see these incredible views for free when they head to Primrose Hill or to Hampstead Heath, in north London. Travellers must definitely also venture to the lovely Greenwich Park as well as St Paul’s Cathedral to appreciate some glorious scenery of the city of London.

There are a number of excellent hotels in the Hyde Park area of London and one that is particularly superb is the Kingsway Park Hotel. It offers stunning rooms with a huge array of modern amenities including a plasma television, telephone and free Wi-Fi internet that is ideal for checking emails. The en-suite bathrooms are large with both baths and showers and also containing hairdryers. There are a range of room sizes including triple, quadruple and family size living spaces for travellers heading to the English capital in a large group. 

Something tourists can do for free is wander around appreciating the excellent blue plaques in the city. These plaques teach people about the history of London buildings who lived there in the past. It also mentions the contribution these residents have made to society and the area they lived in when they were alive. Another thing tourists must do when they head to London is have an afternoon tea. This is a lovely English tradition that involves eating dainty finger sandwiches, scones and cakes in a relaxed setting. There are expensive places doing afternoon tea, but there are also a number of destinations that provide a reasonable price.

Travellers will also be pleased to find there are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan afternoon tea options available at venues in London. Something that traveller should also do is head to its markets that are free to wander around and enjoy what is on offer. The best ones to head to are Borough Market and Broadway Market, as they provide a wonderful atmosphere. A walk along the Thames is also something fun to do as the scenery is beautiful especially at night. Shopping should be on every visitor’s agenda and for a truly tourist experience they should head to Carnaby Street and Harrods to spend time taking in all the departments.