Multicultural London sightseeing
We were in the capital of the United Kingdom many times and we still think it is not enough! London sightseeing is very time-consuming and we don’t think it’s even possible to ever get tired of this city. It will take at least a week to visit every place worth seeing in London.
First surprise for us was left-hand traffic- most European and American people are driving on the other side of the street.
London is huge- it has six airports! The main is Heathrow but the most popular for European travelers are Stansted, Gatwick and Luton.
Going from and to the airport
DO NOT EVER CHOOSE EASYBUS!!!
It’s very popular bus line going to cheap airports, but it really disappointed us.
The bus that should drive us to London Stansted, did not come. We were waiting at the bus stop for over an hour. Well, we had a good supply of time and we were able to catch our flight getting there by other conveyance. When our Easybus finally arrived, the driver said that he would take only passengers from hour X. Our bus that was supposed to be at the time Y did not come. The driver did not even try to explain to us why the previous bus didn’t show up. We got the impression that they are simply used to situation like this.
So remember-if you want to come from London back home safely, choose any other bus network. Easybus is very unreliable and, of course, by their incompetence we lost more than $40.
We’ve been staying in a lovely apartment at 44 Curzon Street.
It was fully equipped and spacious, with the separate bedroom, living room and the kitchenette.
The staff was really nice, and the location … perfect, right in the heart of London!
Places worth seeing. London sightseeing.
We didn’t have much time, so we have visited only few places- we were in the Madame Tussauds museum of wax. We were waiting in line for about half an hour, and when we finally got in, there were crowds inside: we had to squeeze between people to see anything. We were in that area everyday and we noticed that the queue for Madame Tussauds is always, regardless of the date and time.
Wax museum is definitely worth seeing-but you have to be patient and have a lot of time to see everything.
We bought combination tickets- for Madame Tussauds and the London Eye. In total we paid £34.50, so $50/ per person.
This was the cheapest option, which is why we recommend you to purchase the tickets online.
As for the London Eye-views are breathtaking. You can see all the gorgeous London.
One glass gondolce is for more than 40 people. The encirclement takes about half an hour.
Tickets for public transport are really expensive- single tube ride costs about £2.50. Buses are not cheaper, one-way ticket cost about £3. So if you have to travel a lot in London, consider buying a 24-hour ticket.
The public transport in London is perfect- you can get to almost anywhere by metro or bus.
To sum up: London sightseeing was awesome. We felt in love with this city. We didn’t feel that we are in a big metropolis. There are not many overwhelming, big, tall glass skyscrapers in London. The omnipresent medium-sized brick buildings are lovely and very cozy.
Disclosure: We want to thank Mayfair Service Apartments for complimentary stay. All opinions presented in this post are honest and our own.