Cheap accommodation london

Did you know that the Big Ben clock tower in London has its time adjusted every year with an old British coin? If the clock is going too fast, a penny is added to the pendulum — if the clock is going too slow, one is taken out.

Last year, I was lucky enough to visit London for a week, and it was one of my favorite European adventures. From visiting Buckingham Palace to drinking tea next to the River Thames, each day was a whirlwind of activity. Here are three top tips I would give to anyone planning on visiting the area.

1. Try Out a Walking Tour

Sure, you could do the hop-on, hop-off tour. But does that really give you a feel for a city, or just make it really easy to get all your photos at once? London has a rich and long history and it’s worth soaking up as much as you can. For the not-easily-spooked, I would personally recommend checking out one of the Jack the Ripper tours. Jack the Ripper was a London serial killer who stalked the streets back in 1888, and his identity was never discovered. Though I haven’t experienced it, I’ve heard that the London Harry Potter tour is worth a see as well.

2. Find Cheap Hotel Prices Online Before You Go

You could say that I booked my trip a bit last minute. For this reason, I learned the hard way that cheap hotels in London exist, but should be researched ahead of time. I might laugh about it now, but arriving one night to find a woman in my room after the place “lost” my reservation was certainly a London hotels experience not worth repeating! Pay attention to whether cheap hotel prices include important amenities like towels, computer access, TV, and options for breakfast. If you’re located close to a tube station, that will be a big plus as well.

3. Camden Town

Near the city’s center and accessible via the Northern tube line, Camden Town is a must-see artistic and bohemian haven for any visitor. The area is an eclectic mix of everything from dress stores to underground piercing studios, with everything in between. A series of semi-permanent stalls line the streets and fill converted warehouses. If you get the chance, visit the Dandelion Cafe; their Monmouth coffee is worth the visit.

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