The Perfect Start to a Backpacking Break: London, England
Another idea to cut off some of the expenses is to save on accommodations. A great way for backpackers in general is to “couchsurf”. While couchsurfing, you stay on another person’s couch for the time of your stay in the city, for free. Just help them out with food or drinks and they will be happy to be your host.
5 Things Not to Miss in London…
There are so many gorgeous places in London that many decide to write a whole book about them. Here are five tips on what you should definitely see and do while in London.
1. The Changing of the Guard
A trip to London wouldn’t be completely satisfying without watching this spectacle. In the summer you can see this every day at 11.30 am at Buckingham Palace. So this is a great way of combining the guard change, which you can also see at St. James Palace, and having a look at the famous Buckingham Palace.
2. The Portobello Road Market
This market is actually many markets rolled into one, so take your time to see everything and check out the offers there. This market in Notting Hill is also a place to see and be seen – keep that in mind while wandering along.
3. Hopping onto an open bus tour
This is the first thing a London traveller should do to get a slight overview over the main sights and the city in general.
4. The London Eye
Built in 2000, this huge observation wheel is the newest landmark in London. If you want to take a peek of the city from the air, the London eye is the place to be.
5. Shopping at Harrods
You might not be be able to buy something from the world famous luxury department store, but it’s worth going just to walk around, it’s like a small town! This is just one of the ways you can indulge yourself in London but it is a traditional and interesting one. What a shame that there are no vouchers available for Harrods!