London 1 Week March 2013
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 10, 2012 12:21 PM Last Post By: richardmc
Oct 7, 2012 1:43 AM
London 1 Week March 2013Hey guys
I'm going to be in London on the 6th of March for a week next year, and am just wanting some advice about what to see and do.
What are the main things I should see in that week? And should I just stay in London or are there places close by that are also worth seeing? I'm a 20 yr old coming over from New Zealand to work for 2 years so I will have plenty of time to see the rest of England anyway (not sure where I'll be living yet).
My flight gets in at 5:20am, is there somewhere close to the airport that I can stay at (that is also cheap) that will let me in at this time? And does anyone have any hostels that they suggest staying in for the rest of my stay?
This will be my first time overseas by myself, if I'm staying in hostels will I meet people to go out partying with? Not really sure how the whole hostel situation works.
I'm sure I can find this all online but I have no idea where to start, so hoping that all of you experienced travelers can help me out!
Edited by: hayleypike93
Oct 7, 2012 2:01 AM
1Best thing to do is look at the FAQ's on here, or put "what to do and see in London" in the (search all forums) bit. By asking such an open question all your gonna get is posters own opinions which may be a million miles from what you like... As I said, do a bit of research and then come back with specific querys...
Oct 7, 2012 4:46 AM
2Do check and tell us which airport you'll be arriving at. We have five - or is it six,now - or seven? And a choice of transport from any/all of them, with speed, ultimate destination, or budget considerations to be taken into account.
You're better off coming straight into the central area from the airport, though. Most of the places out near the airports are for people in transit and their prices are higher than in central London,
By the time you've cleared immigration, collected your bag/s, and travelled in, you won't have long to wait for a bed.
Oct 7, 2012 1:37 PM
3Op is coming from New Zealand, pretty sure the airport will be Heathrow.
If it was me, I wouldn't stay anywhere near the airport from my recent research just as easy to travel into London and get yourself settled. Unless you pay for that night you won't get a room early morning, you will at most places be able to leave your luggage and go exploring to come back later to your room.
I would decide on where you are staying, go there first thing, check in and leave luggage. Then go out and get yourself on a hop on hop off bus and do the circuit. Familiarise yourself with the place while sightseeing and resting a bit. In the meantime, get an idea of where things are in proximity as to where you will be staying. Make a list of the things you would like to see and do while you are looking for work/permanent accommodation.
Have fun and enjoy
Oct 9, 2012 3:14 AM
4If your flight gets in at 5:20, it's going to be at least 8 before you reach central London. I'd leave your bag at a hostel (The Generator, already mentioned, is good unless you're obsessed by privacy and quiet), go for breakfast somewhere and try to stay awake as long as you can - at least don't nap until the afternoon. That helps your body clock adjust itself to British time.
Oct 10, 2012 12:21 PM
Get the train straight in to Hammersmith. and stay at the http://www.templelodgeclub.com/. this is a good start and is only 25 minutes from Heathrow. Then your best bet is either to stay here for the duration or jump to another right in the centre, but hammersmith is a good spot. as it is only 10 minutes on the underground until you hit the centre. try see a west end show like we will rock you or les miserables.
all the best with your travels
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