This list of the best tips for traveling to London, will help you prepare a getaway to one of the most incredible cities in the world, which we are sure, will surprise you and like you equally.
Known for its multicultural neighborhoods and leisure and cultural activities 24 hours a day, London is perfect for relaxing in the manicured parks, looking for a bargain in the many markets, trying local and international cuisine, shopping in stores of all kinds , learn from its fantastic museums or visit all its most famous tourist attractions, among many other things.
Using the last two times we visited the city as a reference, the penultimate on a trip to London in 6 days and the last on a trip we stayed in for a month in the Notting Hill neighborhood, from where we wrote this travel guide to London, we have made a list of those that are for us, the 10 essential tips for traveling to London. We start!
1. What is the best time?
Although it's always a good time to travel to London, the best time is from May to September, when the weather is more pleasant and you can enjoy the maximum splendor of the parks. Keep in mind that rains in London are frequent during all months of the year and only the months of July and August offer more guarantees of not suffering them.
The winter months are short, cold and with abundant rainfall, which makes relatively inadvisable visit it if you don't want to spend many days visiting museums and covered enclosures, to protect yourself from bad weather.
Within winter, a good time to visit the city is at Christmas, when the streets are illuminated and the shop windows are decorated, creating a magnificent Christmas atmosphere.
2. Entry requirements and travel insurance
Pending the changes that Brexit can produce, the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the entry requirements to London are limited to carrying the ID or passport for Spanish and EU citizens. In any case if you think travel to London In the coming months, we recommend being aware of the news to know the new conditions to enter the United Kingdom, if Brexit is completed.
If you are from another country you can check the page of the British Embassy or the Foreign Ministry of your country to find out what are the mandatory documents and if you need a visa.
Another of the requirements to travel to London Very advisable, is to bring the European Health Card that allows you to have free medical assistance in public hospitals in the city.
If you do not have the card or want to go more covered for more exceptional situations such as repatriation, we recommend you to take the best possible travel insurance.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.
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