If you're considering going to London for the first time ever, then you've come to the right place. London was the first trip I had ever planned "across the pond" and I was a little overwhelmed while doing so. But lucky for you, you don't have to be! In this post I'll cover where you should stay, what you should do and even tips for transportation! Buckle up, here we go!
My husband and I wanted to do something really special for our one year wedding anniversary, so we decided to pack our bags and head over to the other side of the world. We booked our flights using my favorite website ever, Skyscanner, and we were off! Our first stop was London and boy am I glad that it was! I personally feel like London is the best choice for a first trip because it was basically like the States except better! Everyone there was so kind and willing to help us when we looked lost and the public transportation was so, so easy and also surprisingly clean!
When looking for a hotel to book, I was completely lost. Having never been there before, I didn't know what cities to stay in or even what cities to stay away from. This is where my handy dandy Trip Advisor account comes in. With them, I was able to look up hotels and reviews to obtain all the information that I needed. We ended up booking a hotel in Canary Wharf and OMG am I glad we did! Canary Wharf is the business district of London and was just a short metro ride into the city. It had such incredible things to do nearby and some yummy looking places to eat as well. The hotel we stayed at was called Point A Hotel in Canary Wharf. It was definitely a smaller room than what we were used to here in the US, but it was exactly what we needed for our two day stay. There was a beautiful movie theater just in front of the hotel where we were able to watch Wonder Woman, beware though, candy and snacks outside of America taste different. Not a bad different, just, a healthier different.
There are so many great things to do in London that when planning our trip, it was easy to get overwhelmed with all of the options. Because we only had two days there, we wanted to make the most of our time by seeing all of the well known sites, such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, etc. Be sure to be on the look out for my Two Day Itinerary for London which will be out soon! Until then, I hope that this has encouraged you to go visit London. And if you've already been, how was it for you on your first visit? I'd love to hear all about it!