That’s a great tip Rob and a really good point! So if you’re gonna be flying internationally across a few time zones and landing early in the morning at the airport, give yourself a break, don’t have anything crazy planned for the day, you do want to do things so that you motivate yourself to stay awake so you can get on london time, however don’t plan anything that you would be really upset that you didn’t really enjoy because you were just so tired. From London to airport use Gatwick Airport Shuttle Service
This city can be super overwhelming when you first get here and i think a lot of times that people, when they come to visit, get a little uncomfortable and they stick to things that they know so if they see like familiar restaurants or clothing brands, shops or stuff like that they end up only visiting and checking out those things as opposed to exploring beyond and seeing what london really has to offer. Especially if you’re, gonna be in very “touristy” areas like: Liccadilly circus, Leicester square, Trafalgar square, do your research ahead of time so that you know some really good places to eat, to have a drink or if you want to do any kind of attractions around there. On that note if you’re trying to find a good place to eat or to drink in one of these areas I don’t recommend relying on the trip advisor app.
Sometimes it can be helpful and i know it’s easy to go to when you’re in a pinch but I’ve had a look there and there are some really amazing food spots around these areas that don’t even crack the top 20 and there are some places that don’t really look nice at all that do and are frequented a lot by tourists because just they’re high up on trip advisor know that trip advisor the algorithms can be skewed it can be easily manipulated I mean I read an article the other day, about a woman who faked a restaurant in her shed in london and was able to get it to the number one spot for restaurants in london that people were calling her up asking to make reservations. My point is is that you’ll miss out on some amazing hidden gems here if you only stick with trip advisor recommendations.
So do your research, see if you can get some recommendations from local londoners who actually know good food spots around the area because they know the area really well and they live here, and yeah don’t get stuck in a tripadvisor trap. If you’re like: “Jess I feel so overwhelmed with trying to plan my first few days in london, oh my god, help me!”, then you need to have a look at my ‘3 day london’ itinerary, it’s a flexible non overwhelming plan for your first three days here. It combines some of the top things to do and see in london with a bunch of really great local hidden gem recommendations.
In a feedback survey, one of my itinerary users said: “I really liked how detailed the itinerary is, it’s full of so much information, I can’t wait to use it for my trip to london” in june 2018. Thank you so much and if you want to find out more about my ‘3-day london’ itinerary you can click the card that’s popping up here or the link down in the description. This video is part of a four part ‘3 days in london’ series that will help you with your first few days in london. To watch another video in this series click one of the videos that are popping up over here.