With nearly 27 million visitors a year, London is one of the best tourist attractions in the world. This intense city, cosmopolitan but also full of history was created 2000 years ago by the Romans. Since then, it has become the capital of the British Empire, then the capital of Great Britain. With a population of nearly 7.5 million, London is packed with unparalleled sights such as the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace or the Tower of London.
Crossing the Thames, London occupies an area of nearly 1579 square kilometers, making it one of the largest metropolises in the world. Fortunately, London has the oldest metro in the world that serves almost the entire city since 1933.
London is also a must-see cultural capital with punk rock, miniskirt and Young British Artists. Rich in art galleries like the Saatchi Gallery, museums such as the British Museum or venues like the Royal Albert Hall, London is a city where boredom is not known.
London train stations
Since the railways have all been privatized, there are several companies serving the railways, like the Silverlink and Thameslink.
The Silverlink connects Richmond to the South West with North Woolwich to the South West via Kew, West Hampstead, Camden Rd, Highbury & Islington and Stratford stations.
Thameslink runs from Elephant & Castle and London Bridge south through The City to King’s Cross even to Luton. Most of these lines are connected to the metro and you can use your Oyster card.
Budget accommodation in London
London is known to be one of the most expensive cities in the world, so of course you will need to plan a budget if you want to enjoy all that the city has to offer.
Stay in a house in London
First step, before leaving, find a place to sleep. If you are lucky enough to have friends living in London, have them invite you. Otherwise, you can also opt for surfcouching services like Bedicasa, couchsurfing.org or wimdu.fr these services offers you to stay free or very cheap homestay.
Otherwise, you still have the Youth Hostel or YMCA option (yha.org.uk) with prices starting at £ 25 a night. The Hostel network in London is quite extensive and you can find accommodation anywhere in London.
As a last resort and if you prefer to have your comfort, you have the hotel. The hotel rooms in London are legion and their prices range from £ 60 to £ 120 at night for a classic hotel.