If it’s your first time to London and you are feeling a little bit nervous don’t worry I’m gonna tell you about the common problems and mistakes that people run into during their first few days here so that you don’t make them yourself! And I asked some of our community members in the ‘Local Guide to London’s’ Facebook group what they ran into when they first came to London, so they’ve helped me out with some of these answers. In London airport to any whre in london book cheap cab London,
The first one comes from Geneva, who said: “I tried to see so much in six days that I spent a lot of time going from one end of London to the other in one day… spending a lot of time on the tube or buses, instead of appropriately planning my days around the area I was in or nearby.” Geneva this is very common don’t worry a lot of people do this! When you’re planning out your itinerary for a day and you want to get between each of the things you want to do and see, use the ‘Citymapper’ app or you could use ‘Google Maps’ as well, to figure out how long is gonna take you to get in between each of the things you want to do.
Also, make sure that you adjust for the time that you’re going to be travelling, because it will likely take you longer during rush hour, so just adjust that in the map so it can give you a bit more of an accurate timing. The absolute best way to make sure you’re not spending a lot of time on public transportation each day in London is to pick one or two close by areas to explore. That way you can just walk to each of them and do your exploring that way, instead of having to hop on the tube or on a bus and spend loads of time on that every day. The next tip comes from John who said: “Our biggest mistake by far was not pacing ourselves.
On one hand, we saw a ton of sights. However, we were exhausted by the time we hit Paris. Pace you, London ain’t going anywhere!” I’m always telling you guys not to over plan your visit here. I get it there’s so many amazing things you want to make sure you do and see and you only have a limited amount of time, but i’m telling you if you’re dealing with jetlag, if you’re on public transportation all the time, that’s gonna wear you out if you’re doing lots of miles of walking you’re gonna be really tired and that’s not gonna be so enjoyable don’t forget this is your vacation and you want to have a good time and be relaxed and not exhausted.
Another reason i say not to over plan is you want to make sure you leave time for things that you discover once you arrive. You might be walking around, one day and see a museum that you’d actually like to spend a couple of hours in or a shop that you want to go check out… but if you’ve over planned your visit and you have to get from place to place pretty quickly, you won’t have any time to find these little hidden gems that you’ve discovered along the way and in my opinion those are some of the best parts of London! So give yourself a chance to experience some of these great moments. By the way, this video is part of my three days in London series which will help you to have a great first 72 hours in London and it’s to celebrate my new “Three days in London Itinerary”, I’ll tell you more about that towards the end of the video! Okay Rob said: “For me a planned activity on the first day was a mistake. After a red-eye flight in economy and a 7 am arrival at Heathrow, it was a bit rough. Better to just explore the first day and play it by ear.”