For more than a hundred years, London was the de facto capital of the world, a grand city built on a tiny little island off the coast of Europe. While it might not have the same stature it did during its imperialist days, London is still a beautiful city that effortlessly blends fast-paced modernity with a venerable old school charm. The food is awesome, the people are friendly, and there’s more to see and do than one could actually get to in one lifetime. Of course, that innate complexity also makes London a city that an average tourist should be wary of. If you want to enjoy the best parts of London and skip the worst, here are some tips to make the most of your trip to the city.
1. Don’t Try to See Everything
London is massive. What’s more, it’s got hundreds of years of history brimming from nearly every inch of every city street. In other words, don’t try to see everything of historical (or modern) relevance. Make sure that you plan for one or two attractions each day and then give yourself some time to travel leisurely between each. This will allow you to take your time and really experience every aspect of one of the world’s most awe-inspiring cities.