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London Quick Guide


Four red telephone boothsLondon is the home of fashion, finance and Prince George! It is also one of the most visited capitals in the world with more than 26 million tourists passing through each year.

Getting Around

Although London is rather spread out, the centre of London where most of the tourist attractions are located is fairly small. It is also extremely well serviced by local transport. The London Underground runs an extensive service across Greater London. If you are visiting London it might be a good idea to download the London Tube Map app, using your roaming sim card to find your way around its 270 stations. There is also a very efficient and inexpensive bus service linking much of central London, information for which can be found here. But a trip to London would be incomplete without a journey in a black cab, which you can hail in the street or book using Hailo app thanks to your international sim card.

Where to Stay

Highly visited by tourists all year round, London offers a wide array of accommodation options to choose from. There is something for every taste, and every budget. One of the ways to choose housing is to use highly popular websites, such as Booking or Airbnb, or to use a TripAdvisor app. It is suggested to have an international sim card with you upon arrival as often you need to call the hotels if you flight is delayed, or if you have arrived before the reception desk is open, etc. When choosing an international sim card, consider TravelSim’s international travel card that has very low prices on roaming charges, allowing you to save up to 85% on international phone calls. TravelSim’s prepaid sim card can be ordered online and will be delivered to your location in mere days.

Where to Eat

There are restaurants, bars and cafes everywhere on every street corner in London, offering a huge range of cuisine choices. You can literally sample every cuisine under the sun in London. If you can splurge on a spectacular meal when in London, for the best restaurant recommendations try the Michelin Guidel or the reputable Time Out Guide to London.

What to Do

London is full of museums, galleries, theatres and some of the best shops on the planet. For high street shopping head to the famous Oxford Street, which stretches for longer than a mile. For more exclusive boutiques try Bond Street or Knightsbridge, where you will find the famous Harrods store.