London is one of the most vibrant, beautiful, and happening cities in the world. There will be hardly any person who does not love to visit this magnificent destination. However, there are certain things that you must consider while exploring this amazing city for the first time. Or say; there are certain things that you must not do while traveling around the English capital city. Most of these ‘no-nos’ are associated with the transportation system here. Hence, most travelers would have already read about the same in many website blogs and portals. Some of the other important things that you must keep in mind while going on your maiden London tour are listed below.
Never fall for tourist traps
London is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world and hence, you can expect a number of tourist traps here. Most of these traps are likely to break your bank and ruin your whole trip. It is to be noted that most of the high-end attractions in the English capital city such as the London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, etc., are overrated, crowded, and expensive. Rather, consider city walking tours to imbue the incredible charisma of the city.
Plus, there are many museums and national monuments in the city that you can explore without spending a penny. Similarly, if you love to enjoy the panoramic sight of the city, the first option that may pop into your mind will be the London Eye or the Shard. However, it is recommended to pay a visit to the London Sky Garden instead; this alternative is sure to give you almost similar bird’s eye view of the London skyline but at an affordable rate. This way, you can make your maiden London tour a cheap and exciting affair.
Never enrage Londoners
Every nook and cranny of London is so impressive that you will yearn to capture all those sights. Of course, you are likely to stop in front of almost every architecture, hotel, residence, and whatnot in the city to capture that breathtakingly beautiful spot and seal the moment. However, congregating at a place and blocking the way is one of the easiest ways to enrage a Londoner.
Note that Londoners tend to lead a busy lifestyle and will be always in a rush. So, if you block their way, you are likely to get some unpleasing stares from them. So, always make sure that you are not blocking anyone’s way while trying to click a photo or do any task. Furthermore, British people are not so good at mingling with others. In fact, they always try to avoid eye contact. So, it is better not tostare or smile at them when in the metro or any other public places.