How first-time travellers can enjoy the vibrant English capital like a true Londoner

Travellers heading to London will adore being on the tourist trail and seeing its most famous sights including Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. There are numerous places that Londoners head to that should be on any visitor’s itinerary. For instance a football match is a terrific way to have fun at a superb stadium and enjoy a game with thousands of other excited fans. Travellers can also head to a sports bar to watch a match and if visitors want to head back on the tourist trail they can have an official tour at one of the capital’s stadiums.

There are amazing opportunities to shop in London but travellers often head to retail spots such as Oxford Street and the designer stores of Knightsbridge. Travellers should also go to the city’s vintage shops that include Beyond Retro, in Bethnal Green, and Rokit in Covent Garden. There are also numerous markets in London including the famous Columbia Road Flower Market, in east London, which offers beautiful blooms and cute shops on a Sunday. Portobello Road Market, in Notting Hill, is also a fantastic place that has vintage clothes, antiques and books. This is a great market to head to for its top cafes and restaurants.

Travellers heading to London for the first time should choose a central London residence to stay during their trip. There are many top hotels in baker street that tourists can try out that offer luxury rooms and suites. A great choice is the Park Avenue Baker Street Hotel found near Regent’s Park. Its superb air-conditioned rooms have many modern amenities including a flatscreen television and Wi-Fi internet. The residence’s double and club rooms are great as they have a fridge, microwave and chilled mineral water available on arrival. There are a range of room sizes including double, club and easy access that include a private en-suite bathroom. Tourists will feel right at home when they stay at this superb hotel.

London also has lots of parks that are perfect for having a wander or cycling through to admire the stunning views. They are ideal places to head for a picnic, playing sports or taking a magazine or book. Museums are definitely something that will be on the list of places to visit in the capital. Tourists can head to cultural venues in the evenings as there are many that open late. The British Library and the Victoria and Albert Museum are a couple of destinations that have weekly events on in the evenings for visitors to enjoy.

Eating out in London is a lot of fun and tourists will enjoy discovering the many cuisines on offer. What travellers should try out is a traditional Sunday lunch at an authentic English pub, or venture to a posh establishment to have some afternoon tea. There are many excellent independent book shops in the capital that are worth visiting including Foyles and Daunt. There are other smaller bookshops that tourists should definitely visit if they come across one on their travels. This exciting city is also just a fantastic place to have a wander around on foot to discover the many treats and unique places the capital has to offer.

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