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United Kingdom

What can I expect from London?

Similar to the United States, the United Kingdom (UK) is composed of four nations namely: England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Unfortunately, the United Kingdom can get interchangeably used as a term for Great Britain, England, and other parts. However, do not let this confusion stop you from visiting the United Kingdom. 

The United Kingdom is an archipelago just sitting at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Although surrounded by water, some parts of the UK were described as rainy and sad, So, it was common knowledge that a lot of English people travel outside the UK to experience the radiating sun. But, it does not remove the fact that the United Kingdom is still a very exciting place to visit. Besides being the home of the famous royal family, it houses a ton of things for people to discover and experience.

Make sure to place the United Kingdom in your travel destination this 2020 and experience another adventurous year. 

Things to See and Do in London

  • Visit the London Eye

 One of the most famous landmarks in London, the London Eye is a staple for tourists to visit. An entrance fee can range from 22 to 30 euros. It is rather an expensive fee to pay, but if you wanted to visit the famous Ferris wheel up close and personal, then you may proceed. However, you may still appreciate the London Eye from a distance. 

  • Watch Shakespeare’s Play 

 What could make your visit to the UK perfect? Shakespeare’s play. For just 5 euros, you may avail of a ticket to watch a play in Shakespeare’s Globe. Be prepared to be amused and entertained through the performance of these local artists. 

  • Proceed and drink a butterbeer

If you are a fan of Harry Potter, then this next place is just for you. As a fan of these famous novels/movies, you may want to proceed with Leavesden Studios, where the majority of the Harry Potter scene was taken. Make sure that while you are there, you took a glass of butterbeer. 

  • Take a look at the Windsor Castle

The Windsor Castle is still the home of the royal family, especially Queen Elizabeth II. She enjoys most of her weekend in this enchanted castle. You may not encounter the queen face to face, at least you were able to see and admire the majestic fairytale-like castle. 

  • Fantasize your prince charming in Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Castle may be one of the prettiest castles that are still around. This castle is an iconic landmark in Scotland. Similar to the Windsor Castle, you may enter the castle with a paid admission. However, it will be worth it once you enter the gates of the castle. It’s like walking into a children’s playtime book. It is amazingly gorgeous and simply stunning. 

  • Take a snap of Big Ben

Another iconic landmark in London, Big Ben has been stealing snaps and photos from local and international tourists alike. Big Ben had been serving for multiple decades in London. Make sure to have at least one photo of Big Ben on your phone before leaving the country. 

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Typical Costs When Travelling

AccommodationThe average hotel accommodation in the United Kingdom would cost around 116 euros per night, which is good for two persons.

Food –  For food costs, a person may spend an average of 28 euros per day.

TransportationThe average local transportation cost in the United Kingdom would be 23 euros a day.   

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Suggested daily budgetIt is advised that a person must have at least 235 euros as a daily budget. This covers accommodation, food, snacks, and local transportation. It could cover some admission fees, but make sure you used your money on those places you wanted to go and not because they are famous vacation spots.

Money Saving Tips

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Before booking anything, check for online deals and discount coupons. A lot of these tourist areas have online sites where you can book your activities. So make sure you are getting the best deals.
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Find cheap restos and cafes. A lot of travelers underestimate the fact that there are a ton of restaurants that offer really good food for affordable prices. So make sure to hunt for these cheap eats.
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Purchase a heritage pass when you plan to visit Britain’s heritage sites. It is way cheaper purchasing the pass instead of purchasing individual tickets for each site.
  • As traveling becomes more accessible and convenient, almost anyone can travel from one point to another. Airline and hotel accommodations are more affordable than they were before. There are a lot of discounts, promos and group tours that encourage us

  • The world have more than enough to offer us awesome summer hot spots. However, why go outside the United States, when the country itself has more than a long list of Classic Summer Vacations to offer.

  • The United States of America is known as the “Land of the Free.” What makes the United States of America appealing to local and international tourists is the wide array of tourist spots, suitable to be visited during any seasons.

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