LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 29: A red telephone box outside the V&A in Kensington on August 29, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Christo - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Enjoy A Fun Trip To London With These Essential Travel Hacks
If you want to experience London sans the masses without breaking the bank, the shoulder season is definitely one of the best times to visit.
Shoulder Season
London's shoulder season is from September to mid-October and around March to mid-May. The weather tends to be more amenable, and things are often more affordable.
Though staying in the center of London can be a little pricier, it is well worth the extra money, as you are closer to all the fun and entertainment.
Central London
Smart casual layers will work for almost any kind of London weather. People tend to dress well here, so make sure you have the proper attire for nights out on the town.
Waterproof windbreakers and scarves are always a must in the U.K., as is a pair of comfy, ideally waterproof shoes that will ensure you can go the extra mile if need be.
A light shower can happen at any time in London, so bring a raincoat and umbrella or plan an alternative activity such as a museum day in case of a downpour.
Prepare For Rain
An Oyster card is a convenient smartcard that allows you to pay for buses, the Tube, trams, the National Rail, and the River Bus quickly and effortlessly.
Oyster Card
Available in various amounts, travelers can order these handy cards before their trip and receive them at home. You won't have to waste time waiting in line to purchase a ticket.