Navigating the city in a few days
I've decided to end my five month hiatus by talking about one of my new favorite cities, London, baby! These past five months have included a number of trips, but London has been my favorite so far. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed simply walking through the streets of downtown London for a quick weekend trip. I have to admit, after living in Spain for so long, it was a nice break to hear English everywhere around me... even if I struggled to understand a taxi driver or two! If you're only visiting London for a few days like I did, then here are your must do's to navigate the city - 

First, Figure Out The Underground Metro British Style: The Tube

In an expensive city like London, figuring out the public transportation system can save you a lot of time and money. Compared to the Paris Metro, London's Tube is fairly clean and easy to navigate. Not quite as cheap as Madrid's Metro, the Tube still offers fares that are lower than taking a taxi everywhere... even though I did use a taxi once or twice for quick trips. Figure out where you need to go and the Metro stations close to your destinations before leaving your wifi, it will save you a lot of stress!



Make All The Tourist Stops

Despite being the largest city in Europe, London's cites are fairly close to one another, which makes checking each one off your list easy. Big Big, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, London Bridge, etc. are all grouped together in the City Center. Be an extra tourist and take a picture posing with a red telephone booth, I highly recommend it despite having to stand in line to get an Instagram worthy shot. 


Visit Soho 

My favorite neighborhood in London is, by far, Soho. This is the place to find the perfect cafe, restaurant or bar. Trendy and full of pop up shops, it's also a great place to simply walk around and find cool places during the day. Be Soho on a weekend night and you'll find the streets filled with 20 somethings drinking beers outside of trendy bars, so if you're into that, head on over. 



Walk Down Oxford Street

Oxford street is busy and crowded, but it's where you'll find all the best stores if shopping is what you're after in London. Every big name store you can think of is right on Oxford street, making it easy to be a one stop shop. 


Only having one full day in London myself, I felt like I was able to see a fair amount of the city before returning home to Madrid, though a quick weekend simply isn't enough in my opinion. I fully plan on returning to London sometime soon to see much more of this awesome city! Pro tip: don't speak with a British accent while around British people, I know it's hard.. but they're not a huge fan of it. 


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A Quick Weekend in London

Navigating the city in a few days
I've decided to end my five month hiatus by talking about one of my new favorite cities, London, baby! These past five months have included a number of trips, but London has been my favorite so far. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed simply walking through the streets of downtown London for a quick weekend trip. I have to admit, after living in Spain for so long, it was a nice break to hear English everywhere around me... even if I struggled to understand a taxi driver or two! If you're only visiting London for a few days like I did, then here are your must do's to navigate the city - 

First, Figure Out The Underground Metro British Style: The Tube

In an expensive city like London, figuring out the public transportation system can save you a lot of time and money. Compared to the Paris Metro, London's Tube is fairly clean and easy to navigate. Not quite as cheap as Madrid's Metro, the Tube still offers fares that are lower than taking a taxi everywhere... even though I did use a taxi once or twice for quick trips. Figure out where you need to go and the Metro stations close to your destinations before leaving your wifi, it will save you a lot of stress!



Make All The Tourist Stops

Despite being the largest city in Europe, London's cites are fairly close to one another, which makes checking each one off your list easy. Big Big, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, London Bridge, etc. are all grouped together in the City Center. Be an extra tourist and take a picture posing with a red telephone booth, I highly recommend it despite having to stand in line to get an Instagram worthy shot. 


Visit Soho 

My favorite neighborhood in London is, by far, Soho. This is the place to find the perfect cafe, restaurant or bar. Trendy and full of pop up shops, it's also a great place to simply walk around and find cool places during the day. Be Soho on a weekend night and you'll find the streets filled with 20 somethings drinking beers outside of trendy bars, so if you're into that, head on over. 



Walk Down Oxford Street

Oxford street is busy and crowded, but it's where you'll find all the best stores if shopping is what you're after in London. Every big name store you can think of is right on Oxford street, making it easy to be a one stop shop. 


Only having one full day in London myself, I felt like I was able to see a fair amount of the city before returning home to Madrid, though a quick weekend simply isn't enough in my opinion. I fully plan on returning to London sometime soon to see much more of this awesome city! Pro tip: don't speak with a British accent while around British people, I know it's hard.. but they're not a huge fan of it. 


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