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Tips for Travelling to London

A short jump over the pond! Well that’s what Americans often hear ahead of their London trip. In reality, it’s just a journey across the Atlantic Ocean to reach London – a city rich in history and historical sites. It is not a city of towering structures. In fact, London is mostly remembered as motley of cultures and there is an array of several cultural sites that you must not miss to enrich your traveling experience. Rich in theatre tradition and full of music, London is a big draw with its plenty of shopping venues and as a busy trading centre.

Which places will you visit first while making a trip to London? Here are few tips on must-not-miss spots to make your London vacation more enriched and excellent.

London is the capital city of England and an epicenter of politics, trade and cultural activities. London has been a home to the most intellectual minds in every walk of art and culture. The bustling city has greeted poets, writers, scientists and musicians with open arms. A trip to London won’t be complete without a ‘walking tour’ of famous Bloomsbury neighborhood of Virginia Woolf. And there are so many like this. Search London guidebooks to get address and direction to embark on your cultural tour. Such a tour is completely different and may be the first of its kind in your life but I bet it will feel just superb.

Theatre is a part and parcel of London nightlife. A different show is played every night, whether it is at famous Globe theatre seated on the banks of the Thames or Queen’s Theatre. And there are Soho theatres staging some of the longest-playing shows in history. And you know what – tickets are cheap and easily available in one of several outlets in Leicester Square. Shows are scheduled in such a way that it would be convenient to most of the visitors.

Travelling to London

There is a remarkable variation in London’s architectural specimens. They exemplify historic British tradition on the surface with colonial and naval supremacy. A traditional London trip always includes tributes to kings, queens, wartime generals and influential British leaders. Different shades of history can be easily found. There are some architectures looking completely out of place and standing tall at the heart of the city whereas some properties were reduced to rubbles during the Blitz, with remainders witnessing gory battle fought long ago.

Visitors can access public transportation service. London tubes are very famous. You will find double-decker buses on London roads and these are popular to the residents and vacationers alike. If you are a shutterbug and fond of snapping photos of the city, take a tour of London in these buses. They are a low-cost mode of transportation.

If you consider social scenes, London has an unparalleled presence. It is always vivid with live music, restaurants, pubs and clubbing activities to titillate every mood of passion and preference. London nightlife is another attraction. Don’t miss it otherwise you will fail to hear the heartbeat of the city.

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Tips for Travelling with Kids on Airplane

Traveling with your kids on a tour by airplane can be difficult to say the least. The items required to ensure comfort and safety of your kids must be the prime consideration before you leave for the airport. And if you don’t bring a baby stroller, it could add to your dilemma while travelling with your kid by flight.

A baby stroller could be of great help in your case, especially if it involves a great deal of transporting and walking your kid. So you must check if you could take stroller with you on your way to destination.

Travelling with Kids on Airplanes

Here are a few simple tips when you are travelling with your toddler by flight.

The most important is to make an informed choice while you are travelling with your kid. Check with your airline whether they approve a baby stroller. Make sure to read through their policy in regards to carrying a stroller. This will figure it out if carrying a stroller will turn out to be a hassle for you during the trip.

Labeling stroller is important ahead of your trip. Choose side bars or handle bar with help of a paper label or permanent marker. Jot down your name, contact details, flight information, your kid’s name etc on the label.

Gets an alternative plan for the time being when you will have to leave the stroller in the trunk or outside. If your kid weighs within 20-30 lbs, a good option is to sling your baby or backpack it. If your kid can toddle, you may consider the idea of harnessing it among crowds and at strange places. If you don’t like the idea, carry your kid in lap. Ahead of your trip, you should start training them not to talk or go with unknown persons. Give them something to wear, which contains contact information in details.

If your stroller is counted with your luggage at check-in point, you will have to pay extra for that. However, all airlines don’t count baby stroller as an extra luggage,

At the checking point, a tag will be attached to your stroller whereas you will be given a corresponding receipt that you need to keep safe to get your stroller back.

Ask the attendant at the airport gate regarding where to collect your stroller on landing. According to the rules of most airlines, strollers are returned at the gate but it could be dispatched along with your other luggage.