FAQs From London Visitors

If you have a question about London, I’ve probably covered it here.

Recommendations for Your London Trip

“What do you recommend to do while we’re in London?”

My 3-Day London Itinerary is a great start for anyone visiting for the first time. There is also of course tons of info on my website and Youtube channel. Finally, if you’d like bespoke recommendations based on your interests and situation, please book a London Trip Planning Call.

“What are your recommendations for where to eat in London?”

Because there are thousands of restaurants in London, and everyone’s situation and tastes are different, I’ve put all of my top local-approved food recommendations in my 3-Day London Itinerary.

“Do you know of someone who can take some nice photos of me in London?”

Sure do. Check out my London Photo Sessions.

“Do you recommend a day trip to [city]?”

My personal opinion is that there’s so much to do in London (especially if you get off the tourist trail) that you don’t need to do a day trip. If you really want to, go for it, but I’d recommend skipping the tours that take you to a million places in one day and instead just choose one spot and take the train there on your own.

This article gives you some recommendations for where to day trip outside of London.

“Which West End shows do you recommend?”

I personally love the Lion King, Five Guys Named Moe, Billy Elliot (no longer on), and my favourite is The Book of Mormon.

“Where should I go shopping in London?”

Here’s a list of some of the city’s most famous shopping areas.

“What is there to do in London in the winter?”

Watch my Winter in London playlist.

“What London tours do you recommend?”

I’m very picky when it comes to recommending tours to you. Here’s my list of my favourite tours that I think you’ll like and find are good value.

“Can I hire you as a tour guide?”

I’m not sure I’d be a very good one, but thanks for asking 🙂

“If I send you my itinerary, can you look at it and give me some feedback?”

I’m afraid there aren’t enough hours in the day, that’s why I made my 3-Day London Itinerary. Alternatively you can schedule a London Trip Planning Call and I will talk through your plan with you.

“Which afternoon teas do you recommend?”

Here’s a list of unique and quirky afternoon teas around London. To see which ones have the Love and London seal of approval, reference the 3-Day London Itinerary.

“Can you tell me what special events will be happening when I’m visiting?”

This video playlist has a list of videos covering special events for each month of the year.

Logistics

“What’s the weather going to be like when I’m in London?”

While I appreciate you thinking I’m powerful enough to predict weather, I cannot, especially the varying British weather.

Watch this video about how to figure out the weather for your visit.

“What should I pack for my trip to London?

Here’s my video about what to pack when visiting London.

Here’s what you shouldn’t FORGET to pack.

“What’s the tipping etiquette in London?”

I cover that in this video.

“What’s the best way to get pounds (£) for my trip?”

This video tells you everything you need to know about getting cash and spending your money in London.

Living in London

“Do you have tips for living in/moving to London?”

I’ve got some videos about my tips and experiences moving to and living in London in this video playlist.

“How are you able to live and work in the UK? What are the immigration laws like? How can I get a job there?”

I can’t help with immigration questions. You’ll need to speak to a lawyer for help.

London with Kids

Love and London’s content is created for adults, but I have some resources for families.

If you’ve got young kids, this video with a London mum will give you some good tips.

London is very kid friendly, so don’t feel like you can’t do anything (especially during the day) because you’ve got kids of any age. You know your kids best so you’ll have to take my various recommendations across my channels and paid guides and use your parental instinct as to what they’ll enjoy the most 🙂

I’ve also put together a “London with Kids” Pinterest board that should help too.

Getting Around London

“Do I need to get an Oyster Card? How does it work?”

Watch my video all about Oyster Cards.

“How does London transportation work?”

This video playlist covers pretty much everything you need to know about public transport in London.

“Should I get a London Pass?”

It totally depends. This video breaks down the pros and cons so you can decide for yourself.

Also check out my breakdown of the London Explorer Pass, as that might be a better option for you.

“How do I get from the airport to my hotel?”

I cover this in my free London 101 Guide.

Accommodation/Where to Stay in London

“Which area do you recommend that I stay in in London?”

If you would like me to give you specific area and hotel recommendations based on your needs, please book a London Trip Planning Call.

Alternatively, here are my free resources…

Great Areas to Stay in London Near the Attractions

Great Areas to Stay in London for Local Vibes

8 Stylish Hotels in London for Under £150/Night

Six Websites You Can Book London Holiday Apartments On (Not Just AirBnb)

“Is [area] safe to stay in?”

I don’t comment on safety because it means something different for everyone. If you’d like me to consider your situation and give you a recommendation, book a London Trip Planning Call.

“Do you have any tips for getting deals on accommodation?”

Use these codes when booking:

Get 10% back when using Booking.com (for anywhere in the world)

Get up to $33 off your first booking with Airbnb