If you have a question about London, I’ve probably covered it here. I update this regularly so check back as you have more questions.
If you have specific questions for your trip that you can’t find answers to here, book a London Trip Planning Consultation with me and we can talk through your questions and problems over the phone.
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.
“How do I get from the airport to my hotel?”
I cover this in my free London 101 Guide.
“Do kids need an Oyster Card?”
This Visit London guide explains in simple terms what kids need to travel in London.
“Can more than one person use an Oyster Card?”
Nope, every person needs their own card.
“How much money do I need to add to my Oyster Card?”
Start with £5 per day and you can always add more if needed.
Accommodation/Where to Stay in London
I cover a ton of information about choosing accommodation in London in multiple videos and articles:
Important Things to Know Before Booking a London Hotel
Mistakes You’ll Make When Booking a London Hotel that Will Cost You Money
Hotel booking resources:
Get 10% back when using Booking.com (for anywhere in the world)
“I booked a hotel in [area], is it a good hotel/good area?”
The resources mentioned above talk about the areas that I recommend most. If you’d like me to analyse your situation and tell you if the hotel is good for you or not, book a London Trip Planning Consultation.
“Do you have any Airbnbs that you recommend?”
Not personally as I have never stayed in any in London that I would recommend.
“This is my situation… can you recommend a hotel that will work for us?”
Use the resources linked above, and if you plan to get the 3-Day London Itinerary, choose the bundle that includes the London Hotel Guide for more thorough recommendations. Finally, if you still need help, book a London Trip Planning Consultation.
Weather in London
“What’s the weather going to be like in London when I visit?”
Sadly, I’m not a weatherperson. Watch this video about weather in London to find out how to figure out and plan for the weather for your trip.
Packing for London
These videos will help with what to pack and what to wear in London:
For a printable packing list for the season you’re visiting, and a complete guide to packing for London, get my London Packing Guide.
London with kids
“Do you have any recommendations for what to do in London with my kids?”
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.
“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. It covers the major sites of the city and saves you the hours it usually takes someone to research and create their own itinerary.
“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 a curated list in my 3-Day London Itinerary.
You can also browse this site and my Youtube channel for other food recommendations. For example, if you’re vegan, here’s a video about vegan food spots.
“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 have tips for living in/moving to London?”
I’ve got some videos about my tips and experiences moving to and living in London as an American 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 have a very specific situation so I can’t help with immigration stuff, sorry! Please contact an immigration lawyer for help.
“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.
“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. Watch this video to find out about your options for traveling outside of London.
Here’s my list of easy day trips you can take from London if you’re in London for a week or more.
“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, and here’s my video about where to go vintage shopping…
“What is there to do in London in the winter?”
Watch my Winter in London playlist.
“What London tours do you recommend?”
“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, or you can book yourself in for a London Trip Planning Consultation and I can talk you through your itinerary.
“What should I do about getting cash for my trip?”
Watch this video about how to get and spend money in London.