We know how overwhelming planning a trip to London can be – but with this website, Facebook group, UK & London Travel Planning podcast and advice based on years of exploring the UK we aim to make it a lot easier.
In addition, we also recommend using the following sites and companies (we do!) included in this list of London Travel Resources.
London Travel Guide & Itinerary Planner Ebook (+ 4 BONUS ebooks)
I choose booking.com for the majority of my accommodation books and have used them for years.
They have a wide range of accommodation options available including hotels, apartments and guesthouses.
Many offer free cancellation up to 24 hours before. This is something I recommend and have found invaluable recently. It also enables some flexibility of planning.
I find their prices competitive too and their reviews and ratings useful tools when choosing my accommodation.
If you prefer holiday accommodation with more space, privacy or freedom than a hotel may offer we recommend booking a
VRBO have over 2 million properties all over the world including lots of fabulous properties to choose from in London!
ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS, TICKETS & TOURS
GET YOUR GUIDE
A company that we regularly use ourselves you will find many of the tours and activities on this site are from Get Your Guide. With Get Your Guide you can read reviews by others who have taken the tour too so you can decide the best options.
Get Your Guide also has a generous free cancellation policy where most bookings can be cancelled for a full refund up to 24 hours before (ensure to check t’s&c’s)
As with Get Your Guide Viator is a tour aggregator with a wide selection of tours, tickets and experiences from which to choose.
Viator also offer generous cancellation options.
SCALENS STUDIO – LONDON PHOTOSHOOT
Book a professional photographer for a photoshoot in London and take home some fantastic memories of your vacation.
Book a photoshoot with Scalens Studio here – use the code UKTP10 and get 10 extra images for free!
TOURS BY LOCALS
The guides on ToursByLocals provide private tours tailored to your needs. Although not the most budget-friendly option these are the creme de la creme of tours for those who want to experience something a little special.
Guides are locals with superb insight and knowledge about their areas and tours can be tailor-made for your needs and interests.
Click here to choose a guide with ToursByLocals
Formerly Walks of Italy they offer some excellent small group tours around London.
As they say, their “London tours offer skip-the-line tickets to some of the city’s top sights. With full-day sightseeing packages and special access to the Houses of Parliament or the British Museum, you won’t be stuck for great things to do around the city.”
We have enjoyed many tours with Walks (in London and Paris)
Liv Tours motto is that they craft tours and you live them. Offering private and small group tours in London (and other European destinations) their sustainable tours range from food tours of Borough Market to tours for Harry Potter fans and more!
Liv Tours employs local guides who will “take you inside the fascinating history of Europe’s most cosmopolitan city.”
One of the most popular activities for visitors to London is to go to the theatre. Whether you are staying in the Covent Garden – West End area or have chosen another area of London for your stay you won’t be too far from one of London’s famous theatres.
Click here for our complete guide to London theatre
Don’t forget travel insurance. It is an essential part of our trip budget and we never travel anywhere in the world without it.
Ensure that health costs are covered (and emergency repatriation to your country of origin) if you are ill or have an accident while in the UK.
Due to recent world events, I would recommend checking your policy for coverage related to Covid-19.
Ensure you read all the terms and conditions of your coverage prior to purchase.
More London Travel Resources coming soon!