When winter feels like it’s going on forever, you probably start daydreaming about summer.
And summer vacations.
Even if you don’t take time out for the rest of the year (and you should), a summer vacation is a must.
After a long winter, the thought of the dreary weather in England might not be appealing. But there are tons of reasons to spend your summer vacation in London, the capital of the UK.
There’s history, art, music and culture to explore, and much of it, you can do without paying a penny. Here are fantastic reasons to choose London for your next trip.
London can be a somewhat expensive place to stay, depending on how you choose to vacation.
Even if you pay a lot for accommodation or food, you can make up for it with all the free activities available. Many museums and galleries are free to enter, and you only have to pay to see special exhibits (although donations are always welcome).
Discover Egyptian mummies at the British Museum, dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum and fun experiments at the Science Museum. Or if art’s more your thing, visit the Tate Modern, the National Gallery and many more.
Plus, there are parks, libraries, markets and theaters to explore for free.
Plenty of Accommodation Options
London hotels can seem expensive compared to other destinations.
Fortunately, there are lots of options to help you keep your budget down. From holiday apartments in London to hostels and budget hotels, you’re sure to find something that suits your price range.
Of course, if you have more money to spend, you could choose a beautiful boutique hotel or one of London’s oldest, such as The Savoy.
Experience a Number of Cultures
London is a multicultural city, which means there are lots of cultures to explore in just one place – especially if you like food. Enjoy a curry on Brick Lane or try traditional fish and chips. Or perhaps check out the eclectic One New Exchange Food Market, where you’ll find cuisine from across the globe.
Traditional Pomp and Circumstance
If there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss in London, it’s all the tradition and charm that comes with a country with such a long history.
You can visit places like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London any day of the year, but in summer you must experience the Trooping the Color. This parade on June 14 celebrates the Queen’s official birthday (not her actual birthday, which is in April). It’s a spectacle not to be missed if you’re in the area.
The Weather’s Not as Bad as You Think
You might think of London summers as wet and dreary, but they’re not always like that. They can be hit and miss, but when the sun is shining, you can enjoy beautiful weather in the capital.
If you haven’t decided where you’re going on your summer vacation, a trip to London, England might be perfect for you. Choose this vibrant city for plenty of culture, food, history, and art.
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