Insider’s Guide To The UK – COCOGLAMCHIC
[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ello lovelies! I hope you had a fantastic weekend because i did. On this ground, I’ll be sharing this exciting post with you. An insider’s guide to the UK. I’m sure by now, most people think I travel a lot, but the only place I have traveled out of the country to is Dubai, although I have been there three times, like I mentioned in the Dubai post , click here to view the post. Well, I have also been to Kenya, this is because I had a stop over there once, but that is all about my travel experience….
If you are wondering why I’m about to give an insider’s guide to the United Kingdom when I have never been there, do not worry much, I have a friend who has traveled there a couple of times, five times to be exact, and she has agreed to share her interesting travel experience on my blog, so you’d be seeing more of her pictures below, you’d also find below the highlights of her past experiences.
Her name is Ella Ladipo, she owns a blog named COCOGLAMCHIC, and her blog centers on make up, fitness, eating healthy and more!! Read her UK travel experience below 🙂
“Travelling to the UK
Most times, some people say visiting the U.K. Is over rated but trust me, it’s an experience you would always remember once you try it out.
Upon Arrival: From the London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, you’ll begin to experience the difference.
There is free Airport WIFI and trust me, I like AWOOF (free things) so I ensure I log in with my travel details to browse.
Also, be sure to pick up a city guide at the airport because they keep it updated with what’s new.
Stay: If you are visiting for a short while there are numerous Inn’s and Hotels around town that you can Lodge in.
However, being in London for more than two weeks; I’ll advise you stay with a relative or your friends to make the best out of your stay in London.
Transport: You can use an Uber or choose to get an Oyster card for bus rides and DLR’s which is a more affordable option.
Shopping: My top picks for a good shopping experience are:
1.Westfield shopping Centre at Stratford
2. Ashford Designer Outlet
This is the best place to go shopping for authentic designer wears and accessories at the best price, with over 30 designer outlets to explore.
3. Woolwich open market and Liverpool Street: You can find anything and everything in these markets at the most affordable prices.
4. The Glades I.e. Bromley Shopping Centre
I was born and bred in Nigeria which is in the tropics, so I consider spring, summer, autumn and winter all cold but summer is the most bearable cold weather because there is a little heat from the sun.
On a typical day in summer, it is dawn by 6 am and Dusk by 10 pm- 11 pm while in Winter by 6 am it’s still dark and by 4 pm the sun has set.
In summer: Never miss out on these places
Woburn Safari Park at Milton Keynes
Thorpe Park located at Chertsey
Science Museum, London
The Big Ben (Westminster), Oxford street & The London Eye
Sea Life London AquariumWinter
- Winter Wonderland @ Hyde Park
- Ice skating.
Food: As much as I watch what I eat, being in London you can’t help but Indulge.
- While shopping in Woolwich, you can have some Chinese food at Tai Tip Mein or walk into Mc Donald’s
- At Westfield, there are more than 20 options to pick from but I still go with Crepeaffaire and Mr. pretzels.
- Subway has the best sandwiches
- Nandos, but I feel it’s overrated and the waiting lines are always irritating
- KFC Chicken and chips with Krushems
VISIT LONDON AND HAVE A WORTHWHILE EXPERIENCE”
CLICK HERE TO VISIT HER BLOG: COCOGLAMCHIC
One of my favorite things to do is to go where I have never been, travel is not a matter of money but a matter of courage (haha, I truly wish)…
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Photo Credits: Negative Space, Uncoated.
“So much of what you are is where you have been.”