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See London Like a Local: Top Tips for Travelling the UK Capital

If you’re heading on a trip to the UK’s capital, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to see and do. However, if you really want to get the most out of your trip, you’ll want to stay away from the typical tourist hotspots of the city and focus instead on experiencing the hidden gems that London has to offer.

So, if you’re looking to enjoy a different side of London, here you’ll discover some top tips for travelling the UK capital like a local.

Indulge in delicious food and drink

London has one of the best food scenes in the globe. However, with so many commercial restaurants to choose from, it’s easy to miss some of the capital’s hidden food gems. If you want to enjoy some of the more unknown, yet delicious food and drink the city has to offer, it’s a good idea to check out street food markets. Two of the best to head to include the King’s Cross Kerb market and the Street Feast market based in Canada Water.

Explore the city on foot

Now obviously, London is a huge city! So, exploring it all in one day on foot isn’t really possible. However, you can take advantage of off peak tickets on the city’s railway, then spend most of the time walking through the inner streets.

Why explore on foot? Because that’s how you’ll come across most of London’s hidden gems. When you venture off the beaten track, you’ll get to experience the city just like a local.

Enjoy a late-night museum trip

London has a lot of great museums which are free to enter. However, did you know they open late in the evenings too? You’ll typically find museums also host special activities and serve drinks in the evenings too.

This can be an especially great date night idea; particularly if you both enjoy a more cultural outing. Imagine exploring the museum with a glass of wine without the usual crowds you’d get during the day – bliss! Alternatively there are many other events like stand-up comedy in London that would be perfect for an evening.

Stay at an Air BnB

There are hundreds of hotels to choose from in the capital, but if you really want to experience London like a local, you’ll want to book an Air BnB. These provide a home from home experience and they are also usually much cheaper than hotels too.

So, if you are planning a trip to the UK’s capital this year, why not follow the tips above to enjoy a more unique side of the city? When you venture away from the typical tourist hotspots, it’s there that you find some of the best experiences the city has to offer.