Year after year, people from all around the world flock to the UK capital…. and it’s easy to see why. There are loads of exciting things to see and lots of awesome activities to take part in. Whether you are traveling as a group, visiting with friends, or on a solo adventure, London is a fantastic city to visit.
As we all know, when traveling in large numbers things can get a little bit stressful. So we have devised a few top tips to help you make the most of your group trip to London!
1. Stay in Central London
Commuting into the city with a large group can be a daunting task, especially when you’re a group leader or teacher in charge of a young school group. Staying in central London means seeing much more in much less time and a far less stressful visit. A central stay can also save you some cash, as we all know trains can be expensive. Fortunately, Clink78 and Clink261 are right in the centre of the city, just a short walk from Kings Cross station and plenty of popular attractions.
Good to know: Clink78 and Clink261 are great places to stay as a group in London they are situated just ten minutes’ walk from Kings Cross station which has direct access to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and the Euro Star.
2. Avoid tourist traps on bank holidays and school breaks and
London is an extremely popular destination, and rightly so – it’s an awesome city. This does mean however that it can get very busy at peaks times. But don’t let that stop you, just be travel smart. If you’re planning a group visit to London, it’s best to avoid heading into the main shopping and tourist destinations on the weekends. You’re best to save visiting these areas for during the week when there are fewer crowds.
Good to know: we have loads of great in house activities and events going on all year round. Check out our events page to see what’s coming up.
3. Plan your activities
This one’s a bit of a no brainer. London is a big place and it’s next to impossible to see everything this wonderful city has to offer in just one trip. We recommend booking a 3-4 day stay and planning visits to no more than two or three attractions every day. This way you will have enough time to get acquainted with the city and won’t have to rush from one place to the next. You will also then have time for any unexpected discoveries.
Stuck for ideas on what to do during your group trip to London? Have a look at our guide to easy day trips from London
4. Book as much as possible in advance
One of the biggest mistakes large groups make when visiting London is failing to book tours and attractions in advance. Booking in advance means more choice, less time queuing and saving some cash. Have a chat with our groups’ team today and let them do the hard work for you.
Good to know: We know that organising food for a group can be a daunting task, but don’t panic. We offer free breakfast to every large group (21 people +) and options of packed lunches and set evening meals.
A few handy guides:
- Top 12 Picnic Spots In London
- Unreal Pancake Places in London
- Top Things To Do In Kings Cross
- A London Weekend On A Budget
- Hidden Gems In London