Monday, 14 January 2013

[Guest Post] Enjoying the Charm of Chilly Winter London

London, the UK’s cosmopolitan capital, is a vibrant and modern city which also holds thousands of years of history. This “global city” is an international hotspot for culture, music, fashion, politics, finance and trade and you can feel the buzz of its importance as you walk down its busy streets. There is so much to see and do in this enormous metropolis, from world class restaurants to medieval castles to Westminster Abbey to Big Ben, the London Eye and the West End Theatre District. There is truly something in London for everyone.
Most tourists visit London during the summer months, as they seek the sunny summer days and pleasant temperatures. In the wintertime, England is wet, dreary, cold and often rainy. However, winter can be a great time to visit London for a number of reasons. First of all, due to the low demand the cost of your travel expenses will be a lot cheaper and there will be much fewer crowds. Also, this city has a certain misty, brooding charm in the wintertime and there are still plenty of great things to do.

What to Do in London in the Winter

Here are just a few of the great experiences that you can have when visiting London in the wintertime:

  • Go ice skating on the moat of Tower Hill or at Somerset House. There are also plenty of temporary ice rinks which pop up during the winter around London. 
  • London’s museums are some of the best in the world, such as the National Museum, the Tate London and many more. Best of all, many of the museums are free. 
  • Get out of the rain and see the sharks and fish at the London Sea Life Aquarium or the interactive exhibits at the Science Museum. 
  • To warm yourself up, sample a sumptuous cup of hot chocolate from Notting Hill chocolatiers. 
Book Your Travel to London With A Travel Agent

When you are planning your winter getaway and booking flights from Hong Kong to London, be sure to book your trip through experienced travel agents in Hong Kong. Not only will your travel agent be able to help you save money on your travels by finding the best deals on hotels, flights and accommodation, they will also be able to set up your idea trip by arranging those amazing travel experiences that it is difficult to find when booking on your own.
Also, when you book your flights via Flight Centre, you are guaranteed to get the cheapest flights to London thanks to the “Lowest Price Guarantee”. If you see a cheaper flight offered anywhere else, you can simply bring it to your Flight Centre travel agent and they will be able to beat the price by $10 as well as offer you a $100 gift voucher for future travel.
This savings will mean that you have more of your travel budget left over for spending on a warm Shepherd’s Pie and a pint of lager in a cosy pub after exploring London on a chilly winter day.