London Holidays Tips
As a city as large and diverse, London can be a relatively safe for American tourists and their families. Each year millions of tourists visit the capital city of England, without incident, although there are definitely things you can do to increase your chances of having a holiday without incident.
The street crime such as handbag theft and theft occur in any urban area, and London is no exception. A good rule of thumb is to keep your belongings before you, and never behind you (not in a pocket or over the shoulder where you can see). At night, it is always better to be together and maintain well-lit and well traveled streets. Also is safer to use licensed taxis taxi instead of mini-cabs. While they may be cheaper, and although most of the mini-cab drivers are totally honorable and trustworthy, crimes have been reported in the past for passengers who have been assaulted or robbed by illegal drivers.
Because the theater is so popular in the West End of London, many scams prey on unsuspecting tourists with promises of good prices in the theater or concert tickets (or perhaps a popular seats sold-out show). Instead of relying on these tickets resellers, is always prudent to treat directly with the theater box office, the hotel concierge or the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
If staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast, keep your keys with you at all times and always ensure that your door is sealed behind you. Always use a safe for valuables forever, and you are forced to lock up valuables or keep them with you - no matter how tired he may be or how confident you feel. Of course, never a good idea to leave your luggage unattended for any period of time, if you are in the hotel lobby at the airport, train station or in a taxi. Tourists can be easy victims of robbery and, in this age of terrorism growing, perhaps worse.
Remember that emergency services can get for free anywhere in the United Kingdom, marking the 999. You do not want to delay police and fire professionals to 911 by habit.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, always look both ways before crossing the street! While tourists can get used to seeing drivers on the wrong side of the road, they often forget to look for the "wrong way" before heading out to the street and the accidents have occurred. In reviewing some of these safety tips before leaving the States, will feel more confident that you and your family safe and happy holiday in London.
Book a Hotel in London The Smart Way
Besides looking online, there are some key techniques that you should employ to obtain the best possible deal on London hotels. First, the location is critical. Sure, it's good to be in a place that is within walking distance of major attractions in London. As free space in a city like London is no doubt that location is convenient. However, by staying on the south side of the River Thames - rather than the northern most popular - you can save money. Use your "trip" to see parts of the city who otherwise would not, and use the money you save to enjoy a play or a good meal
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