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London Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

London Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

London has a bit to offer to everyone. This is a city that holds a lot of history, culinary delights, great walking tours and the best of shopping experiences. And although London is considered to be one of the most expensive cities in the world, there is a lot to do on a budget too! Check our a few tips we have for cabin crews travelling to London.

What to do in London for 24h to 48h

The London Eye

London Eye is the gigantic Ferris wheel found in many panoramas and is located on the bank of River Thames. It circles around slowly, offering an unbeatable birds-eye perspective of London’s South Bank.

WOC Tip: The ticket prices ranges between 21 pound to 30 pounds ( depending on whether you’re taking the tour at night or during the day). The closest metro stop is Waterloo

 

Big Ben & Westmister Abbey

Big Ben is the famous clock tower that rings every hour. Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years and an essential part of any trip to London.

Westminster Abbey and the Big Ben, London

Hyde Park

Once the recreational stomping grounds for King Henry VIII, this long swath of green stretching from Kensington Palace in the west to Oxford Street in the east is now open to the public and a must-visit for travelers looking for a relaxing moment away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

National Gallery

Sitting in Trafalgar Square, London’s National Gallery features a labyrinth interior so large that it requires a color-coded map to navigate.

national gallery london

The Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, the London home of Queen Elizabeth II, is open for tour in the summers. On the tour, you’ll have access to the 19 State Rooms where the queen and members of the royal family host guests for state, ceremonial, and official affairs.

The buckingham palace london

Camden Market

Is a great place for strolling around and having some street food and also for the quirky and handmade products that are sold at the shops in the market. There are two sets of markets one that has the canal area and one that’s located at a 300m walking distance. Here you’ll find a beautiful Turkish shop with lanterns all lit up!

WOC Tip: Another amazing shop that’s there in this market is owned by Muge and she has beautiful Turkish wallets and jewellery. Here’s her shop address No.606/Stables Market/Camden/NW1 8AH

Portobello Market

Before you reach Portobello market you will cross the beautiful pastel painted houses along Notting Hill. The market has some lovely antiques, beautiful porcelain crockery and some good street food. It is best to go here on Saturdays and is extremely crowded as well so it’s best to go here early. As you’re about to reach the end of the market you’ll find a lovely café called Portobello Garden Café- this place is absolutely amazing and serves delicious homemade Italian food!

Portobello Market for antiques, jewellery, clothes, food and pottery

 

Tower Bridge

Built a mere 120 years ago, the bridge not only stands out for its stunning detail but moveable roadways that lift up when large ships need to pass through.

The tower bridge is often mistaken for the london bridge and is one of the most astounding structures in london

Harrods

The store occupies a 5-acre (20,000 m2) site and has 330 departments covering one million square feet (90,000 m2) of retail space.

The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique, which is Latin for “all things for all people, everywhere”. Several of its departments, including the seasonal Christmas department and the food halls, are well known.

Harrods London

 

Some other great places to discover are:

London Bridge & Borough Market: For excellent food! You’ll fall in love with the variety

Oxford Street: Walk and shop until you drop!

St Paul’s Cathedral: Is a beautiful church.

Lester Square & China Town: For good food and Chinese cuisine!

Getting Around

It is very easy to navigate around London using the tube and the famous red bus. One must buy an Oyster Card as it becomes much cheaper and is really convenient!

red buses london, public transport and the oyster card

 

Flight Attendants discounts in UK

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in London. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any cool experience to share in London ?

How was your layover in London? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

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