Five tips on what not to do in London


Normally, advice is usually given on what to do or what not to miss when visiting a new country or city. But why not advise on what we should not do? Here is a brief list of some mistakes that cannot be made when visiting this city.

First don't pay to enter the museums. Most of them are free. Tate Modern, British Museum, The National Gallery, Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Maritime Museum, and the Imperial War Museum. These are the most important in London and they are all free to access.

Don't drive or walk on the wrong side. As you may already know in Great Britain, cars drive on the left unlike most countries. However, if you are walking you should do it to the right.


Don't confuse Tower Bridge with London Bridge. It is very common to confuse the first with the second, but they are different bridges. The most famous bridge in London, so to speak, is the Tower Bridge. The London Bridge is another bridge close to this, but not as touristy. This last bridge was built after the original London bridge was burned. A fire in a bakery spread and burned the entire bridge in 1750.

It is preferable not to shop on Oxford Street or Regent Street. These two streets are full of confused tourists. There are other more recommended streets such as Kensintong High or Kings Road.

And finally don't go to Buckingham Palace expecting to see the queen. It is very difficult to see it. When he is in the palace there are more guards than usual and the royal flag is also raised.

5 mistakes you'll make in your first 3 days in London (April 2021)


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