I would suggest that you bring layers with you. The weather could be warm (I've know it to hit 38C in London in July) or as low as 10C.
The UK operates with GBP. I have found in the past that getting money from the ATM when you arrive is the best, but check with your bank about fees. over 7 years ago
Walking along the river Thames from Tower Bridge to Parliament you will see the best of London: Tower, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Globe theatre, Tate gallery, Southbank, London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Parliament (here is a map - follow the red line along the river: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=cs&gl=uk&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=215621330154753243182.0004a68df5fa57f0230c6).
From Parliament I would suggest to go to Buckingham palace and then back to Trafalgar Square where you can visit National Gallery.
You can close the day by going to a theatre (buy discounted tickets at TKTS office at Leicester Square. TKTS website = http://www.tkts.co.uk/) and have a dinner in Chinatown or Soho.
Find more info about London historic icons and attractions here http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/london_historic_icons.html and about London galleries and museums here http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/london_museums_galleries_guide.html
Next day you can visit London markets (http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/london_markets_guide.html - I recommend Camden market or Spitalfields Market), St Paul's Cathedral and Greenwich.
Most of the museums and galleries are for free. Food: sandwich around £3, take-away food around £5-6. Drinks: glass of wine £4-5, beer £3, coffee £1.50, Coke around £0,60.
Jacob over 7 years ago
Bring summer clothes with layers in case it gets cool - also a brolly may come in handy.
Bakers Dolphin operate a bus service between London and Bristol. http://www.bakersdolphin.com/london-flyer/
You will probably want to spend time around the harbourside where there is lots to see and do and plenty of eating places. Museums run by the council are free and one great paid attraction is Brunel's ss Great Britain. Don't miss the Clifton Suspension Bridge - you can get a Number 8 or number 9 bus from the city centre - or take a trip on the open top sightseeing bus.
For more info see http://www.mydestination.com/bristol over 7 years agoAnswered by Margaret via WorldNomads.com
The North of England around Hadrians Wall is great. Less populated and cheaper. Cash machines everywhere and most places take visa and Amx. Layers and a windbreaker a must. England can often be windy no matter where you are. over 4 years ago
I am sure you have answered this by now but for any others who may be looking for an answer - Bristol does get warm during summer so definitely shorts and t-shirt weather but bring a jacket for the evening as temperatures can sometimes drop a fair bit.
If you are travelling as a group and need a minibus there are a range of good providers but definitely do your research. A friend of ours in Bristol has mentioned that Euro coaches are good, I have included a link for you to check out their site but definitely call a few providers for quotes.
Enjoy Bristol and make sure to check out some of the great culture the city has to offer! There is a great music scene and a range of great breweries. If cider is your thing, definitely check out the Apple! Money wise, it is up to you but Bristol is not that expensive it is a lot cheaper than London for most things!
There is also a good guide to navigating Bristol - I have included this below.
Enjoy your stay! 5 months ago