7 Things You Should Book In Advance When Visiting London


London is a pretty incredible city.

It’s vibrant and packed to the brim with culture, history and truly astounding things to see.

But it is also one of the most visited cities on the face of the earth, and it has a population of nearly 9 million- so it can get a little busy, especially in peak seasons.

With that being said, if you are planning a trip to this miraculous city, there are probably a few things you should get sorted out before you arrive.

We are pretty sure you’ll want to spend your time in the city sightseeing, eating gorgeous food and exploring; rather than stressing, fretting and missing all the best stuff.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can save yourself a whole load of hassle and be prepared for your next trip to London by pre-booking the important things.


Starting off with the obvious one.

Whilst you are spending a night, a weekend, a week; or however long your trip will be, you’ll need somewhere to sleep.

Luckily for you, there is an incredible amount of choice in London.

From stunning 5 star luxury hotels, to hostels and spare beds; you won’t struggle to find something if you’re looking to book in advance.

If you turn up and ‘wing it’ you may experience something a little different- so be prepared.

Book a room in one of the stunning Montcalm Hotel, London locations; not only are they some of the finest boutique hotels London has to offer, but they are extraordinarily well located allowing you to explore to your heart’s content.


London has a pretty famous transport network.

The Tube, the double decker London buses and the black cabs all make up an extensive and well used transport network.

This is all well and good, but when you take into account the 9 million-ish residents of London, and the 30 million tourists who visit the city each year- you can imagine how things can start to seem a little crowded.

Now there is unfortunately nothing you can do in terms of pre-booking the Tube- it is what it is.

But, if you are travelling to the city on the train from Euopre, or even within the UK, then booking in advance is an absolute must.

Trains can get extremely busy on peak days and during holidays, so book your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment.

You’ll also save yourself a pretty penny, as the UK’s train ticket system is not kind to those who book last minute.


As already discussed; London has a long list of pretty incredible attractions.

And of course, those attractions can get unbelievably busy during the holiday periods so make sure you plan ahead.

Getting yourself something like the London Pass has several benefits and can be a great way to ensure you manage to tick everything off your list.

The London Pass offers pretty huge discounts (up to 55%!) when you combine multiple attractions, but best of all is that with some attractions you actually get a queue jump!

That means no waiting in massive lines to see the very best of the city, you’ll be cruising straight to the front and experiencing London in record time.

It is also worth mentioning that if you are planning any tours, guided trips or special moments, then booking in advance is essential.

Some of the city’s walking tours are really an incredible way to explore the city, but the best ones will get booked up fast! Make sure you don’t miss out on a cycling tour, a hunt for Jack the Ripper or an afternoon tea served on a double decker- book it before you go!

Popular Events

Aside from the year round attractions, stunning landmarks and usual sights in the city, London has an incredibly full, year round list of special events, temporary festivals and unusual one-time-only experiences.

If you have an event or celebration in mind booking it as far in advance as possible is essential.

Take the Notting Hill Carnival for example. It is one of the biggest events of the year and attracts millions of people to the area.

You don’t want to be the only one who misses out because you weren’t forward thinking enough to book one of the best Mayfair hotels London has for the weekend!

The same goes for one off promotional events, like the incredible ‘Stranger Things’ experience. Don’t miss out on a once in a lifetime moment because you did not buy a ticket in advance!

Christmas Activities

Christmas is a particularly magical time in London, but it’s also one of the busiest times of year for the city.

It may seem too far away to be thinking about now, but trust me, you’ll want to plan ahead if you’re looking to secure the best spa in London; hotel or otherwise.

There are plenty of incredible things happening over the christmas period; the hot chocolate flows freely, scents of mulled wine fill the air and the mince pies are plentiful- so don’t miss out.

Day Trips

London is awesome; But a part of what makes the city so special is its connections with the rest of the UK.

From London you can reach any number of stunning historic cities, incredible natural wonders and a beautiful English side that seems to be endless.

The only problem is that these day tours are in very high demand with tourists and visitors.

If you fancy a trip to the fantastic and historic Roman city of Bath, then you’d better be prepared to book in advance.

Day trips to the city are easy and a lot of fun, but this makes them extremely popular, so if you are looking to experience a bit more of the UK then forward planning is essential.


Finally we get to London’s world class food.

Did you know that the city actually has 66 Michelin Stars? That’s three times as many as New York.

But some of the more popular restaurants in the city will obviously book up pretty fast, so if you’re looking for a special meal and a wonderful evening then being prepared is essential.

Don’t miss out on the best of London food, book your magical evening now.

Be Prepared for London

So there you have it, just some of the things you’ll need to think about before you travel.

Don’t miss out on the things you’ve been dreaming of when you visit this amazing city.

Be prepared and you’ll get to enjoy everything you could possibly want out of your trip to London.