United Kingdom

Probably the most visited city in the world is London, where centuries of history are dictated in beautiful sculptures and classy society. It seems befitting that the world’s most spoken language of English comes from the land of England, and it is further built upon by cultural Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Today, it welcomes various cultures of the world into its fold, making it one huge melting pot of the world in a single city. Indeed, when I first visited London and other cities and villages, it was a dream come true and I could never wait to return once more.

Navigating London can be a cinch with handy apps and guides, including going to other parts of the United Kingdom. It is so accessible and walkable that I would recommend visiting beyond London as much as time allows.


Trip Budgeting

Expenses in the United Kingdom can be expensive. It’s no wonder for a top tourist and luxury destination that accommodation and even food can be relatively expensive. One must take into account the strong British pound, and otherwise spend much effort to seek out discount eats and deals. As a traveller, it is more ideal that you set aside more than usual for your budget in order to get the most out of the trip.


Staying Safe

The United Kingdom is relatively safe for female solo travellers. But it does differ between big cities and small towns. Usually walking alone at night is safe, but certain areas should be avoided due to drunk violence. Pickpockets are common in busy areas and popular tourist spots, so make sure to keep your belongings close and within sight. I'm a victim to a pickpocket, so I should know.


Packing Light

Be prepared for the warmest and the coldest of four seasons. Depending on the season and location, you should pack what you need to cater to the weather. Summer is the easiest with light dressing, but you will need your jumper and coat for the dead midst of winter. If you’re in Scotland, expect wind and rain. So plan first, pack next.

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