Vacation in London? Don’t forget your travel adapter.

Posted by Martin Parker on

Westminster London

London is a fantastic location for a short city break, just remember your travel adapter to keep all your electronics charged to capture the memories! 

Getting to London

As you’d expect, London is well served with international airports, with Heathrow and Gatwick being the main two. However, there are plenty of smaller airports, such as Stansted and Luton plus the London City airport. 

Budget airlines provide easy and cheap access from all over Europe, particularly Ryanair and easyJet, making London a great short break destination. 

Public transport from the airports will whisk you quickly to the city centre, making the most of your time. The fast rail links are fabulous, not only offering quick, comfortable, transport but also free WiFi and sockets to plug in your travel adapter and charge your devices. 

Travel adapter for London

From Europe, driving is an option of course. Ferries to Dover run continuously and are very affordable. The drive to London takes around 2 hours and passes through some beautiful Kent countryside. Maybe stop at beautiful Canterbury along the way?  

Accommodation in London

Even in the center of London, reasonably affordable accommodation can be found, so long as you are not looking for the height of luxury! Try using AirBnB for self-catering or Booking.com for hotels. 

From hostels to 5 star luxury hotels, London has it all, with some world famous brands such as The Savoy, The Ritz, Claridges and The Dorchester to name just a few. 

A great resource for accommodation is Airbnb with some eclectic properties to choose from. This artist’s home in buzzing Camden Town might be the perfect getaway for you. 

Getting around London

Public transport in London is much improved and getting around using the underground for instance, means that the location of your accommodation is not overly important. 

London bus

Add to this an abundance of black cabs, local buses and mini-cabs, and visiting all the tourists sites is very easy. The more modern vehicles will offer free WiFi and charging points, so don’t forget your travel adapter

Don’t forget to pick up your Oyster Card. It gives easy access to all the public transport services in London and payment is taken automatically. The website also offers journey planning, maps and much more. 

Sightseeing in London

Where to start? London has such a long history, there are many, many attractions and places to visit. There are architectural gems all over the city if that is your interest. Check out the best 50 buildings in London according to TimeOut.  

Art Galleries? You’re spoiled for choice. Whether your taste is modern or contemporary, sculpture or abstract, there is something for everyone in London. The Tate Modern is an internationally renowned museum and free to enter, while the Tate Britain has been the home of British art since 1500 and is also free. With over 2,000 paintings spanning the Middle Ages to the 20th century, the National Gallery includes works by Da Vinci, Caravaggio and Van Gogh. The best part is that it’s free to enter! 

London Natural History Museum

Museums? Again, there are museums covering a wide range of subjects in London and many are free! The amazing permanent collection from all over the world in the British Museum is free and traces the history of humankind. The Natural History museum explores the wonders of the natural world, including a giant blue whale model and dinosaur skeletons, and again it’s free to enter. 

For more free attractions in London and great advice on visiting the City, take a look at the Visit London Official Visitor Guide

We mentioned Camden Town earlier, and it is one area of London that has transformed itself into a must visit location. With the world famous market, shopping, pubs, cafes and live music venues, Camden has it all. 

Travel adapter for London

Traveling from another country to London, you’re sure to bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop and camera etc to take beautiful pictures of the places you visit. And of course you want to keep in touch with friends at home. But the electrical system in the UK is most probably different to your own country, so you’ll probably need a travel adapter. 

Multi country travel adapter

Don’t forget to check our guide on the different power supplies and check whether you need a power adapter besides a travel adapter. 

The SublimeWare multi-country travel adapter is perfect for a visit to London, incorporating 4 USB sockets to allow you to charge all your devices at one time.

 Travel adapter for all your devices


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