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Best things to do in London UK - Josh Symons - The iconic Tower Bridge by Charles Postiaux on Unsplash

The iconic Tower Bridge is often mistakenly called the "London Bridge" by tourists. Photo by Charles Postiaux on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Joshua Symons of Two Passports about London, UK. Josh’s tips for the best things to do in London are awesome because he moved here in 2017 and loves how it is one of the world’s most influential cities.

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Best things to do in London UK - Josh Symons - Buckingham Palace by Debbie Fan on Unsplash

Visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Photo by Debbie Fan on Unsplash.

London, UK

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit London, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in London UK - Josh Symons - Big Ben by Lucas Davies on Unsplash

Set your watch to local time courtesy of Big Ben. Photo by Lucas Davies on Unsplash.

Getting around London

There are several airport options when flying into London. However, Josh suggests flying into Heathrow Airport (LHR) and then taking the Piccadilly Line into London. You can also check out his blog post here where he discusses different airport options.

Josh says that there’s no reason to rent a car when visiting London. Public transportation is excellent and there are “black car” taxis and rideshare options throughout the city. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. And many visitors can easily walk between attractions in different segments of the city.

If you’re looking to visit attractions outside of London or to visit other cities in the U.K., these are the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Best things to do in London UK - Josh Symons - Daunt Books in Marleybone Village

Stop by Daunt Books in Marylebone Village to grab a book for the flight home.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Joshua Symons about London, UK. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in London, UK
  • Green dots = best things to do in London, UK
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in London, UK

Who is Josh Symons?

Two Passports is a travel blog aiming to show travelers and wanderlusters how they can make the most of their annual leave, without breaking the bank, whilst equally not feeling the pressure of a budget. Josh and Sasha created Two Passports as a passion project to share our love of travel as well as guides, tips, and tricks to help ease the stress of planning that perfect city break. They’re passionate about exploring new places and experiencing their unique character and charm.

Best things to do in Winchester UK - Joshua Symons with Sasha

Josh and Sasha

Here are a few articles that he’s written:

You can connect with Josh on his website and on Instagram and Pinterest. And listen to our interview with Josh about Winchester, U.K.

Best things to do in London UK - Josh Symons - Royal Guard by Aldo De La Paz on Unsplash

A tourist favorite is taking a photo of a Royal Guard. While quiet by nature, these guards take their job seriously and will let you know if you get too close. Photo by Aldo De La Paz on Unsplash.

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Best things to do in London UK - Josh Symons - The Lyric

Stop by one of the many pubs in London. The Lyric is Josh’s favorite for fish and chips.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Lane Fournerat and his family

Listen to the next episode when Lane Fournerat of The Travel Vlog Family shares the best things to do in Lafayette, LA. In this episode, Lane and I talk about attending Festival Acadiens, touring the Tabasco factory, and eating boudin. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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Related episodes

If you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom, check out our other episodes for the region:

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