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Stress Free Luggage Storage in London

How to travel more easily with luggage storage

Bags. We all need them, but that doesn’t mean we have to like them. Bounce offers Stress-Free Luggage Storage in London. As tempting as it is to be a hard-core minimalist and travel the world with only what’s in your pockets, that’s impossible for almost all of us. Wherever you go, you need to bring something with you, whether it’s just a few clothes and toiletries or gifts, souvenirs, guidebooks, and everything that can make your London trip more comfortable.

But nothing ruins a trip more quickly than carrying more than you need to. When you’re on vacation, you want to be out enjoying London City not weighed down and stressed with bags and wishing you never brought that cute top or extra pair of shoes.

And it’s not just foreign travel, either. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just drop off the heavy bags and enjoy your day hanging out in the beautiful city of London?

Well, you can. Bounce provides convenient luggage storage in hundreds of spots around London – and lots of smaller ones too. Bounce ensures you can travel like a minimalist – even if you aren’t one.

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Luggage storage solutions available across London Zoo to Fulham Broadway
Luggage storage solutions available across London Zoo to Fulham Broadway

Bounce London Storage Locations

Bounce has more than 270 locations where you can store your luggage in London and travel hassle-free in the city. While you have planned your arrival in London, there are times when you reach early and the hotel or Air BnBcheck check-in still has time. You would want to drop your luggage and go out and have some great food in the city in a nice comfortable restaurant. To help you with Stress-Free Luggage Storage in London we have partnered with Bounce. We have listed down the top most booked Luggage storage locations in London below:

  • Baker Street Station
  • British Museum
  • Charing Cross
  • Covent Garden
  • Euston Station
  • Hammersmith
  • King’s Cross Station
  • Leicester Square
  • London Bridge
  • London Eye
  • Marylebone
  • Notting Hill
  • Oxford Circus
  • Paddington Station
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Soho
  • Tower Of London
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Victoria Station

There are more than 270 Locations to browse from and to book your Luggage storage.

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How Bounce works

Bounce is one of the biggest and fastest-growing luggage storage companies in the world. By partnering with local businesses like convenience stores, laundromats, hotels, and restaurants, Bounce makes sure you’re never far from one of the luggage storage partners in London.

Bounce helps local businesses create a new revenue stream by using their spare space to store travellers’ bags. Unlike traditional coin-operated storage lockers in train stations and airports, Bounce partners can store any size of bag, so if you’re travelling with sports equipment like skis or snowboards, musical instruments, or other bulky items, you don’t have to stress about where you’re going to put them.

Bounce carefully vets partners to make sure they will take good care of your things. Plus, you’ll be covered with up to $10,000 worth of Bounce Shield protection if something should happen to the location your things are stored at.

All you have to do is find a location near you with our handy app and book your luggage storage online.

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Travel Stress free in London with Luggage storage solutions by Bounce
Travel Stress-free in London with Luggage storage solutions by Bounce

The benefits of Bounce London Storage Solutions

  • Bounce partners can store any size of the bag for you. Our partners can provide virtually unlimited storage space, so you can find somewhere to leave your bulky items that simply won’t fit in conventional luggage lockers.
  • You can do Luggage Storage in London with Bounce for as long as you want. Simply choose your drop-off and pickup time on our app or website, and Bounce will find a partner that can store your luggage for as long as you need, whether that’s a few hours or days at a time.
  • Bounce protects your things. With $10,000 worth of Bounce Shield protection, Bounce protects you from unforeseen events at your chosen storage partner when you are in London.
  • Bounce has locations in more than 270+ spots in London alone. With dozens of partners in major cities like London, New York, Paris, and elsewhere, you can always find a convenient Bounce luggage storage location no matter where you’re going.
  • Store your things where you shop. Bounce partners with local services so you can drop off your shopping, gym gear, work equipment, or anything else at places you were going to go to anyway. Leave your luggage at the laundromat or your gym bag at the convenience store and pick it up whenever is convenient for you.
  • Bounce supports local businesses. By providing retailers with an extra revenue stream, Bounce helps sustain local communities.
  • Bounce storage is often half the price of equivalent luggage storage lockers. With longer opening hours, more storage space, insurance protection, and a concierge luggage storage service, Bounce provides things luggage lockers can’t at a much more affordable price.

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Luggage storage available in London Victoria, British Museum, Leicester Square, Covent Garden
Luggage storage is available in London Victoria, British Museum, Leicester Square, Covent Garden

How to use Bounce luggage storage

Finding luggage storage is simple with Bounce. Wherever you are in the world, Bounce can help you find luggage storage, quickly book it online, and enjoy your day stress and worry-free.

  • Use our website (usebounce.com) or download our app. The mobile app makes it easy to find luggage storage no matter where you are in the world, so you can always find the nearest location on your phone.
  • Book your storage online. Bounce allows you to choose how long you want to store your bags – anything from a couple of hours to days at a time.
  • Head to the partner location and drop off your bags. Bounce’s simple interface means you won’t have to worry or stress about a language barrier when travelling, since your baggage storage is already booked and paid for.
  • Enjoy your day!
  • Pick up your things when your storage period is over. Our partners will securely store your luggage for as long as you need and surrender it back to you when you’re ready.

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Luggage storage solutions available across London
Luggage storage solutions available across London

Bounce makes travel better

No matter where you’re travelling in London or around, travelling light makes it easier. Whether you’re planning to spend a couple of weeks exploring the historic sites of London or just racing across town to make a meeting or go to a show, Bounce makes it easier to get around by storing whatever you have for as long as you need.

You don’t have to become a minimalist to travel light. Just leave the bags behind with our convenient service and free yourself to enjoy London City – whatever you’re planning to do.

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Los Angeles to London Tour Packages

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Looking for a memorable vacation from Los Angeles to London? Look no further, we have got you covered by detailing exciting Los Angeles to London Tour Packages, hotels, visa requirements, London hotels, top restaurants and tour packages. London receives the maximum number of American travellers from Los Angeles, California. Nearly 14% of the total visitors coming to the UK are from Los Angeles.

What makes London, UK Unique?

Tourism is promoted quite heavily by Britain and it shows when American tourists coming to London share positive feedback with their friends and family. According to Visit Britain, “87% of visitors from America felt very welcome during their stay in the UK, above the inbound tourism average. A similar share of American visitors were very likely to recommend a stay in the UK for a holiday or a short break at the end of their visit. There were virtually no visits that were unlikely to recommend visiting the UK or that felt unwelcome.”

London has it all from, Dining in top-rated restaurants, Sightseeing famous monuments and historical buildings, and shopping on London’s high streets, British Pubs, castles, and art galleries to name a few.

Visa Requirements for Los Angeles Travellers

Visa Requirements for American Citizens

Once you have made up your mind to travel to London, United Kingdom. You will have to check if you need a Visa to travel to the UK. American citizens do not need to apply for a UK visa. American citizens can travel to the UK for up to 6 months visa-free. In case you are travelling for any other reasons than tourism, then you may need a visa. Please refer to the Gov.UK website to see if you need a visa.

Visa Requirements for Non-American Citizens

In case you are a temporary or permanent resident in the USA and on your passport residency is not the USA, then you will have to apply for the standard UK tourist visa.

To apply for the UK visa, you will have to follow the below steps:

  1. Submit Visa Application Online – Submit your UK visa application online on GOV.UK Website.
  2. Pay UK Visa Fee – You will have to pay the UK Visa fee at the time of the online application
  3. Book an Appointment –  At the end of the online visa application you will be asked to book an appointment at your nearest visa centre or if you would like to opt-in for the premium application services. The appointment at the visa centre is required to capture your biometrics i.e. fingerprints and photographs. Los Angeles VFS Global application centre is based at the following address:
    • General UK Visa application service Address – VFS Services (USA) Inc.8530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 420, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
    • For Premium Service you will have to check this link out – “Premium UK Visa Services
  4. Upload Supporting Documents – Once you have booked your appointment, You will be able to upload all the relevant documents for the visa. You can scan them and upload the high-resolution scans. The documents upload feature may not be visible to all the applicants depending on the application centre chosen. To know more “Click Here”.
  5. Visit the Visa Centre – You will have to then visit the centre you selected in the online application to give your biometrics information.
  6. Track Application – Once you have given the biometrics at the Visa centre you can then track your application via the SMS service and Email depending on the centre and service chosen

Check by clicking below if you need a visa to travel to the UK:

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Flights tickets from Los Angeles to London

The air distance from Los Angeles to London is a whopping 5,437 miles or 8,756km. Los Angeles to London is a pretty frequent flight route. There are many airlines which operate direct flights from Los Angeles Airport International Airport LAX to London Heathrow LHR. Iberia, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, and Air France to name a few of the frequent flyers.

We have partnered with Skyscanner and BudgetAir to help you book Los Angeles to London flights with the best rates possible. Search for the flights with Skyscanner below or check out the flight offers from BudgetAir by clicking on the banner advertisement below:

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Top London Hotels for Los Angeles Tourists

When you are done with the visa and flights. You want to make sure you get the best, most relaxing hotel for your stay in London. London has some of the most luxurious, beautiful, as well as affordable hotels in the world. Depending on your budget, there is a wide variety of hotels available in London. During summer times from May to August, the top hotels usually get sold out. So you would want to make sure that you book your hotel in time and enjoy a hassle-free stay in London.

We recommend booking hotels with breakfast included, this will make you save time and money in finding the restaurants early morning. One other recommendation we would suggest for our Los Angeles travellers is to book the hotels in the west end of the city where the hotels are absolutely fantastic and you will be able to travel easily to Central London.

Search for the best London Hotels from Booking.com below:

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The Goring Hotel London
The Goring Hotel London

The Goring Hotel – Beeston Place, Westminster Borough, London

The Goring Hotel at 15 Beeston Place is a 5-star highly-rated hotel in the heart of London. The rooms are spacious, luxurious, the staff is attentive and the food is amazing. The Goring is a 12-minute walk from the Hyde Park Corner underground station.

Tripadvisor Rating – 5 Stars ∗∗∗∗∗. Check out the detailed “reviews of The Goring Hotel” on Tripadvisor.

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The Connaught Hotel London
The Connaught Hotel London

The Connaught Hotel – Carlos Place, Westminster Borough

The Connaught Hotel at 16 Carlos Place is one of the most elegant hotels in Central London and the one highly rated by tourists. Located in the exclusive Mayfair area of London. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, High Tea, Luxurious rooms, Well appointed interior decor. The Connaught Hotel is a 6-minute walk from Bond Street Station.

Tripadvisor Rating – 5 Star rating ∗∗∗∗∗. Check out the detailed “reviews of The Connaught Hotel” at TripAdvisor.

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Montcalm Royal London House-City of London hotel
Montcalm Royal London House-City of London hotel

Montcalm Royal London House-City of London hotel

Montcalm Royal London House-City of London at 22-25 Finsbury Square is at the heart of Central London next to Finsbury square garden. 6 minutes walk from Moorgate and Liverpool Underground stations. The hotel has an amazing rooftop bar with awesome views of the city. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool for those summer days.

Tripadvisor Rating – 5 Star rating ∗∗∗∗∗. Check out the detailed “Reviews of Montcalm Royal London House-City of London” at Tripadvisor.

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Best London Tours for Los Angeles Tourists

Finally when you are done with Visa, Flights and hotel booking you would want to book all the beautiful sightseeing tours of London. We are listing down below some best and the most booked London Tours by American tourists when they are travelling to London.

1. Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour

Experience the original Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace tour. Enjoy traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones on the grounds of the Palace by the Diana Statue. Experience the full splendour of High Tea on the Palace grounds and give you personal insights into the royal family and the fascinating history of Britain’s national drink and the ceremony of afternoon tea.

Duration of the tour – 2 hours approx.

royal high tea at kensington palace tour
Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour

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2. Panoramic London Tour in a Classic Mini Cooper

Explore London with your own private driver-guide who shows you around the city in a restored classic Mini Cooper. During your two-hour tour, your driver-tour guide shows you both the top attractions including St Paul’s Cathedral church, Houses of Parliament (also known as Palace of Westminster) and Big Ben and lesser-known places such as Borough Market — the oldest food market in London.

Duration of the tour – 2 hours approx.

Panoramic London Tour in a Classic Mini Cooper
Panoramic London Tour in a Classic Mini Cooper

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3. Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

Experience a Historical Pub Walking Tour of London on this afternoon pub crawl. Accompany your guide on a fun and educational tour in and around the city, where you’ll visit at least four historic pubs and taste different brews (own expense).

Duration of the Tour – 3 to 4 hours Approx.

Historical Pub Walking Tour of London
Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

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4. Secret Food Tour: London Bridge and Borough Market

Savour London’s fantastic Secret Food Tour: London Bridge and Borough Market. Your guides are real foodies, and they have made it their goal to introduce visitors to the excellence of British traditional food. Surely you wouldn’t want to miss London’s delicious food.

Duration of the Tour – 3 to 3.30 hours Maximum

Secret food tour in London London Bridge and borough market in London
Secret food tour in London London Bridge and Borough Market in London

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5. Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater

The Tower of London is steeped in rich history dating back more than 850 years. Explore the castle with a beefeater (also known as a Yeoman Warder) who knows the castle and its history better than normal tour guides do.

Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater
Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater

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In case you are unable to find the right tour package for yourself you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.

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Kolkata to London Tour Packages

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Planning your travel to London? Look no further, we have got you covered by detailing the best Kolkata to London tour packages. From Visa application to your London tour tickets. We have got it covered here. Indians love travelling places, Especially during the peak summer months of July to September. More than 50% of the Kolkata tourist when they go outside India, would like to travel to London, UK. One-third of Kolkata residents visit the UK to visit friends and relatives, higher than the all-market average; over half of Indian visitor nights are spent staying with friends or relatives. Another amazing statistic worth mentioning is that “The UK was the second most visited market in Europe for Indian travellers in 2019.” as per the report published by “Visit Britain“. Even though the travel market went downhill due to COVID-19.

UK Visa Requirements for Kolkata Travellers

All Indian citizens require a visa before travelling to the UK. There are various types of Visa options available for travelling to the UK. We are focusing on the tourist visa in this article as the main aim of this article is to cover anything and everything related to travelling to the UK for tourism purposes.

UK Visa application process

To apply for a UK visa from Kolkata following steps are to be taken:

1. Identifying UK Visa Type

Going to the UK for the first time? Short term tourist visa is a perfect option for you. A short-term tourist visa allows you to stay up to 6 months in the UK.

2. Online application

Once you have identified the type of visa you need you will have to apply for the UK visa online via the Gov.UK website. You must apply online before you travel to the UK and attend an appointment at a visa application centre. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.

3. Pay Visa Fees

UK visa fees vary on the type of standard visa you have applied for. The fees changes without notice, please see below:

UK Standard Visa types

Visa application fee (INR)

Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry) 10,388 INR
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years) 39,057 INR
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years) 69,597 INR
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years) 86,944 INR
Visiting academic – more than 6 months up to 12 months 20,775 INR
Marriage visitor visa 10,388 INR
Permitted paid engagement visa 10,388 INR
Private medical treatment – more than six months up to 11 months 20,775 INR
Visit the UK in a Chinese tour group (UK only) 10,388 INR

Once you’ve paid your fees, you’ll be given a reference number that starts with GWF. Please make a note of this, as it will be helpful should you need to make any amendments to your visa application or appointment.

4. Book an Appointment

Once you’ve completed and paid for your visa application on GOV.UK, you’ll be directed to the VFS Global website to book an appointment at a Visa Application Centre, so your biometric data (fingerprints and photograph) can be captured. You’ll also have the opportunity to select additional, optional services from VFS Global, designed to make your application process faster, easier or simply more relaxed.

5. Upload your supporting documents

You can submit all the documents required to support your application online, from the comfort of your home, school or office; meaning you can keep valuable documents with you. Read our guidelines for supporting documents. If you don’t have a scanner available or would just like some help with this, we can scan your documents at the Visa Application Centre with our Document Scanning Assistance option. In most cases, a fee applies for this service.

6. Visit the Visa Application Centre

You must attend the appointment for your visa application. You cannot send someone to your place. Following is the address of the VFS Kolkata UK Visa application centre: VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. UK Visa Application Centre, Fifth floor, RENE tower, Plot No. AA-I, 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Kasba, Kolkata 700107 View on Google Maps below

 

7. Track your application

You’ll receive an email update when your decision has been returned to the Visa Application Centre. If you can’t access email easily or would like more detailed tracking information, you can also choose to get updates by SMS directly to your phone. You’ll have to check whether this service is available at the Visa Application Centre you are visiting. You’ll need to pay a fee for this service.

8. Collect your passport

After a visa application decision has been made, you will be contacted by VFS when you can pick up your documents/ passport from the Visa Application Centre or have your documents returned to you by courier for an additional fee. Please do not attend the Visa Application Centre until you have been contacted to do so as you won’t be able to collect your passport until it is ready. Collecting your documents in person; bring the receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre and a form of Government identification. Please check with the Visa Application Centre at the time of appointment for the options available to collect your documents. Once you got your visa and have collected your passport. You are all set to take the next step of booking the flights. 🙂

You can also apply for the UK Visa from our partner iVisa by clicking below: 

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Flight tickets from Kolkata to London

Once you have taken care of the Visa formalities, you will have to search for the best Kolkata to London flights. The distance between the two cities is a whopping 9,200 km or 5,700 miles. So taking a flight definitely makes sense. There are many airlines that operate Kolkata to London flights. Unfortunately, there are no direct flights between the two destinations. London has 5 airports and the busiest of them all the London Heathrow (LHR). There are no Direct/non-stop flights from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) to London Heathrow (LHR).

Best flights by service between Kolkata and London

There are many airlines which operate between Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) to London Heathrow (LHR) to name a few below:

  1. Air India
  2. British Airways
  3. Emirates
  4. Etihad
  5. Indigo
  6. Qatar
  7. Singapore Airline
  8. Turkish Airlines
  9. Virgin Atlantic
  10. Vistara

The best service and fastest Kolkata (CCU) to London (LHR) flights are provided by Qatar, Emirates, Vistara and Etihad airlines. With any of these airlines, you can reach London within 13 to 14 hours including the 1-stop change.

Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways

 

Vistara Airlines
Vistara Airlines

 

emirates airline
Emirates Airline

You can also book your Kolkata to London Flights with our travel agent partner Cleartrip by clicking on the link below to get the best deal on your Kolkata to London flight.

Cleartrip
Cleartrip

Top 5 Budget Friendly hotels for Kolkata Tourists

When you are planning your London trip for the first time, you really want to make sure that you find the best hotel within your budget that you have for the trip. Knowing this, we have listed down the best hotels within everyone’s budget. We have partnered with Booking.com to share the best hotel deals you can get on your Kolkata to London tour below. In case you are looking for something which is not listed below you can search for the hotel as per your desire with the booking.com search widget below.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London

The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt is a 19th-century Grade II listed building combining historical features and modern style. It is situated less than five minutes walk from the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. The hotel is 3 mins walk from Gloucester Road underground station. The rooms are well appointed and have many comfort features making your stay memorable in London.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel London

Park Plaza London Park Royal – Western Avenue

Situated 3.2 km from Wembley Stadium in London, Park Plaza London, Park Royal welcomes guests with a restaurant, bar and gym. The hotel is 12 km from central London, Oxford street. The nearest underground station is Park Royal, which is situated across from the hotel. 

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Park Plaza London Park Royal
Park Plaza London Park Royal

Hotel Meridiana – Kings Cross

Just 150 m from King’s Cross Railway Station, Hotel Meridiana is a 5-minute walk from elegant Bloomsbury. The family-run hotel offers budget rooms, breakfast and free internet access. In case you want to live in central London, the location of Hotel Meridiana is perfect to explore London City. 

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Hotel Meridiana London
Hotel Meridiana London

The Montana Hotel – Kensington

The modern and clean 3-star Montana is very close to museums, the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park. It has a restaurant, bar and air-conditioned rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. Very nice location of this hotel making sure to give you easy access to public transport. 

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The Montana Hotel London
The Montana Hotel London

The Corner London City – Tower Hamlets

The Corner London City is situated in the City of London within 5 minute walk of Aldgate East and Aldgate Tube stations with connections to the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel. A very reasonably priced hotel makes sure tourists who are travelling on a budget, are able to book Corner London city hotel and enjoy their vacation in London.

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The Corner London City Hotel London
The Corner London City Hotel London

In addition to the above-mentioned hand-picked hotels, if you are looking for other specific London hotels which are available during your stay in London you can search and book from below:

Best London Tour packages for Kolkata Tourists

Finally, when you are done with your hotel booking, we can help you book some London tours depending on your interest, individuals, groups, food tours etc. We have listed some of the most booked London tours for you to check out and book for travellers from Kolkata.

1. Big Bus Hop On Hop Off London Tour

For first-time tourists coming from Kolkata, Big Bus Hop on Hop off London Tour is a fantastic tour helping you explore the whole city without walking along the London streets. See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to the captivating commentary. This is a perfect tour to see London in a day and you can hop off at places which you would like to see and experience.

big bus London hop on hop off tour of London
Big Bus London hop on hop off tour of London

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2. London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option

When you are in London, you really want to take a spin on London Eye. It’s a must to visit when you are in London for the time. Fast track option for a perfect Lastminute London Eye experience are available! helping you save time. With fast-track entry for your standard flight in a shared pod, you get to skip the majority of the queue and straight go in the London Eye Pods.

London Eye Pod from outside
London Eye Pod from outside

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3. Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London

Step into the mystical world of Harry Potter™ with a behind-the-scenes visit to Warner Bros. Studio London. Its a perfect family outing. The tour takes full day. With luxury round-trip transport from London Victoria to the north London studios included, this 7-hour experience enables you to discover the magic of the Harry Potter films without any hassle.

warner bros studio the making of harry potter with luxury round trip in London
warner bros studio the making of harry potter with a Luxury round trip to London

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4. Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour

Experience the original Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace. Enjoy traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones on the grounds of the Palace by the Diana Statue. The experience is enjoyed with family and friends and is set up in a very relaxing fashion. The service is top class, and you should add this into your weekend list. 

 
royal high tea at kensington palace tour
Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour

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In case you are unable to find the right tour package for yourself you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.

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Top 3 UK Airports Parking Services

When you think of travelling from one place to another and feel comfortable taking your car to the airport? You look forward to the best airport parking experience and hassle-free payments and services. We are trying to cover all the possible options for airport parking that will help you travel to your vacations hassle-free and in peace.

We are covering the top 3 busiest airports in the UK here and want to gather all relevant car parking information in one place for all our visitors.

Heathrow Parking Services

Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the UK. The highest number of inbound and outbound traffic makes Heathrow Airport very busy, and parking is generally full during festive times. The Heathrow Airport offers various types of parking solutions from Short Stay, Long Stay and Business to Meet and Greet, POD and Valet Parking. Below we have shown where all these parking options are available on a map—and also listed the features and services of each of these parking options available at LHR.

London Heathrow Airport All Terminals Car Parking Map
London Heathrow Airport All Terminals Car Parking Map

Heathrow Short Stay Parking

Just a 2-minute walk from terminal 5, Short Stay is ideal for meeting or dropping passengers and a great choice for short trips away and business meetings.

You can book Short Stay parking in advance for durations over one hour up to two hours before your arrival, subject to availability.

Please note, that Heathrow doesn’t currently provide EV charging facilities in the Short Stay car parks. With this in mind, we recommend that all customers driving electric vehicles to the airport charge them adequately before arrival.

  • A 2-minute walk from the Terminal doors.
  • LED lighting to aid navigation.
  • Automated Number Plate Recognition and ‘Car Finder’ system.
  • 24/7 security

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Long Stay Parking

Heathrow Long Stay Parking is ideal if you’re going away for a couple of days or more.

Simply book Long Stay parking for your trip or drive up to any Long Stay car park. At the entry barrier, your registration will be recognised and a ticket will be printed showing your registration and Booking Reference. Once the barrier opens, you may proceed to the zone indicated.

Use the intercom points at the bus stops to request a pick-up.

  • You won’t find our parking cheaper anywhere else.
  • Shuttle buses run every 10-15 minutes to the terminal doors.
  • Free Wifi on shuttle buses.
  • 24/7 security

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Heathrow airport Long Stay car park
Heathrow Airport Long Stay car park

Business Parking

The ideal solution for time-poor business travellers and other passengers who want to travel ultra-efficiently and in style. Business parking is available in Terminals 2 & 3 and Terminal 5 with no requirement to hand in your keys.

  • Ultra-convenient location on the airfield perimeter.
  • Business-class shuttle buses with minimal wait times.
  • Free Wifi on shuttle buses.
  • 24/7 security.

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Meet & Greet Parking

Meet and Greet parking is one of the most convenient, hassle-free ways to park your car at Heathrow. Just drive your vehicle to our Short Stay car park, leave your keys with us and our highly-experienced and professional team will do the rest.

Please note, that we don’t currently have EV charging facilities at our Meet & Greet car parks and cannot charge vehicles for customers whilst they’re away. With this in mind, we recommend that all customers driving electric vehicles to the airport charge them adequately before arrival.

Local charging stations with fast and rapid charging facilities can be found here.

  • Short walk to the terminal.
  • No transfer is needed – just drop your car and off you go.
  • 24/7 secure parking.
  • No, wait for the car on return.

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Heathrow Airport Meet and Greet Parking Service
Heathrow Airport Meet and Greet Parking Service

POD Parking Heathrow Terminal 5

POD parking is one of the most convenient, efficient, eco-friendly ways to get from your car to the Terminal 5 building.

  • Available 7 days per week, Monday-to-Sunday, 04:00-00:30.
  • To and from T5 in just six minutes.
  • Each Pod carries up to four passengers and their luggage
  • 30 seconds for one to become available.
  • Greenest transit solution at Heathrow.
  • There are two POD pick points Business parking Station A and Station B which take you to Terminal 5

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Heathrow airport POD parking service
Heathrow Airport POD parking service

Heathrow Valet Parking

The easiest parking option without exception.

Our experienced team conduct a prompt visual inspection of the car, takes receipt of your car key from you and directs you onwards for an enjoyable airport experience. Upon return, there is no need to call us; your car will be waiting for you in reserved spaces of the Short Stay car park, a moment’s walk from the Terminal. It’s an amazing service for people who are in a rush and want to have a smooth parking experience at the airport.

  • Leave your car right outside your Terminal and we’ll park it
  • 100% discount on the Terminal Drop-Off Charge.
  • No wait guarantee on your return.
  • 24/7 security monitoring.

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London Stansted Parking Services

London Stansted is the second busiest airport in the UK. And surely being one of the busiest airports, Parking is well taken care of. Stansted Airport offers parks of various kinds similar to London Heathrow Airport like Short stay, Mid stay, Long Stay, Meet & Greet, and JetParks. They are making sure the visitors to Stansted airport can park at ease and feel safe with parking services offered.

stansted airport car parking map
Stansted Airport Car Parking Map

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Meet & Greet Stansted Parking

Meet & Greet parking offers an easy, premium experience. Simply arrive, pull into a bay and let us take care of the rest, so you’re free to begin your trip. Our friendly experienced Meet & Greet drivers are fully insured and will treat your car as if it’s their own. While you’re away, your car will be parked at an official London Stansted Airport car park, with CCTV, floodlights and fencing, so you can relax in the knowledge that your car is safe and secure. It’s also our closest car park to the terminal (just a two-minute walk from check-in) so if you’re travelling with children or have lots of luggage, this car park is perfect for you.

London Stansted Car Parking
London Stansted Car Parking

London Stansted JetParks

JetParks is our cheapest airport parking option. The car parks sit a little further out but come with a free shuttle bus, meaning you can get the best airport parking deals at the best price. Our free shuttle buses leave from JetParks every 15 minutes, and the journey takes just 15-20 minutes. Enjoy your trip safe in the knowledge that JetParks is Park Mark awarded, equipped with the very best safety features, and well-lit if you’re arriving or returning when it’s dark.

Note: JetParks is closed from 1st November 2022 to 31st March 2023. A long stay is the best alternative.

London Stansted Long Stay Parking

Long-stay parking at Stansted Airport is our best value option for long trips away, perfect for those looking to be away for 2 weeks or more. Operating Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) for simple entry and exit, simply pull up, keep hold of your keys and then head to the nearest bus stop. Free bus transfers leave every 15 minutes and take around 15 minutes to get to the terminal.

London Stansted Mid-Stay Parking

Mid-stay parking at London Stansted Airport is perfect for your 7-day trip. Free bus transfers leave every 10 minutes and take just 7 minutes to get to the terminal, 24 hours a day. Pre-book your space now for the best Stansted mid-stay parking prices.

London Stansted Short-Stay Parking

Short Stay Parking at London Stansted is right next to the terminal, making it a great option when you want a short route to check-in. There are five zones to choose from when you book Stansted Short Stay parking, so the walk to the terminal will take between one and ten minutes, depending on where you are parked. You’ll also keep your keys, so you can enjoy your trip safe in the knowledge that your car is safe and secure and will be exactly where you left it when you return. Book now to get the best deal on Stansted Airport short-stay parking charges.

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Official Gatwick Airport Parking

London Gatwick Parking Services

London Gatwick has been the 3rd busiest airport in the UK. The number of passenger transits dropped in 2019 and 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is coming back strong. London Gatwick Airport Parking offers 6 different types of parking options for its customers. Parking options are Short Stay, Long Stay, Premium Short Stay, Blue Badge Parking, Commuter Parking, and Summer Special Parking.

Gatwick Short Stay Parking
Gatwick Short Stay Parking

Away for a few days, off on a business trip, or picking up a passenger? Official Short Stay parking at Gatwick Airport is perfect for anyone wanting to walk straight through the terminal. Book online today for exclusive online savings.

  • Keep your keys
  • Five minutes covered walk to the terminal
  • Safe and secure
  • Blue Badge spaces are available

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Gatwick Long Stay Parking

Our official Gatwick Airport Long Stay parking option is a perfect budget-friendly choice for those taking longer trips abroad. Simply park your car and take the shuttle straight to the terminal for a hassle-free start to your trip.

  • Keep your keys
  • A short, 10-minute bus ride away
  • Free shuttle bus to the terminal
  • Blue Badge spaces are available

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gatwick premium short stay parking
Gatwick Premium Short Stay Parking

Gatwick Premium Short Stay Parking

Are you keen to enter or leave the terminal as quickly as possible? Premium Short Stay Parking provides same-level access to the Terminal and is our most convenient parking option, ideal for those departing on a short break or business trip.

  • Keep your keys
  • Two minutes covered walk to the terminal
  • Extra-wide bays available
  • The closest parking to the terminal

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Gatwick Blue Badge Parking

Disabled parking bays are available in all of Gatwick Airport’s car parks, providing hassle-free access to the airport for those with reduced mobility.

  • Fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010
  • signposted
  • Same-level access to terminal buildings with our premium car parks

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disabled parking at airport
Gatwick Blue Badge disabled parking

Gatwick commuters Parking

If you are looking for London commuter parking or regularly travel down to Brighton then park your car at Gatwick Airport and jump straight on the train.

  • Flexible monthly, quarterly and yearly season tickets
  • Located in our Short Stay car parks, just a short walk away from Gatwick Airport train station
  • Regular, direct trains up to the City and down to the South Coast
  • Safe and secure parking

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Gatwick Summer Special Parking

Wherever you jet off to next summer, our Summer Special parking provides excellent value for money and unbeatable service.

  • A superior on-site location
  • A free 10-minute bus ride away
  • Unbeatable valet service that returns your car to you on your return

You can Book & Save Up To 60% with Official Gatwick Airport Parking Don’t miss out on this offer and save money by booking your airport parking with us.

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Purple Parking Services

We have partnered with Purple Parking to help you park your car and go on your vacations peacefully. Some of the features Purple Parking can offer you are:

  • Pre-book and Save up to 70%*
  • Available at 28 Airports
  • On Airport Parking
  • Off Airport Parking
  • Meet and Greet Parking
  • Airport Parking from £29 per week
  • Parking at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Stansted and more.

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Purple Parking

Electric Vehicle Charging points at airports and costs

These airports also offer Electric Vehicle charging. As the prohibition on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars takes effect in 2030, the prevalence of electric vehicles is on the rise. However, one might wonder about the expenses associated with charging an electric car.

Utilize our partnership with GoCompare’s Electric Car charging calculator to estimate the charging expenses for your electric vehicle.

Birthday Celebration Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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We all gathered in London to celebrate my dad’s birthday celebration dinner cruise on the Thames River this July 2022. We heard a lot about it and wanted to celebrate this occasion on the Thames River cruise. It is a fantastic place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries etc. I booked the tickets for 6 of us from Viator which was the London Dinner cruise on the Thames River. My wife and I travelled from Tallinn, Estonia and my mom, brother and his wife travelled from New Delhi, India.

It was a special occasion, as it is very rare that we are able to gather all in London after so long. Especially due to Covid restrictions lasting 2 years. It has been a rough time for friends and family to gather. So here we are at the Westminster Pier sharp by 6.30 pm. Even though our cruise will start by 7 pm. We wanted to make sure that we reach in time and in case of any issues with finding the cruise we have ample time to go to the right place.

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Dinner Cruise Starting Point

We had to reach the departure point which was: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK. See the map below.

At the entry which was the boarding point gate, we walked along and were greeted by the ticket checker. we had our London Dinner cruise on the Thames River in hand. Also, Viator sent us a mail where we can add the ticket to the Apple wallet as well.

Dinner cruise starting point
Dinner Cruise Starting Point

We waited in the waiting area to post our ticket check. And we were called to get inside the cruise in like another 10 minutes or so. I was super excited to see the Thames River, Lastminute.com London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. We were asked to queue and we entered the cruise and were given a table for six next to the window. The fantastic view around, while the cruise was a little wobbly.

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4 Course Meal Experience at Dinner Cruise

We sat for a while and the background music started playing. The cruise was moving along and we crossed London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, and Canary Wark. While enjoying the London city views. The Food service started and we were first served some drinks. We had the option of having alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. By default, they were serving Sparkling wine.

Bread, butter and Salad for Starters

we were served Bread, butter, and Salad, as we opted for the vegetarian option when we were booking for the cruise. Just want to highlight that please do make sure that when you are doing your booking, please share your food choice i.e. vegetarian, non-vegetarian and any allergies in advance. When you are placing your booking you will be asked about your food preferences.

salad and bread with welcome drink for starters
salad and bread with a welcome drink for starters

Vegetarian Artichokes Lasagne for the main course

had Lasagne Of Artichokes, Spinach And Sauté Of Mixed Mushrooms, and Goats Cheese (V), Served With Seasonal Vegetables. The meal was delicious and was enough for one person. We ordered some wine. It was overall a good combination of food and drink.

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lasagne of artichokes at Thames river dinner cruise
lasagne of artichokes at Thames River dinner cruise

Chocolate Truffle cake for Dessert

Finally, we reached the dessert and we got white, Dark And Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake (V) Served With A Raspberry Coulis. The dessert was too big for my wife, so we said we want only one. And my mother knowing diabetic, asked for tea for her instead.

After dessert, we all had the option of coffee, or tea as a palate cleanser.

I wished we had a cake as well, would have been awesome to cut it on the cruise, but we completely forgot about it. Anyways, overall the meal was delicious and all six of us enjoyed it.

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Chocolate Truffle Cake at Thame Dinner Cruise
Chocolate Truffle Cake at Thame Dinner Cruise

Live performance at the Cruise

There was nice celebration-related music all the time in the background. After our meals, there was a live performance and the anchor was asking everyone to share the reason for their visit to come to the dinner cruise today. The majority of the people were celebrating their birthdays or anniversaries. The anchor came to us and asked us as well, we shared it was our dad’s birthday. So everyone gave a round of applause and wished him a happy birthday.

Live performance at the Cruise
Live performance at the Cruise

The whole cruise was full of positive vibes and everyone enjoyed it. We all started dancing later and took loads of pictures of all of London’s iconic buildings. As the festive time of the year is approaching you can also book the Christmas Dinner Party Cruise to have fantastic Christmas celebrations with your friends, office colleagues and family.

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From Westminster Pier to HMS Belfast and Back

The cruise started from Westminster Pier and we were taken through beautiful London Icons like:

  • Westminster Pier
  • London Eye
  • Shakespeare Globe Theatre
  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Warf
  • Tower of London
  • The Shard
  • Sea Life London Aquarium
  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • HMS Belfast
  • Canary Wark
  • Cutty Sark
  • O2 Arena
  • Old Royal Naval College

Overall Experience at Thames River Dinner Cruise

It was a fantastic place to celebrate a birthday or any occasion you want to make it special. We enjoyed the food, live music, and ambience set on the cruise. The duration of the cruise is less than 3 hours or so. It is a perfect place for any celebration. We enjoyed our time and at the end of the day when you have your family the time always becomes enjoyable and amazing.

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Kuwait City to London tour packages

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Looking for Kuwait City to London tour packages? Look no further. We have got you covered here by sharing all the relevant information you will need to book your memorable London tour. London is one of the most beautiful cities to visit any time of the year. No wonder London city is one of the most visited cities by Kuwaitis in western Europe. Nearly 70% of Kuwaitis visit London for holidays. London is unmissable and known for its shopping, food and nightlife and is one of the best in Europe.

Visa for London from Kuwait City

To have a memorable London tour, you will have to first check if you need a visa to travel to London. The UK introduced an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) for Kuwaiti passport holders in 2016. Please read below if you are eligible for the Electronic Visa Waiver scheme or will have to apply for the standard visa to travel to the UK.

Visa requirements for Kuwaiti Nationals

Kuwaiti nationals may not be required to apply for a UK visa if they are travelling to the UK for:

  • Tourism
  • Studies
  • Medical Treatment
  • Business

Eligible Kuwaiti nationals can apply for the Electronic Visa waiver (EVW) for the UK, by submitting the online application form. Visitors can use the EVW instead of a visa to enter the UK for periods of up to 6 months. This process has been designed to simplify the process of obtaining authorization to enter the UK. To apply for the Electronic Visa waiver (EVW) for Kuwaiti nationals please “Click Here” To apply for the UK EVW, you will need the following documents:

  • your current passport
  • an address in the UK where you will stay
  • details of your journey, including departure and arrival dates and times

Latest News: Going forward from 22 February 2024 onwards, Kuwaiti Nationals will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) if they are travelling to the UK. Click here to know more. 

Visa requirements for Kuwaiti residents

As has been noted, Kuwaiti residents who are non-nationals will need to apply for a UK visa before travelling to the UK. There are various types of UK visas available. To know more about how to apply for a London tourist visa check out our detailed post on applying for a London Visa here. You can also book an appointment for a visa by going to the link here: Contact GOV.UK and you will have to go in person once you have booked an appointment at the Kuwait Visa application centre.

Following is the Visa Office application centre address here:

UK Visa Application Centre 28th Floor, Arraya Centre, Sharq, Al Shaheed Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait View on Google Maps below:

Visa Application Centre Opening Hours:

Business hours Sunday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Application Submission Sunday – Thursday 09:00 – 16:00
Passport collection hours Sunday – Thursday 16:00 – 17:00

Visa Application Centre Opening Days:

Holidays Date Day
New Year’s Day 02-Jan-22 Sunday
National Day 27-Feb-22 Sunday
Prophet’s Ascension 28-Feb-22 Monday
Eid Al Fitr Holidays 01-May-22 Sunday
Eid Al Fitr Holidays 02-May-22 Monday
Eid Al Fitr Holidays 03-May-22 Tuesday
Eid al- Adha 10-Jul-22 Sunday
Eid al- Adha 11-Jul-22 Monday
Eid al- Adha 12-Jul-22 Tuesday
Islamic New Year 30-Jul-22 Saturday
Prophet’s Birthday 08-Oct-22 Saturday

What to carry on the Visa appointment day

Also on the visa appointment day, you will need to carry the following documents:

  1. Printout of the Appointment Confirmation letter confirming the details of your appointment – Received from VFS Global
  2. Valid passport or travel document with at least 1 page that is blank on both sides
  3. Printout of your checklist – From your completed application on GOV.UK
  4. Supporting Documents – If you have not uploaded your documents online, you will need to bring them with you to the Visa Application Centre. Please refer to UKVI guidelines for your visa type for the documents you must provide. Documents should be sized, sorted and separated according to the supporting documents guidelines, to ensure swift processing at the Visa Application Centre.

Flight tickets from Kuwait City to London

The distance between Kuwait City and London is about 5,876 KM. A direct flight from Kuwait City to London will take about 6 hours and 20 mins. But, in case of unavailability, there are connecting flights as well. For instance, Turkish Airlines will go first to Istanbul and then from Istanbul to London. The best airline and most frequent departure from Kuwait City to London Heathrow is Kuwait Airways. There are 19-20 weekly flights from Kuwait City to London. This makes taking flights from Kuwait City to London a seamless experience and ticket prices are reasonable as well. You can also book your Kuwait City to London flights from Jazeera Airways below: 

kuwait city to london flight Jazeera Airways logo
Jazeera Airways

Nearly 68% of the flight’s departures are from Kuwait Airways then 29% from British Airways and then 3% from Jazeera Airways. In case you don’t want to travel to London Heathrow (LHR) there is a direct service from Jazeera Airways which directly goes from Kuwait City to London Stansted Airport (STN). Jazeera Airways flights take off from Terminal 4 of Kuwait International Airport Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base (KWI). British Airways flights take off from Terminal 1 of Kuwait International Airport Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base (KWI). 

To check out the latest flight between Kuwait City and London you can search with our Partner Skyscanner below:

 

Top London hotels to stay in for Kuwaiti Tourists

However, once you are done with the visa formalities and flight booking, you will need to sort out the hotel booking. London has the most beautiful and highest number of 5-star hotels in the world with 75 hotels in total. Surpassing Dubai which has 61 5-star hotels. The top 10 London hotels as per travel and leisure in 2022 are as follows:

S.No Hotel Name Score  
1 Shangri-La the Shard, London 97.86 Check Availability
2 The Goring, Belgravia 96.55 Check Availability
3 The Connaught, Westminster 95.79 Check Availability
4 The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection 95.50 Check Availability
5 Kimpton Fitzroy London 95.24 Check Availability
6 Claridge’s, Mayfair 94.60 Check Availability
7 The Savoy, Strand 93.63 Check Availability
8 Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park 92.95 Check Availability
9 Four Seasons Hotel London, Park Lane 92.50 Check Availability
10 Rosewood London 92.39 Check Availability

In addition to that, if you are looking for other specific London hotels you can search and book below basis availability:

Best London tour packages for Kuwaiti tourists

When you reach London there are many fantastic London tours you can book, for instance. We have listed our top-selling London tours below:

1. London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option

Fast track option for a perfect Lastminute London Eye experience! With fast-track entry for your standard flight in a shared pod, you get to skip the majority of the queue.

 

London Eye Pod from outside
London Eye Pod from outside

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2. Big Bus Hop On Hop Off London Tour

See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to the captivating commentary.

big bus London hop on hop off tour of London
Big Bus London hop on hop off tour of London

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3. Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London

Step into the mystical world of Harry Potter™ with a behind-the-scenes visit to Warner Bros. Studio London. With luxury round-trip transport from London Victoria to the north London studios included, this 7-hour experience enables you to discover the magic of the Harry Potter films without any hassle.

warner bros studio the making of harry potter with luxury round trip in London
warner bros studio the making of harry potter with a Luxury round trip to London

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In case you are unable to find the right tour package for yourself you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.

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Tallinn to London Travel Experience July 2022

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Finally, I went to London in July 2022 after a good 2 years gap. This time I travelled from Tallinn to London. In this post, I will share my travel experience of what it’s like to travel from Tallinn to London.

Staying in Tallinn, Estonia for almost 3 months now. I definitely had to go to London. Knowing my Dad lives there, and I have not seen him for some time. We all decided that as the flights are open (Post Corona Virus Panedimic) from Estonia and from India both. We all can gather in London to celebrate my father’s birthday.

Tallinn to London Air Baltic Flight

Post-pandemic the flight cost has shot up and this was evident when we booked our Tallinn to London flights. We searched for our flights from Skyscanner. However, doing detailed research we found that if we book individual tickets from Tallinn (Lennart Meri) to London (Gatwick) one way and London to Tallinn one way. This way we can get the timing of the flight we want. This is not recommended approach however, we were able to save some money by doing this. Air Baltic flight from Tallinn to London for 2 people cost us €393 Euros. This one was not even direct, we first had to take a flight BT362 From Tallinn to Riga and then flight BT651 from Riga to London Gatwick.

The whole duration of the journey was 5 hours or so. Flight from Tallinn to Riga was for 50 mins and Riga to London was 3 hours or so. In total, if you are travelling from Tallinn to London the shortest time duration is 5 hours.

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Air Baltic
Air Baltic

I searched for the best deal for my Flight from Tallinn to London on Skyscanner. Check out the flights from Skyscanner below to get the best deals and offers:

London Gatwick Airport

Landed at the Third busiest airport in the UK. Gatwick airport and then I had to book a train to reach Central London. As we were hungry we took a quick bite from the Marks and Spencer Food store at the airport. I had my old University-time Oyster Card. However, for some reason, I was not able to top it up, even though I had GBP currency with me. Nevertheless, The fastest way to reach Central London that I figured out there was via the Gatwick Express. We bought a ticket one way from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria Station for £20 each. This was a little expensive but anyway, we had to buy one. The train came in at platform 2 and we hopped onto the train. There were about 2 stops before we reached Victoria Station, East Croydon and Clapham Junction.

London Victoria to East Ham Station

We reached London Victoria in about 30 mins. From there we continued our journey to East Ham. We took the district line towards Upton Park. This journey involved 19 stops. I mean this was the fastest we could travel to reach our destination at reasonable expenses. You may take a private cab but then they will be charging a lot more than a good old London tube.

You can plan your journey by visiting the TFL website, as there are a lot of disruptions due to construction and repair work done on the tube line.

Visa For London, UK

Thankfully I had a UK tourist visa before I moved to Estonia. I applied for a UK visa when I was in Delhi, India. As I have been a frequent traveller to the UK. I applied for a 5-year tourist visa from the New Delhi VFS Global Centre. In case you are Estonian and want to travel to the UK, You need not apply for a visa. Estonians can travel to the UK and stay up to 6 months without a visa. You also need to make sure that you meet the standard visitor eligibility requirements. To know more about the UK visa types and fees you can check out our Visa for London UK page.

Overall I had been missing London and finally got a chance to visit this beautiful city again. My Tallinn to London travel Experience had been good, and I will be travelling more frequently now. Knowing COVID-19 has taken more than 2 years of our life. Another reason being I have shifted to Tallinn, So Tallinn to London travel will be much more frequent than Delhi to London travel.

London Weather

However must say, summers here are getting unbearable. Climate change is playing havoc. All the underground trains are too old to cope with the heat. Especially the Central line does not have air conditioning. A lot is going to change in this big city. And the climate is going to play a pivotal role.

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Riyadh to London Tour Packages

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Are you in the midst of planning your vacation from Riyadh to London? Your search ends here, as this post exclusively focuses on comprehensive Riyadh to London tour packages, providing you with all the essential details you need for your trip.

Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. The population of Riyadh is 7.6 million in 2019, making it the most populous city in Saudi Arabia. The GDP per capita income of Riyadh is $ 32,372, which is the second-highest after Dhahran’s $55,940. This makes the city have high disposable income to travel around the world and a high inbound travel destination to the UK.

Riyadh to London Travel

The distance between Riyadh and London is a whopping 6,118 km by road and 4,946 km by air. You need to be super adventurous to do road travel to reach London from Riyadh. By Road, it can take a minimum of 62 hours to reach London. Of course, you will be taking breaks throughout your journey. So it can take up to 7 -9 days of being on the road to reach London. However, the best alternative we would recommend to travel to London from Riyadh will be Air travel.

Riyadh to London flights

The best airline service and most efficient on-time arrival will be the national airline of Saudi Arabia which is Saudia. Reviewers on Tripadvisor have given 3.5 stars to the Saudia airline. Following are the topmost recommended airlines for travel to London from Riyadh:

  1. Saudia (3.5 stars on Tripadvisor)
  2. Emirates (4 stars on Tripadvisor)
  3. British Airways ( 3.5 stars on Tripadvisor)
  4. Qatar (4 stars on Tripadvisor)
  5. KLM (4 stars on Tripadvisor)

The fastest among the above-mentioned flights will be Saudia and British Airways which will take roughly 7 hours to reach London. Both these flights offer non-stop flight from Riyadh to London. We recommend Saudia and Qatar Airways as a flight to book your trip from Riyadh to London.

Top London hotels to stay for Riyadh Tourists

Once you are done with the visa formalities and flight booking, you will need to sort out the hotel booking. London has the most beautiful and highest number of 5-star hotels in the world with 75 hotels in total. Surpassing Dubai which has 61 5-star hotels. The top 10 London hotels as per travel and leisure in 2022 are as follows:

S.No Hotel Name Score  
1 Shangri-La the Shard, London 97.86 Check Availability
2 The Goring, Belgravia 96.55 Check Availability
3 The Connaught, Westminster 95.79 Check Availability
4 The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection 95.50 Check Availability
5 Kimpton Fitzroy London 95.24 Check Availability
6 Claridge’s, Mayfair 94.60 Check Availability
7 The Savoy, Strand 93.63 Check Availability
8 Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park 92.95 Check Availability
9 Four Seasons Hotel London, Park Lane 92.50 Check Availability
10 Rosewood London 92.39 Check Availability

In case you are looking for other specific London hotels you can search and book below basis availability:

Visa requirements for Travelling to London from Riyadh

For Riyadh to London travel, it is mandatory for Citizens as well as ex-pats to apply for a visa to travel to the UK. Following is the process for booking your UK tourist visa:

1. Choose the UK Visa Type

You will have to choose the right visa to travel to the UK. Generally, tourists who are travelling to the UK for a short term can apply for a short-term visa which is valid for up to 6 months. You can see all visa types here Link

2. UK Visa Fees

Following are the visa fees to travel to the UK:

    • Standard Visitor visa – for the UK, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey
Visa types – Standard Visitors Visa application fee in Saudi Arabian Riyal (﷼) Visa application fee (USD)
Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry) SAR 499 $ 133
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years) SAR 1,890 $ 504
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years) SAR 3,431 $ 915
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years) SAR 4,305 $ 1,148
Visiting academic – more than 6 months up to 12 months SAR 994 $ 265
Marriage visitor visa SAR 499 $ 133
Permitted paid engagement visa SAR 499 $ 133
Private medical treatment – more than six months up to 11 months SAR 994 $ 265
Visit the UK in a Chinese tour group (the UK only) SAR 499 $ 133
    • Child Visitors
Visa types – Child Visitors Visa application fee in Saudi Arabian Riyal (﷼) Visa application fee (USD)
Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry) SAR 499  $ 133
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years) SAR 1,890 $ 504
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years) SAR 3,431 $ 915
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years) SAR 4,305 $ 1,148

Please Note: The visa fees may change from time to time. We will keep it updated, in case the changes are frequent, you may also visit the “Gov.UK” website to check the latest UK visa fees from Riyadh.

3. Apply for a UK visa Online and Pay

Once you have decided the type of visa you want to apply you, you will then have to fill out the application form on the Gov.UK website in English and pay online for the visa type selected. At the bottom of the page, you will see a “Start Now” button to start a new application. Apply Here

4. Appointment at VFS Global Riyadh

Once you have completed the application and paid the fees online, you will be redirected to the VFS Global website to book a face-to-face appointment to submit the visa application documents and biometric capture. Following is the Riyadh UK Visa application centre:

VFS Global Riyadh Address Opening Hours
UK Visa Application Centre 2591 Makkah road, al Hada, Riyadh 12913, Saudi Arabia, (Beside Marriott Courtyard, Opposite of Diplomatic Quarters Gate 2) Business hours are Sunday to Thursday 09:00 – 16:00

To know more about the Riyadh UK visa application centre click here. To edit or reschedule your booked appointment you can Log in to VFS global here.

5. Documents to carry on the appointment day

Once your appointment is fixed, you will have to carry the following documents with you to the visa application centre:

  • Printout of the Appointment Confirmation letter confirming the details of your appointment (Received from VFS Global)
  • Valid passport or travel document (With at least 1 page that is blank on both sides)
  • Printout of your checklist (From your completed application on GOV.UK)
  • Supporting documents you have not uploaded your documents online, you will need to bring them with you to the Visa Application Centre. Please refer to UKVI guidelines for your visa type for the documents you must provide. Documents should be sized, sorted and separated according to the supporting documents guidelines, to ensure swift processing at the Riyadh Visa Application Centre.

Once you have sorted your visa, you will have to Book your flights which we have recommended above. And once you have booked your flight you land in the dreamland of London. Below you can see our top-selling London tour packages you must check out and book.

Latest News: Going forward from 22 February 2024 onwards, Saudi Arabian Nationals will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) if they are travelling to the UK. Click here to know more. 

You can also apply for the UK Visa from our partner iVisa by clicking below: 

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Best London Tour Packages for tourists travelling from Riyadh

We have listed below top London tours curated for Riyadh tourists, ensuring a memorable and enriching experience in the vibrant city, encompassing its iconic attractions and cultural highlights. 

1. Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour

Experience the original Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace tour. Enjoy traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones on the grounds of the Palace by the Diana Statue.

royal high tea at kensington palace tour
Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour

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2. Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London

Step into the mystical world of Harry Potter™ with a behind-the-scenes visit to Warner Bros. Studio London. With luxury round-trip transport from London Victoria to the north London studios included, this 7-hour experience enables you to discover the magic of the Harry Potter films without any hassle.
 
warner bros studio the making of harry potter with luxury round trip in London
warner bros studio the Making of harry potter with a Luxury round trip to London

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3. The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Admission Ticket

When in London, you don’t want to miss the fresh and fragrant air of “The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew”. Stroll along a walkway high up in the treetops, and explore acres of gardens under glass. Step inside a royal palace, discover galleries of botanical art, and experience 250 years of royal history at Kew Gardens, London’s largest World Heritage Site.

Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens

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4. Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater

The Tower of London is steeped in rich history dating back more than 850 years. Explore the castle with a beefeater (also known as a Yoeman Warder) who knows the castle and its history better than normal tour guides do. 

Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater
Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater

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In case you are unable to find the right tour package from Riyadh for yourself, you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.

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Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden Tour

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Enjoy a leisurely one-way Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden Tour passing by sights such as London Zoo.

If you are in London for the first time or have visited London multiple times, you must take this trip to Camden Town from Little Venice. It’s a picturesque 3.5 km boat ride.

Boat Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the pleasures of Regent’s Canal
  • Learn about the history of the canals
  • Pass through the Maida Hill Tunnel
  • Admire the landscaped gardens of stately homes along the canal

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Waterbus Boat Trip Description

This tour includes travel from picturesque Little Venice to vibrant Camden Town along the Regent’s Canal. This waterway is a leisurely corridor through London, navigated by leisure boats and lined with quirky houseboats.

You’ll pass by Regent’s Park, the grounds of London Zoo, and through the echoey depths of the 248-meter Maida Hill tunnel. Each boat has slide-opening windows throughout, so everyone gets a view. As you pass through London Zoo, watch for warthogs and African hunting dogs, which can often be seen as the boat passes their canal-side enclosure.

Travel past the homes of well-known musicians, actors, and celebrities. You will also see the expansive and landscaped back gardens of grand houses used by ambassadors and visiting international diplomats. Arrive in the heart of Camden Market, home to many world-class traders and international cuisines.

Little Venice Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat
Little Venice Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat

What’s included in the Boat ride:

  • Boat trip from Little Venice to Camden Town
  • Guided commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Not Included)
  • Food and drinks (Not Included)
  • Tips (Not Included)

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Meeting Points for your Boat ride to Camden Town:

The boats are moored on the north side of Browning’s pool opposite the Warwick crescent and the Waterside café boat, on the towpath directly below Blomfield Road (Check out the map below). If getting a taxi, ask for The Bridge House, postcode W2 6ND. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled departure to allow for check-in and boarding. Check-in closes 5 minutes before each scheduled departure time.

In case you arrive early there are nice cafes and restaurants nearby which you can enjoy before hopping onto the boat. Some of the noticeable ones are:

  • Waterside café – Website
  • Kateh, Persian Restaurant – Website
  • The Summer House, Chic seafood restaurant – Website

waterbus boat in regents canal
Waterbus boat in Regents canal

Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden Town Route Map:

Know before you go:

  •  The cruise will depart from Little Venice and end at Camden Lock
  •  A ratio of one adult for every child under the age of 4 is required due to regulations on the river. If this does not adhere you will not be able to board the boat.

The following items are not allowed inside the boat:

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Mobility scooters
  • Smoking
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Vaping
  • Bikes
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Bare feet

Hope you enjoy your Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden Tour with us :). You can book your two-way boat ride with us here.

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Doha to London Tour Package

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Planning your next trip from Doha to London? We have got it covered. Doha is the capital city of Qatar. The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is Qatar’s fastest-growing country and people are eager to travel and see the world. This posting on how people of Doha can travel and enjoy their time in London makes perfect sense. This post is created keeping in mind the informative guide for the Doha citizens to travel to London. What all information and visas they will need and the most popular London Tours they can avail from our website.

The distance between Doha and London is a whopping 5,212 KM by air and 6,615 KM by road. And only the most adventurous would travel to London from Doha via Road. We suggest that you take the air route and there are many direct flights operating between the two cities. Air tickets for Economy class prices can vary from  600 QAR (Qatari Riyal) to 900 QAR. Business-class and first-class tickets can vary from 9,000 QAR to 15,000 QAR depending on the airline to airline.

The best Airline to travel from Doha to London is Qatar Airways

The best service, most efficient and certified 5 Star Airline is Qatar Airlines. The staff, seats, amenities, food and beverages are absolutely flawless. And Qatar Airways is one of the first-ever airlines to be aware of the 5 Star airline award. So flying with Qatar Airways is not only safe but also the best in class. No matter whether you travel in Economy, Business or First class. It is the only airline that goes direct from Doha to London. You also have a choice of Etihad Airways, Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines and Oman Air to name a few.

To get the latest offers on flights from Doha to London you can check below:

  1. Qatar (www.Qatar.com)
  2. Etihad Airways (www.Etihad.com/en/)
  3. Egypt Air
  4. Turkish Airline
  5. Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways

Visa for London from Doha

For travel from Doha to London, it is mandatory for people to get a Visa. However, if you are a Qatari citizen, you can apply for the Waiver, which is also called the EVW program. Under this program, Qatari citizens can enter the United Kingdom without having to apply for a traditional Visa. This process saves time for both UK authorities and Qatari travellers. In case you are travelling for Tourism, Business, studying, or short-term medical treatment you can avail of this visa from the EVW government website. And if you are travelling to the UK for work or marriage you will need to apply for another type of visa.

Visa application for Qatari Citizens

All you need to do is:

  • Fill out the EVW application form online here: “Apply EVW for Qataris”
  • Check all the information is filled in and that all fields are filled
  • Receive the EVW authorisation for travel to London/Britain via email
  • Print the EVW to show at the arrival immigration gates.

You will need to have the following documents with you to apply for the EVW UK entry permit.

  • Qatari Passport
  • Credit Card or Debit Card

Visa application for non-Qatari Citizens travelling from Doha

All you need to do is:

  • Book your Visa from the VFS Global website here: “VFS Global Doha”
  • You can also go in person to apply for a UK tourist visa at the Doha VFS centre which is:

     UK Visa Application Centre:

     Level – 1, Al Nuaimi Building,

     Oqba Ibn Nafie Street,

     Airport Road, Doha, Qatar

     Opening Hours – Sunday – Thursday  – 9 AM – 4 PM (Except public holidays)

  • You can apply online as well for the UK visa by clicking here: “UK Visa application from Doha
  • The following documents must be taken to the application centre:

      1. Print out the appointment confirmation letter confirming the details of your visa appointment.

      2. Valid passport or travel document

      3. Supporting Documents – If you are not uploaded your documents online, you will need to bring them to the visa centre. You may also need to bring one recent photograph and any other documents depending on the visa application.

You can also apply for the UK Visa from our partner iVisa by clicking below: 

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Best London tour packages for tourists travelling from Doha to London:

Even if you have travelled to London multiple times from Doha, there are exciting London tour packages for everyone. We have mentioned below the best London tour packages for tourists travelling from Doha:

1. London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

The London Pass
The London Pass

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2. Big Bus Hop On Hop Off London Tour

See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to the captivating commentary.

big bus London hop on hop off tour of London
Big Bus London hop on hop off tour of London

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3. London Eye Ticket with skip-the-line Tour

Skip the line for a perfect Last Minute London Eye experience! With fast-track entry for your standard flight in a shared capsule, you get to skip the majority of the queue. Don’t waste time waiting in lines on vacation! The London Eye offers spectacular views of the capital of England from high above the River Thames.

the london eye is a giant ferris wheel on the south bank of the River thames near westminster bridge
London Eye ticket with skip the link tour

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In case you are unable to find the right tour package for yourself you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.

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