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Jun 5

LONDON SURVIVAL: The Tube

We’ve been posting A LOT about the London Underground the past few weeks, and there is a reason for that. One of the main reasons for so much Tube action is that it’s one of/ if not the #1 way to get around in London!

There are a lot to think about when it comes to public transportation in the city. Here is a link to simple tips to help in that area: http://bit.ly/15AAd2O

One thing to remember when it comes to the Tube is this: a lot of the stops are closer to each other than you think. You can save time and money if you just research a little about where the stations are actually located. Sometimes it even takes longer to ride the Tube than to walk! More info: http://bit.ly/jJha

Otherwise, the Tube really isn’t that bad and by other cities’ metro standards…it’s amazing! It moves fast and they make sure to keep them up and running with little backups. The only problem is this: to be able to have the Tubes always ready for rush hour, there are always a few lines closed every weekend. SO, make sure you know which ones they are closing before you set off on a journey. You’ll need to find alternative routes!

Here are the different ticket options to look into: http://bit.ly/Zt2RC8

And remember… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO 150 YEARS OF THE LONDON UNDERGROUND!!!

Here is an extremely entertaining blog you should follow. For all things London Tube: http://bit.ly/yHsbjt

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** Oxford Circus Station decorated for Great Gatsby! Picture not owned by MyGreatMove. 

Reason to move to London: The Painted Hall at the old Royal Naval College! http://bit.ly/K13kQ0

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Tufton Street, Westminster, London (by carregcennen)

lndnwlkr:

Tufton Street, Westminster, London (by carregcennen)

Reason to move to London: Greenwich Park w/ Observatory overlook (Canary Wharf)

Reason to move to London: Greenwich Park w/ Observatory overlook (Canary Wharf)

Nothing says London quite like Dr. Who and rain!

Nothing says London quite like Dr. Who and rain!

LONDON TRAVEL GUIDES: The Inside Scoop

Before you even set off to move or visit London (or any place actually), one of the most important things you can pick up is a travel guide. Here at My Great Move, we’re suckers for the traditional guides; something about the new book smell and holding them in your hands! Thankfully in the digital age, there are numerous online sources that can help get you the information you need for FREE. OBVIOUSLY, your number 1 stop for help is www.mygreatmove.com. We have everything you need to make your move easier, and if we don’t have it on our site…email us and we’ll get it for you! But in the travel guide department, we do have a few suggestions that’ll give you the inside scoop on London’s culture and history. Here are our top picks:

Travel Books:

  1. Lonely Planet (esp. City Guides): Gives you great history and itinerary suggestions!
  2. Rough Guides: Another great travel book and one of our favourites!
  3. Rick Steves: This man always has a few great suggestions for you! Not to mention…he knows where the eating is good.
  4. Let’s Go Travels: Travel guide for those on a very strict budget.

Online Sources:

  1. TimeOut London: Database of everything currently going on in London. Not to mention, they love to break everything down into ‘Best Of’ lists: Best of London Restaurants, Best of Brunch, Best Views, Best Kept Secrets—you get the idea! It’s a must have for locals.  
  2. VisitLondon.com: Database of everything cultural happening in London.
  3. TripAdvisor.com: Where does everyone else suggest you visit in London? Find out!

 London Blog Sites:

  1. Londonist: Current news and pretty much everything you need to know about.
  2. London Unveiled: constant updates on less touristy places to visit in London.
  3. Tired of London, Tired of Life: local author’s daily updates on what to do in London.
  4. Little London Observationist: if you like to look at pictures of London…here ya go!

Before You Leave: Get a Guidebook!

We **LOVE** travel books here at My Great Move. Would doesn’t want to daydream about traveling the world? Before moving to London…pick up a few! We’ll be back with more details on ones you should look into, but right now we want to point you towards The Lonely Planet. We’re sure you’ve heard of it; it’s one of the big kids on the travel block.

Check out their website and enjoy this interesting read on ‘The Worlds Most Extreme Road trips’


Shard and Tower of London x

Shard and Tower of London x

landscapelifescape:

Oxfordshire, England
Miniature Small-Town (by J_Fish)

landscapelifescape:

Oxfordshire, England

Miniature Small-Town (by J_Fish)

Lovely London.

(Source: brain-food)