I have never been to London but last Sunday I finally had the Chance to visit London for one day. Before boarding the plane, I fetched a small travelguide provided by the ADAC and tried to get an overview of the city and marked interesting sights sorted by indoor and outdoor. Everyone knows, that the weather in London can be quite unpredictable and I wanted to always have an alternative as soon as the rain starts. Quite fast I realized, that London is far bigger then expected and that the network of underground trains and buses is frightening big though you can easily reach nearly every location, as long as you enter the correct vehicle.
Arrived at the Airport, I headed into the city using the Heathrow Express which is definitely the fastet but also a quite expensive way of 21 Pounds. As I arrived in the city, I went to the next underground station in order to get an overview of how you can travel and what the prices are. I was really surprised about how easy the underground network finally was and even the price is fair, if you by a ticket for one day and use it. I never took the wrong train and it always took me a few seconds only to find out which train it actually was to jump on.
From then on I started ‘flowing’ through the city, visiting sights, watching people and admiring the old buildings. When it rained, it rained. When it did not, it did not. Nobody cares in London.
The same thing applies on the prices you have to pay for things. As a visitor of other countries and cities it is really a shock, if you have to pay 20 GBP in order to enter a church. Well, as I already said, nobody cares and so should you, if you want to visit London for one day.
In the End it did not take long, until Londons magic got me, and I finished the day with a warm and happy feeling and with an empty purse on the top deck of a typical london bus.