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London to Edinburgh

I traveled around some of my favorite points of London, then spent some nights in Edinburgh.

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About Me:I'm a born and bred Londoner which loves to travel and experience different cultures read more

EuropeUnited Kingdom3 days / January 2019

Highs & Lows

Don't miss the Greenwich Observatory!

London is expensive!

Itinerary Overview

Since I was a child, I have always enjoyed traveling and above all changing your reality, even for a few days.

And traveling is what allows me to do

However, many times the travel budget is my biggest concern.

So I have been looking for ways that allow me to travel without having to wait all my life to save to do it. 

When I had some time off work but not enough money to travel far outside my home country of the UK, I decided to go on a local trip. I visited some of my favorite parts of London and then headed up to Edinburgh for the first time. This trip made me appreciate London in a completely different way. 

I've lived in London my whole life and I love the city. It is home to many a mix of diverse cultures, cuisines, art, and architecture and has a deep history. I decided to start my trip to South Bank!


  • 1 Night: London
  • 2 Nights: Edinburgh
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. South Bank is an amazing artistic experience, one of the best Riverside walks London has to offer. The closest station to South Bank is London Waterloo. I recommend walking to the London Eye and up the river towards Tate Modern museum. Once you arrive at Tate Modern, turn back enjoy the view from the opposite direction, then find the transport of London boat station (look for the logo similar to the one on London metro system, with a baby blue line through the circle instead of red). It is close to the national theatre, which is close to the London Eye. Get on the boat to Greenwich and enjoy the beautiful view of London. The boat will take you to Greenwich Cutty Sark, where you can enjoy the quaint town and then head up to the Greenwich Observatory in Greenwich Park, where you see London from a incredible perspective.

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Edinburgh is a beautiful Scottish City which it embeds its culture in its roots, home to Battered Mars Bars and street bagpipe players. I highly recommend taking a free walkimg tour to learn more about the history of Edinburgh. Google 'free walking tour Edinburgh' and you'll find it without issue. The tour is donation based it's a great way to start your visit Edinburgh to get a deep understanding and unique perspective of the city. Try whiskey tasting too, to try the best of what's going to Scotland has to offer. I did whiskey tasting at the Black Cat Pub, and I wasn't disappointed. I also recommend heading up to the viewpoint which will give you a incredible perspective of Edinburgh. Be sure to wrap up warm, the city can get very cold, especially on the viewpoint. Cosy wolly jumper and a apartment with a fireplace is a nice way to end your evening.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have stayed in London for longer if I could.

  • Restaurant recommendations?

    Try some food at The Pakora Bar - highly recommended!

  • Packing tips?

    Buy food from local supermarkets and stay at a hostel with a kitchen if you want to keep things cheap.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Use buses to get around for cheap in London. It's a great way to see the city too.

  • Any surprises?

    Kilts are still worn in Scotland even during the coldest months!