Are you coming to visit London in 2019 for one of the many NFL games?
Is it your first time and not sure what to do?
Well, we have lived here for a long time, so as expats we can give you a top ten list of things that might help you in your journey over here.
Here is one of our (many) lists of things to do when you’re over here.
Get an Oyster Card. These bad boys of travel allow you to jump on the tube, bus, overground, DLR, and some boats. Just top it up after buying it, and it will figure out your journey.
If there is more than 3 of you then you might want to consider getting a taxi.
Download the app citymapper to help plan how to get around.
If you’re coming from North America, you will notice that food is smaller, fresher and tastes different. You’re travelling-get use to it. London has loads of great restaurants, so feel free to try different cuisines. London has some of the best Indian food on the planet-so make a trip to Bricklane to find out. We would not recommend some of the big chains-as the food is pretty dire. Also the burgers in London aren’t as good as home (no matter what they tell you) so avoid the fancy burger joints and their charcoal pucks.
Sadly, London is not a 24 hour city. The lack of late night haunts and places to go after midnight is deplorable.
There are some bars, and areas-but you will need to be prepared to leave at any moment.
Avoid casinos in London as well, as they are cheaper, tackier versions of US casinos with horrible food and service. You will probably lose a wallet at the central casinos as well.
Tipping is encouraged at certain places, but read the bottom of the menu or your receipt. If it says ‘15% gratuity included’, then don’t worry about it.
In the end it comes down to humanity. Did this person carry your bags, make you feel welcome, or make your stay more enjoyable? Then a few quid goes a long way.
We will continue to update you on advice, and feel free to reach out so that we can help you on your London journey even more.