Before you go to London you should know some important tips to prevent problems. As you probably know you have to plan everything earlier in order to have enough time. Maybe you are wondering do you need a passport. The answer is yes and for more information you can pay attention to this link. http://studenttravel.about.com/od/planyourtrip/ht/applypassport.htm – if you have a passport you don’t need a tourist visa. The next thing you should plan is your accommodation. London is a big city and it has lots of places to stay but since most of the students have money problems, which is completely normal, I’d recommend you to find some nice apartment in Chicago at affordable rates and believe me, there are lots of them. Just make a simple research on the internet and you will see thousands of offers, varying on price, location and services. My personal recommendation for you is to spend approximately between 25-40 dollars per day for a hotel.
About the packing…well this depends on the time of your visits again but there are some things you should definitely take with you. The first one is umbrella because London is famous with its rainy weather conditions. Most of the time there it rains so an umbrella is a must have. You can also take jacket or anorak. I think now is a good time to mention that if you are from the United States you should definitely bring an electric converter because as you know the electricity standards in Europe are different. And last but not least bring a comfortable pair of shoes since you are going to walk a lot.
Buying an affordable airplane ticket is the next step you should pay attention to. One good way to find a decent company is to use student airfare finders such as Apartment in Delhi you can read about them here.
When the time for sightseeing comes you should know that London has a great public transport. The subway is great ( the oldest one in the world) – it is really efficient and clean. If you are not comfortable with it you can always take one of London’s emblems – the double decker bus. You can even make a bus tour the price of which was something around 30 dollars.
Probably you are wondering about the internet and mailing services in UK. Don’t worry the UK mail is really nice and speedy. All you have to do (since you are already accommodated) is to go to their office and set up your address. Basically I think these are the most important tips you have about London if you are a student. There is plenty of information on the internet but I think I managed to help you and save you from many hours of reading reviews and opinions about travel tips to London. Wish you good luck and hope that you will have a great time in London because the city is really amazing and has lots of things to offer.