September is the month of the coming back: schools reopen, everyone comes back in the office and most of the people suffer from “holiday’s melancholy”. But September is also the month of the greatest events in the cities: from the Vogue Fashion Night Out to design festivals. In particular about design, since 2003 London organizes a Festival dedicated to design where all the major player of the sector attends.
The London Design Festival is one of the most important events in the UK capital attracting million of designers and tourists to attend at the 300 different collateral’s events organized by the most important brand of the sector. This year the festival will take place from September 14th -22nd and the main theme will be “design is here, there and everywhere” inviting everyone to discover the sector. In fact, most of the designer planned to re-decorate the city with landmark installation in the most iconic spaces of London including Victoria and Albert Museum.
Planning a last-minute short break in London during this week could be a wonderful idea to see the UK capital from another perspective offering a valuable travel experience. To live the best of London events, travellers can plan their low-cost break by following the five best tips about last-minute trips:
1) Cut down transfer’s costs by choosing low-cost airports such as London Stansted where most of the low-cost aeroplane companies arrive. In particular, this airport is only one hour away from London and it’s well connected to the city with convenient bus transfer services like Terravision ones that can help you to reach the heart of the city with less than 10 pounds.
2) Skim and scan all hotel online booking websites such as booking.com or other famous ones. If you look now you can catch last-minute promotions or special discounts dedicated to business travellers. Generally, all hotels in London have a subway station really close to help guests to reach any corner of the city but you can consider choosing the 4 main quarters of the events venues: Clerkenwell, South Kensington, Shore ditch or the city centre (renamed Fitzrovia).
3) Remember to carefully plan your personal tour to fit all the events (from the four district where the main venues are located to other typical attractions of the city) in order to understand how much you will spend on public transports. After this, choose the best multi travelling ticket option that suits your plan.
4) Always check for online booking. In the UK if you book online tickets or your seat there can be some advantages such as group discounts, return tickets promotions or other benefits that can guarantee a lower price and a better service.
5) If you go to festivals consider street food or pubs rather than restaurants. In this way, you will taste real food from the city and deeply enjoy the culture of the festival you’re in without losing time sitting at a table.
A short break in the fabulous London and in particular during the design week can be a wonderful gift to forget holiday melancholy and re-start the year with a new point of view inspired by some of the most creative characters of our century. Maybe this inspiration can bring some wonderful ideas to close your personal 2013.