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Things to do on a London Visit in June

The month of June marks onset of summer in London.  It is a most preferred time of the year to visit as the average temperature is generally high, that makes it favourable for family trips.Wimbledon 2016

Well fitted trousers in warm tones are usually preferred by women, as well as a pleasing, classy skirt that is teamed with flattering shirt or a top.  Comfortable sandals are a must have for tourists who wish to explore the city on foot. Since London weather is often unpredictable, it is always advised to carry a light rain jacket and a cardigan.

Denims are most preferred and versatile choice of clothing in London for everyone, so are black and other warmer colours.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships commence in the month of June.  Sports enthusiasts upon arrival can avail airport transfers from London to Wimbledon in pre booked taxis for comfortable transfers to destination of their choice. Besides online and telephonic booking choices, they also come with benefits such as free flight monitoring and vehicles based on varying passenger and luggage numbers.

Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates birthday in June, that is marked by Trooping the Colour ceremony. It is held on Horse Guards Parade near St James’ Park every year.

Food enthusiasts get a chance to savour dishes from London’s best restaurants between the dates 15/06/2016-19/06/2016. Scheduled to be held in Regent’s Park, it also involves cooking demonstrations by some of the city’s leading chefs.

Greenwich+ Docklands International Festival is a combination of free outdoor, dance and music events between the dates 24/06/2016 to 02/07/2016. Its shows are staged at public spaces all over Greenwich.

London Trip During Wimbledon 2016

Trip to London During Wimbledon2016The name Wimbledon is chiefly synonymous with Tennis! Being venue to the oldest tennis championship in the world, it lies to the southwest of London, and comes under the London Borough of Merton. Six weeks prior to first Monday of every August, it comes to life with supporters thronging the manicured grass courts to witness players from nearly 60 nations battle for one of the most coveted Grand Slam titles.

Besides being a venue for the most prestigious tennis tournaments, Wimbledon has some of the finest attractions to make it a must visit place during your London tour. Some of the major attractions are Wimbledon Common, The Wimbledon museum, New Wimbledon Theatre, Polka Theatre, and Buddhapadipa Temple.

Wimbledon Common has some remarkable plant and wildlife that combine to make it an area of special scientific interest. The Wimbledon museum, within the All England Lawn Tennis Club houses collections of the notable tennis players of all times. Two of the region’s notable areas for entertainment are the Wimbledon theatre and Studio. They showcase some of the best West End, local and touring shows from across the United Kingdom. The Polka Theatre stages committed kids’ productions and is regarded as one of the United Kingdom’s best children’s theatre. The Buddhapadipa Temple is a multi faith temple in the United Kingdom that is also the first of its kind. Its bright interiors feature Thai Buddhist murals and Buddhist art.

Wimbledon is well connected to all major airports of London. From Heathrow, Wimbledon lies at a near distance of 16 miles, and is regularly served by London underground and Heathrow Express. Reaching Wimbledon by train or underground requires passengers to switch route at Paddington station. Train service from Gatwick involves changing over at Clapham junction for further direct connections to Wimbledon.

A near distance of 27 miles from Heathrow to Wimbledon can be covered in about 60 minutes, while a journey of nearly 33 miles from Gatwick to Wimbledon can also be completed in 60 minutes.

Changing over during train transfers between major airports and Wimbledon may get challenging during instances of added luggage or when travelling with larger groups. Opting for a private hire transfer, which can be accessed from all airport terminals is generally preferred due to its convenience and timely service. A taxi from Heathrow to Wimbledon offers the luxury of comfortable travel right from the airport terminal to the preferred destination. The service includes transfers in vehicles that are spacious for different passenger numbers and their accompanying luggage. Besides, timely pick up, drivers also assist in luggage handling and ensure the journey is completed with minimal discomfort.

Based on passenger numbers, a current approximate cost for a transfer from Heathrow to Wimbledon in a suitable carrier ranges from £ 42.00 GBP to £74.00 GBP. A discount of £5.00 GBP can be availed per journey upon prepayment through credit/debit card.