No matter whether you are a work and holidaymaker, summer and spring break planner, or weekend jet setter, the packing question especially for London summer Olympics can still prove to be a challenging one. London is an incredible place for tourism most people dream of travelling to London and with the Olympic being hosted in London; it makes the place even more exotic to visit. As you will be making an international trip, it is important for you to consider all the aspects such as its weather, language, game schedules, travelling guide, etc. You really do not need lot of stuffs to pack, but at the same time you do not want to go to the vacation forgetting most important things. It is better to take a note and check on the things you really need. This article will help you in packing and necessary things to keep in mind when you head to London for summer Olympics.
What To Pack And How To Pack
You will walk with your luggage more than you think you will, pack light and pack smart. Packing for a trip to new place can be challenging, especially to London. Easier said than done! Follow below given accessories and techniques to minimize your packing tensions.
Carry A Bag
Aim to fit all your belongings in one carry-on, this eases your customs when you land, and you can easily take public transportation into the city.
Small Storage Bottles
Use small/Nalgene bottles to pack your toiletries and other small stuffs. There are many sturdy and waterproof ones, with clear/see through ones being preferable. You can use these bottles to repack shampoo or lotions so that you do not have to always carry a big bottle with you all the time. Pour some stain remover/Woolite in a small bottle to bring along in case you need to freshen up any hand washable items. And at last, try Shout wipes to treat stains before they set.
Pack only those clothes which you know you will use. Cut back on the number of clothes items by packing multi-purpose clothing, such as items that you can wear during the day and as sleepwear. When you choose clothes, prefer taking dark clothes as they dry quickly and either does not wrinkle or look good wrinkled.
Travel Bag For The Flight
To help you relax, fill a small bag with an eye mask, earplug, sweat socks and instant toothbrushes. Also pack a small, lightweight umbrella in case of quick showers. Include hair accessories or a hat to protect your hair from rain. Newsboy, beret or skull cap are good options.
In general, the city maps what you get will only lead you to headaches. A city like London is a maze of little courts, terraces and places that barely appear even on the good maps. And that is why you need a great map such as The London Guide which is available at amazon.com.
Carry a good book or an i-Pod with tunes to entertain you during the flight or during downtime in the hotel.
Leave behind any shoes that you cannot comfortably walk, on uneven pavement, for a few miles at home. Some streets in London will be challenge for your feet, so do not let your choice of shoes slow you down.
Do not forget to bring your cell phone for ease of making/receiving international calls.
There are various ways to pack but here we have compiled a great deal of packing tips with some suggestions.
Split Up Your Valuables
Valuables like your bank cards, cash, traveler's check and credit cards are needed to be split up as much as possible in different pockets, your bags and wallets when packing. This will avoid you from getting strapped for cash, in case you get robbed.
Keep your details safe by scanning your passport, passport photos, paper tickets and also your emergency 'lost card' telephone number in and store this in your web based email account. In this way if you lose everything, you can immediately access all your important information. You can email the details page of your passport to the embassy or consulate when applying for a new one.
Take as little as possible, try to take the bare minimum and if you really need something, then buy them. It is not that hard for anyone to find medicine, clothes or an umbrella overseas. Know the climate in London to avoid carrying lots of different clothes. The more you travel the more you realize that you do not need lot of stuffs. Enjoy spirit of Olympics in London with least to bother about packing.