How to Get from Paris to London in 1-Day

Visiting London from Paris in just one day is a whirlwind trip, but it's certainly possible thanks to the Eurostar train connecting the two cities through the Channel Tunnel.  Here are ten tips to help you make the most out of your day trip.

Book the Eurostar in Advance

The Eurostar is the fastest way to travel between Paris and London. If you book well in advance, you can get good deals.  Opt for the earliest departure and the latest return to maximize your time in London.

Travel Light

Since you'll be returning to Paris the same day, only bring essentials.  This will allow you to move swiftly without the burden of heavy luggage.

Have a Plan

London is a vast city with a plethora of attractions. Prioritize what you really want to see.  For a day trip, focus on a few major sites rather than trying to see everything.

Use the Underground

The London Underground, or 'The Tube', is one of the fastest ways to travel around the city.  Get an Oyster card or a contactless payment card to tap in and out easily.

Join a Guided Tour

To cover more ground and get insights into the history and culture, consider taking a hop-on-hop-off bus tour or a guided walking tour. Book in advance and choose the best guided tour for you.

Avoid Shopping

While London is a shopper's paradise, browsing stores can consume a lot of time. If shopping is a priority, focus on one area like Oxford Street or Covent Garden but be mindful of the clock.

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