About This Course
You are cordially invited to London, England by London travel expert, Jess Dante! After years of living in the city, Jess created this course to provide first-timers with valuable insights they need before they board the plane. Discover her solid game plan that makes exploring the city stress-free and seamless. Beyond visiting the typical tourist attractions, you’ll also learn how to view London through a townie’s eye to get a true British experience.
What You'll Learn
How to find the perfect accommodations that suits your travel style
Delicious, must-try dishes
Hidden gems scattered around London
How to get your international phone working
An explanation of British currency and best money practices
Watch Some Samples
We've pulled out a few clips to give you a better idea of what to expect in the course
Why and When To Go To London
Why Go To London?
Course host Jess Dante introduces herself and explains why you should travel to London!
How to Use This Course
Jess explains how to get the most out of this course and the Bright Trip platform.
When to Go to London
Learn what to expect from London's seasons, when major annual events fall, and other considerations to keep in mind to help you determine when to plan your London trip.
Flights and Airports
Discover your transportation options when leaving London’s two most popular airports, Heathrow and Gatwick.
Explore the various accommodation options available throughout the city and get an overview of London’s neighborhoods to help you determine where you’ll want to stay for your trip.
Guide to The British Pound
Get an overview of London’s currency, including tips on how to get cash, and cost expectations.
How to Use Your Phone in London
Learn about the phone data and wifi options available to you in London.
What to Pack
Jess offers her top tips on packing for an optimal London experience, including clothing items to bring and other must-haves.
Planning Your Itinerary
Mapping London's Major Sights
Watch as Jess Dante puts some of London’s most popular landmarks and sites on the map and shares the best way to visit each one.
Top London Experiences
Explore Jess’s recommendations for top London experiences, including English dishes to try, pubs to check out, and places to go for the best views of the city.
Discover some of the unique neighborhoods that surround London’s city center, including Shoreditch, Brixton, Richmond, and London Fields.
Jess says goodbye and reminds you to tag Bright Trip in all your exciting London adventures on social media!
Meet Your Instructor
Jess Dante is the founder of Love and London, a digital travel guide that helps London tourists to visit the city like they live there. She moved to London in 2013, which is when she started to eagerly explore her new city, and she still loves to do this every single day. Her specialty is sharing hidden gems that most tourists don't hear about in the typical guidebook or article, so they can also experience the nooks and crannies that make London incredibly special. Jess has been a founding Bright Trip instructor since 2019.