How to Plan Your London Trip

with Jess Dante

42 minutes
12 videos

Learn how to plan your trip with the guidance of a London travel expert.

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

Course Breakdown

Chapter 1

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.

Chapter 2

London Logistics

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.

Chapter 3

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.

Unique Neighborhoods

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

Jess Dante

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.

Jess Dante

How to Plan Your London Trip

with Jess Dante