Hi! I am planning a trip to London, but so confused and overwhelmed about what areas to go to/what areas to avoid!?
I will be traveling with one other person (we are both female) and we want to stay in a hostel to save money. We will be in London for 6 days, possibly a week. From reading threads here, google searches, and other forums, it seems like everyone has a different opinion on what is and isn't safe, where you should and shouldn't stay, etc. etc. etc. I'm just looking for a breakdown - any good youth hostel recommendations that are either close to Central London or to transportation and that are also in "safe" areas? Obviously we will keep our wits about us when out in the city, but don't want to stay in a grody area if we can avoid it!
Aside from the "big" touristy things, we don't really have much on our list of must-dos and hope you can help! What are generally good places to eat...what about nightclubs/bars/etc.? Ideally, we would like to come in at or under £90/day for food and activities. I love anything historical so recommendations about that would be great! Is the Harry Potter Universal Studios visit worth the money?