If you’re visiting here on holiday or in preparation for an ultimate move, a helpful resource to know about is the Britain and London Visitor Centre (BLVC) located in ourshopping mecca—the Oxford and Regents Street area:
1 Regent Street
London SW1Y 4XT
Speaking of shopping, this center is your one-stop shopping location for a variety of services. You can book tickets for transportation, attractions, tours, and entertainment and thereby avoid waiting in separate queues if you’re trying to line up multiple travels/events. There is also an internet lounge for your communication needs, as even if you’re moving, you may be without your own phone or internet service initially until everything is arranged with your London apartment and utilities.
What’s more, the BLVC has a bureau de change in house for converting any currencies. A more recent development to make currency conversion even easier for you was the installment of a Thomas Cook ATM here last summer that offers both Pound Sterling and Euros, perfect for if you’re continuing your travels onto the Continent. The cash station (FYI, they call them “cash points” here) supposedly offers a very good exchange rate and charges no service fees.
For more information on hours and transportation to get to the BLVC, see the enjoyEngland site. It should prove a most helpful, centralized resource for those of you who are visiting or first relocating to London and wanting to get oriented—or, if you’ve already settled yourself in after a move, it’s a great place to refer your out-of-town guests!