On Sunday night, the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London celebrated the culmination of two weeks of inspiring, international competition as well as showcased the Square Mile’s festive atmosphere.

In collaboration with Johnny’s recent  trip to the City of London and an effort to stir up some friendly competition of our own, we invite you to share a travel tip to one of our favorite cities. The contestant with the most useful tip (specific to London re: accommodations, transportation, food) will win this week’s travel swag bag valued at nearly $100 USD.

Photo courtesy of: RadioTimes.com

How: Complete the following sentence in comment section below. My favorite travel tip for London is _____________. (Please limit to 50 words). Include your name and an email address. Contestants must either suscribe to Johnny’s newsletter or follow him on Facebook or TwitterAll official contest rules apply.

What You’ll Win: 

1. Great Britain tote bag ($10)

2. An autographed copy of Dancing in the Fountain, How to Enjoy Living Abroad: Author Karen McCann was a journalist in Ohio for two decades before she picked up one day and moved to Seville, Spain. With wit, humor, and insight, McCann describes her experiences and the realization that moving to Europe and taking a leap of faith doesn’t  always involve “buying a crumbling farmhouse and spending years restoring it with wise but semi-literate locals”. The book tells an engaging and realistic tale of how someone can create a modern life very much their own in a new and unfamiliar country. ($13.95)

3. NiceSeats: Designed to make any public seat a little nicer and a bit more comfortable, the NiceSeat is a soft, fabric cover that slips on over a seat in a matter of seconds. The set comes with a seat cover, a travel sized pillow, and an eye mask and reduces the exposure to germs and potential bed bugs (reverse pouch for handy storage and machine washable for easy care). ($24.95)

4. Travel Bags Multi Pack: These “travel bags” are TSA-approved plastic containers for carry ons with a resealable, leak-resistant closure. Perfect for shampoos, toothpaste, gel, lotion, cream, hair spray, and much more! ($14.95)

5. 2 GoGo Inflight Internet sessions: LAX –> JFK ($17 one way), LAX –> PHX ($5 one way)

6. “Trippy” T-shirt: American Apparel T with logo (Men’s Medium).

7. South Coast Plaza Luggage Tag

 When: The last day/time to enter will be on Monday, August 20th at 6pm PTThe winner will be announced next Wednesday, August 22nd and be contacted by a JohnnyJet.com representative.

Why: There is free swag to be had!

14 Comments On "Share Your Most Useful London Travel Tip And Win Swag"
  1. Nat|

    Put up the extra money to fly into Heathrow. The time it saves compared to flying into Gatwick or Stansted is well worth it!

  2. Shira|

    Mind the gap!

  3. Kathy McCabe (@dreamofitaly)|

    My favorite travel tip for London is to visit Hampstead Heath in north London, you will feel like you’re in the British countryside without leaving the city!

  4. AJLl|

    My favorite travel tip for London is, get super familiar with “the tube” and use it everyday!.

    Read more: https://johnnyjet.com/2012/08/815-london-tip-contest-draft/#ixzz23dqzPVUU

  5. Jen Pollack Bianco (@lax2nrt)|

    If your hotel overcharges for wifi, find the nearest Starbuck’s and learn to wifi walk by!

  6. Matt Owen|

    No doubt – Borough Market for lunch. Stroll around with a beer from the pub, and savor some amazing types of food.

  7. Dianne Krulick|

    Get the London Transit Pass. Makes it much easier to get around.

  8. Toby Cone|

    My favorite travel tip for London is – hop on a bus, get the first seat on top, enjoy the sights from up high! Hop off for Victoria & Albert and Science Museum.
    Eat Indian food, go to
    Freemason Pub in Hampstead Heath. #1 place
    to eat and hang out – Petersham Nurseries by Richmond Park!

  9. Phil Spada|

    My favorite travel tip for London is the TKTS theatre ticket booth offering half price and discount theatre tickets in Leicester Square in the heart of the London theatre district.

  10. Jonathon Squires|

    . My favorite travel tip for London is to visit the Tower Bridge as soon as it opens and then the Crown Jewels. No lines and just you and priceless.

  11. David Latt|

    In April our London trip took us to Paris. To see a friend, we hopped on the Eurostar train. Two hours later we walked around Paris taking in the sights and snacking on pate, sipping wine and feasting on desserts. In London we stayed at the Sofitel/Heathrow, which cut the airport to hotel travel time to 5 minutes. In town on our way to the Tate Modern to see the Damien Hirst exhibit, we walked through Borough Market, sampling English, French and Spanish cheeses, Middle Eastern sweets and fresh-from-the-ocean shellfish. That was a great trip!

  12. Fran V|

    My favorite travel tip for London is to do your homework ahead of your visit. There are many websites offering discounts to attractions, for example. Make sure you have downloaded the app to your mobile device/phone for the London underground and London street map – offline versions so you don’t incur roaming charges :)

    A visit to the British Museum is a must – and it’s FREE!

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