I was denied entry last year for insufficient funds (I was trying to stay for 6 months to be with my boyfriend...I know, what a great plan) So anyways, I was told I am welcomed back but should wait at least 6 months. They also said a visa would help. I’m not sure what to do...since I waited more than long enough to return, if I have proof of funds for the two weeks I’m staying and a return flight back will I run into any issues? I have most definitely learned my lesson, it just sucks it was the hard way. Btw: I’m planning a visit in December for 2 weeks for the holidays!
If you do attempt visa-free entry, as well as having a return ticket you should bring the same documents you’d need to apply for a visa, to show to officers at the UK border. So, you’d need eg bank statements, proof of ties to the US (employment contract, pay slips), letter from your boyfriend proving accommodation.