London is one of those destinations that can be found in so many traveler’s bucket list. As much as we would love to visit the city, the whole trip can prove to be extremely expensive and that’s quite expected considering how the city is home to some of the most popular and iconic landmarks and the top class hotels and resorts. And due to all these reasons, many people consider visiting London out of their range because of a low budget. But we would happily like to tell you that, you still can visit the dream destination of yours without breaking the bank even on a tight budget. All it takes is learning a few tips and tricks that can cut short your expenses a bit and allow you to explore the city without worrying about budget coming in the way. There are so many ways to save a few bucks when planning a visit to London. And to help you with that, we have listed a few money-saving tips for you that will help you to travel the capital city in a lot less amount than you thought.
The accommodation can be the most expensive part of your trip but you can easily prevent that from happening by doing your proper research on all kinds of accommodation that are offered in the city. For the most part, residing in hotels can prove to be pretty expensive and that can mess with your budget which is why you have to be very adjustable with the accommodation and look for the options that are not only worth staying at but are also pretty affordable. While hotels may go out of our budget, but the city has many good hostels too that cater to almost every need and requirement. You can also make use of Airbnb to find out affordable apartments.
Make the most of free attractions
London is home to some of the most fun and exciting things you can do and see for free. And this can be of great help especially when you’re traveling on a budget. The city is filled with plenty of free attractions that are actually worth exploring. The attractions mostly include art galleries and museums such as Tate modern, national gallery, science museum, the British Museum, etc. Apart from that, the city is also home to various other attractions such as royal parks, landmarks, and photo spots.
Find cheap eats at local markets
Much like anything else, you can also cut your expenses on food by finding cheap eats at local markets that are run throughout the city. Food can be pretty expensive in London and to make sure that you spend within the budget, you can consider visiting the chain restaurants, buffets and the traditional cafes from where you can purchase a variety of pre-made food such as sandwiches and salad. You can also get some food packed for yourself to either enjoy a picnic at the park or to have it as a meal in the comfort of your room.
The city has an impressive and vast public transportation system which can help you to get your way around the city. The tube (subway) is the most popular mode of transportation for the locals as well as tourists. It not only gets you to the location a lot faster but it is also pretty convenient than the rest of the transportation mode. To make your journey within the city more hassle-free, make sure to get an oyster card that gives you access to the buses, trains, and the tubes. By having an Oyster card you can reduce your transportation cost by almost 50%.
Pedal your way through the city
This might seem a little tedious job to do but believe us, this is one of the best ways to get around the city and explore the attractions without spending a hefty amount of money on other means of transportation. There are several docking stations scattered around the city with each station having so many bikes lined up. Central London is the ideal spot to explore the city through a bike.