Tips for Tourists Visiting London On A Tight Budget 2019

>> Dec 18, 2018



Many people desire to visit London but believe it to be unaffordable. Actually, they are right London is an expensive destination. Fortunately, there are many ways people can fulfil their dream of visiting London without drilling a hole in their pocket. There is basically everything that can be done on a budget. If you wish to indulge more money in an activity then opt for self-guided tour. Below are some tips that can help you make most of your budget tour to London.
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Get London Pass

Entries at some museums are free but visiting Tower of London in Westminster Abbey can cost you money. Paying for tickets at every attraction can be very costly. Buy London pass to save funds on some of the paid attractions. With London Pass, you can get free entry at more than 60 other attractions, fast track entry, save money & time, and enjoy stress-free sightseeing.

Book in advance

However, if you wish to sightsee more than what London Pass allows, make sure to book in advance on the internet to grab discounts. Tickets are issues in time slots therefor plan in advance and grab cheap tickets online.

Use Oyster card

Cost of traveling can be high without an Oyster Card. To take advantage of the free things to do in London, on foot can be healthy but time-consuming, especially if you are staying for a limited duration. Paying for one day travel in bus or tube is 50% costly than using Visitor Oyster Card.

Free attractions

There is no need to spend money to visit top museums and art galleries like National gallery, Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, and British Museum. Outdoor landmarks like the Hampstead Heath and Hyde Park are amazing. You make sure not to miss ‘Changing the guard’ spectacle at Buckingham Palace, which is free.

Theatre tickets to bag for cheap

Show at the West end Theatre does not have to be expensive. Book tickets online in advance and save around 50%. For every performance ticket at the Shakespeare Globe and National theatre are cheap. Last-minute booking for theatre show can be done at TKTS booth in Leicester Square for half-price.

Small shows

Small productions like comedy, cabaret, and live music scenes thrive in London, which are more affordable than the big-name music gigs or traditional theatre shows.

Night life

To save money visit pub happy hours. If you desire to dance whole night with live music or enjoy acts from upcoming artists then check online for cheap gig tickets. There are student club nights, where drinks get promoted.

Bargain shopping

For shoppers, London is a paradise and bargain-lovers can grab plenty of opportunities. At high street stores like Primark, you can check affordable fashion or look at Vintage emporiums for inexpensive retro originals. Never hesitate to haggle and save.

Budget accommodation

B&B’s, hostels, budget hotel chains and Hall of residence are all budget accommodation. You can even camp in London.

Affordable food options

Check traditional cafes, chain restaurants ad buffets for inexpensive food. Dine al fresco at lovely garden’s, courtyards, and parks in London. You can even enjoy eating at the food trucks, which is a popular social phenomenon. Pre-made sandwiches can be purchased from the supermarket.

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