Travel hacks so you can enjoy London on a budget!

by Glenn Maxwell

If you’re taking a trip to the big smoke, you may be concerned about how you’re going to afford everything. With living costs rising and London notorious for being expensive, it’s normal to want to save some money during your trip. Luckily, it’s relatively simple to stick to your budget during your visit. Here’s how:

  1. Visit attractions that are close to each other

If you’re getting the train to London, it’s only right that you want to see as many of the sights as possible. If so, one good way to ensure you stick to budget is by planning your trip so that you visit the attractions that that are near each other each day. That way, you’ll save money on the tube, busses and cabs. A great way to see the attractions is to go bagless. Avoid lugging bags by storing them at luggage storage locations like luggage storage Paddington.

That way, you’ll save money on the tube, busses and cabs.

  1. Seek out the free stuff

With only the top 25% of earners able to rent in the city of London, the prices are no joke. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save money and be savvy. One of the best ways to pack your trip full of things to do on a budget is to seek out the freebies! In London, you’ll find a whole host of free museums and art galleries that you can browse at leisure.

Whether you visit the Tate Modern, stroll through Hyde Park or watch the changing of the guards, you certainly won’t get bored.

  1. Use an Oyster Card instead of cash

Another way to save some pennies is by getting yourself an ‘Oyster Card’ to use on the underground, buses and trains. Unlike paying in cash, you’ll get preferential rates if you pay using your Oyster Card. You also won’t have to faff around with spare change!

  1. Look into discounts and get yourself a London pass card

To save on tickets, you’ll want to investigate getting a London Pass. The London Pass is a prepaid card which gives you entry to a whole host of visitor attractions and tours across the city. You buy the card in advance and visit as many as you like.

If you’re planning on visiting several attractions, you might be able to save money by having a pass. It’ll also save time, stress and you may even get to skip the queue.

Final thoughts…

Although London is notoriously expensive, if you’re savvy you can have a trip that’s both exciting and wallet friendly. Have you planned your trip yet?

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