Most of us want to get away from it all. Imagine a week or two away from work, stress, and responsibilities. Nothing could be better. So, it’s time to ask yourself: what is your dream vacation spot? Do you see yourself out on a warm sunny beach or would you rather walk along the streets of London? If it’s the latter, you’re in luck! There is no better time to visit London, England.
With memorable sights, historic landmarks, and a rich culture to enjoy…it’s the ultimate getaway spot. Have limited funds? That’s okay. These tips will help you enjoy London on a budget. Here’s how!
Establish Your Budget First
Just because you don’t have a ton of money to spend doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an international vacation. It’s all about finding ways to save. Before you do anything else – come up with a realistic budget for your trip. Remember: you can’t stick to a budget if you don’t have one in place! Be sure to include your airfare, accommodations, food, and attraction ticket costs. Once you’ve got a price range in mind, you can find a hotel adapted to your budget. Everything is easier once you know what you have to work with!
Spend Smart On Public Transportation
Getting around the city can sure add up quickly. You’ve got The Tube, Double Decker busses, and Black Cabs to choose from…. and they all come at a price. If you want to embrace budget travel, then spend smart. You can always use an Oyster card (which will save you money when you use it multiple times), take a leisurely walk around the city instead, travel during off peak times (prices for transportation are lower after 9:30am), or stick to mini cabs. There are plenty of ways to save!
Visit Free Attractions and Museums
Not everything costs money in London. Believe it or not, many attractions are free of charge. That includes famous museums like The British Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Natural History Museum, and The Victoria and Albert Museum. It’s not just museums that you can enjoy for free. You can also check out the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, go on a self-guided walking tour of the city, visit Hyde Park, or see Trafalgar Square.
Dine Out At Iconic British Pubs
Have you ever seen a British TV show or movie? Then you’re probably pretty familiar with the inside of a British pub. So, be sure to go visit one! During your trip, you need to grab lunch or dinner at the local pub. It’s not just for the overall experience. Going to the pub can also save you a lot of money on your food costs. The food is cheaper than it is at most restaurants – but it’s just as tasty. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy a traditional night out on the town.
London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. So, make the most of every moment you have during your stay. With these budget tips at your disposal, you’ll be able to see it all…. guilt free.