London is not the first option that comes to mind when you are planning a trip on a budget. London is an expensive city and this is the reason most tourists don’t even consider going there. However, it is quite possible to get around London on a budget and that too without having to give an arm and a leg. There are various ways in which you can cut costs and reduce the overall budget for your trip to London. Here are a few tips you can follow:
Find the Cheapest Flight
There are six major airports in and around London. Therefore, there are potentially hundreds of flights coming into the region every single day. There is no way that each flight is priced the same. If you search hard enough, you can find a flight that costs much less than what you normally would have to pay. You can look for any deals offered online.
Look for Budget Accommodation
There is no lack of budget accommodation options in London but there is one thing you should keep in mind. Most rooms in London are bigger than a single person would need and hence are priced more than you should be spending. You are better of finding a room at a hostel or a B&B. You can get a room for half the price you would have to pay at a hotel.
Travel on the Cheap
Transport in London is generally moderately priced but only if you know your options. The best option is to walk around as much as you can. If you are exploring the central part of the city, you are better off getting around on foot as most landmarks there are located close to each other. If you don’t want to walk, you can take the Tube. It will prove to be quite economical.
Check Out ‘Free’ Attractions
There is an endless list of attractions to see while sightseeing in London. However, some of them are quite expensive. You have to find the perfect balance between the must-see places and other places you can check out for free or on the cheap. This way, you can see most of the attractions. You might have to miss out on an attraction or too, but hey, you get to see London on a budget!
Save Money on Food
London isn’t exactly the city to be if you are a food lover. You will get a lot of variety, which is great, but the quality a notch lower than what you get in most other European cities. This is why there is no harm in sticking to the roadside stalls and small eateries. They sell decent food and you can save a lot of money on food.
These are some ways you can get around London on a budget. So, if you have been putting off a trip to this fascinating city, don’t. You can not only visit London but actually get to experience all that is great about it without making a hole in your pocket.