Money Saving Tips When Traveling to London

LondonWhether you are an international traveller or a local backpacker, or you are on a two-week business trip or looking to study abroad or planning to find a new place to call home, going from one place to another will cost you money. There are places where food and accommodation are inexpensive, and then, there’s London.

Considered as one of the top destinations for travellers, how can you explore this city without breaking the bank? The list below should give you some tips.

Look for hostels.

Booking a room in a hostel is a great practical choice for backpackers and students as well who plan to stay longer at a place, but do not want to spend half of their budget on accommodation. Keep an eye out for Central London hostels, so you are right in the middle of everything.

Find cheap eats.

When it comes to food, you will have a variety of choices from buffets, cafes, restaurants, and upscale dining. If you cannot afford to eat at a 5-star restaurant every single day, you can go to food carts that also serve many sumptuous British foods. 

Take advantage of free attractions.

For a city as big as London, there would be a lot of things to do and places to see. Unfortunately, budget sometimes comes in the way when you have to pay for entrance fees. The good news is there are still a lot of places to go for free like the Hyde Park, Museum of London, British Museum, and Kensington Gardens.  Plus, what does it cost to see the London Bridge, Big Ben or the street art in Shoreditch?

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Get the Oyster Card.

This card will give you access the transport system in the city. Getting one, which can be loaded, depending how often you will be travelling, will be much cheaper than paying for a single ride every time you need one.

Sure, travelling will cost you money, but no amount of money can ever buy the experience you will get from travelling. So, go ahead, pack your bags, and go on that adventure.