Where should you base your stay in London on budget?
London is arguably the most amazing city in the world. Some will say, “NO, it’s New York”, but that’s why I said arguably. What is factual is that every keen traveller should visit London at least once in their lifetime. I can almost guarantee, you’ll want to visit again after that. A major concern for most visitors to this city is the cost of living. Considering that flights are already quite costly, the last thing anyone wants is to arrive at the destination and not have fun because of a lack of funds. This article will give you an insider guide on how low budget travellers can enjoy London all the same. There are as few factors that you will need to be aware of. These are transport, accommodation, attractions and food.
The London transport system is quite efficient, which means that you can enjoy the city without the need to have your own car. When you are on a low budget, car rentals are an unnecessary expense. You can navigate across the whole city using the bus. A day’s bus pass will only cost you £5.90. This will give you unlimited travel across the whole city of London. The tube, which is the train system is generally faster but more costly.
There are hostels scattered across the city. These offer very affordable accommodation for short stays. When compared to hotels, London hostels are much cheaper. Hostels around Clapham and Tooting area will give you quicker access to the city using the bus system. If you choose to stay closer to the city centre, then you can always find a hostel in Earl’s Court, Victoria or Shepherd’s Bush. Clapham and Tooting hostels will be cheaper than the other three areas.
You will be pleased to know that, most of London’s attractions are accessible for free. You can visit the following museums for no cost, Bank of England museum, City of London Police museum, Museum of London and the St Bartholomew’s Hospital museum. The world famous, London Bridge is also free to public access. Art enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the Guildhall Art Gallery can also be accessed for no cost. London’s Roman Amphitheatre, which used to host gladiatorial combats in its time is also free to enter.ford
If you have a bit more money to spare then there are a few more attractions that are not to be missed. The Tower Bridge Exhibition is a sight to behold. It will set you back £8, but is worth every penny. You will see London from a vantage point that many do not get to see it from.
Depending on what time of the year you choose to visit the city, Kings’ Road is worth paying a visit. There are lots of great stores to be seen, even if you are not buying anything. There is always something to see. Oxford Street is also a hype of events. It will lead you down to Hyde Park, which is just down the road. You get to view and take a walk in the massive park that has hosted famous musicians over the years in various events and festivals. At one end of Hyde Park is Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens. This is a highly recommended stop.
London is never dull.
Eating On A Budget In London
Although restaurants and take-away outlets around the city offer an easier meal, it is wiser to buy food from supermarkets, such as Tesco or Tesco Express, if you are on a tight budget. If you visit them after 7pm, there always have great discounts on perishable food, which are worth taking advantage of.
That being said, enjoy London.