Budget tips for visitors in London

Spitalfields Market Nagyman/Flickr

Spitalfields Market ©Nagyman/Flickr

London is one of the world’s most attractive cities. It is a majestic tourist destination, owning some of the most recognizable landmarks of the world, including London Eye, the Westminster Abbey, the Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds and so on. There are innumerable sights to visit in this immense city, but many of them require expensive entry fees.

There are also luxurious restaurants and hotels all over the city, but you will find cheaper options, too. In case you are traveling on limited budget and you can not afford the most expensive sights, I recommend you to read the following guide. Below I will present some budget tips for visitors in London, with many aspects. You’ll see that a day out in the British capital city doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.

Free museums and sights

In case you would like to make a sightseeing tour, but you don’t have the necessary money for expensive tickets, visit the below mentioned sights. First of all, if you make photos of the inner part of the sights, you don’t have to spend money at all. Besides, there are numerous free attractions in London, including world renowned museums, too.

The best-known free museums of London are the British Museum, Tate Modern and the National Gallery. Other free museums include the Museum of London, the National Maritime Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Wallace Collection and so on. There are other kind of free sights here, too, including the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Church and so on.

Tate Modern, Turbine Hall budgetplaces.com/Flickr

Tate Modern, Turbine Hall ©budgetplaces.com/Flickr

Cheap eats

Besides the luxurious restaurants, you will also find great cheap restaurants in London. For great, yet cheap restaurants go to the Carnaby area of London, near Oxford Circus. You will find affordable chain restaurants along the Carnaby Street, including the following: Leon, Masala Zone (Indian restaurant), Cha Cha Moon (Chinese restaurants) and so on.

Carnaby Street HeyRocker/Flickr

Carnaby Street ©HeyRocker/Flickr

Bargain shopping

In case you are interested in bargain shopping, I recommend you to visit some of London’s markets. The best ones are Portobello Road Market, Camden Canal Market and Spitalfields Market. All are good options even if you are looking for budget shopping. Whether you are looking for clothes, articrafts, ceramics, music CDs, fruit or anything else, these markets will be perfect for you!

Spitalfields Market Nagyman/Flickr

Spitalfields Market ©Nagyman/Flickr

Cheap evening entertainment

If you are looking for cheap evening entertainment options, go for a standby theatre ticket. Returned and unsold tickets are priced at a considerable discount. Besides, Prince Charles Cinema also offers discounted tickets.



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