Saving Money in London

Written by Karen Bryan

saving money LondonThe UK capital has a reputation for being an expensive city. However if you follow our money saving tips, you can save more when visiting London. I find that being organised and doing research before I go has the maximum money saving potential.  You should check out Groupon deals in London; recently I’ve seen offers such as £8 admission to see London Zoo by night, £18 for a three course meal in a French restaurant and £10 for two cinema tickets including popcorn and drinks.

Remember that UK state museums are free to enter, so you can visit places like the Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert and the Tate Modern without spending a penny.

London is home to several amazing parks. Kids will love the Diana Memorial Playground with its pirate ship and teepees in Hyde Park.  I love the Italian style Avenue Gardens at Regents Park.

I find central London quite walkable: if the weather is good, I think walking aorund is the best way to explore the city. One of my favourite walks is from Tower Bridge along the Thames path to Westminster.

If you plan to use pubic transport in London, it may be worth getting an Oyster Card which enables you to buy cheaper tickets.

You can also find some promotions for travelling to and from London e.g. a recent £10 East Coast ticket promotion for any standard class single journey on the network which stretches from Aberdeen through Edinburgh and York to London.

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced hotel in London, I recommend that you use the HotelsCombined price comparison site, which quickly searches through more than thirty accommodation sites to find the lowest rates.