Post Last Modified – May 24, 2020
Tips For Saving Money On Your London England Vacation
Traveling to London in the near future but worried about the soaring expenses which you might have to encounter while you travel to the city? Do not worry as there are plenty of ways through which you can save truckloads of money while you are traveling to London.
All you need is careful planning coupled with ingenious strategies and you can easily have an economical trip to the city of London.
London Travel Tips To Help Save Money
Euros are Not used in the United Kingdom
Here are the best ways to save bucks while you are planning your trip to London the city:
London Money …
The UK’s currency is the pound sterling (£ / GBP). Despite being a member of the European Union, the UK has not adopted the euro. There are 100 pence (p) to the pound (£).
Booking Your Flight To London
London Travel Tips #1
It is surprising how many people overlook this area while they are planning their trip and air travel. You can save a great deal of money when booking flights to London.
Try booking directly with your desired airline and check or ask what days and flight times are offering the lowest fares. Many airlines now have Fare Comparison Calendars on their websites showing the cheapest days and times to fly.
Another great option if you’re flexible on dates it to sign up for Google Flight Alerts. A great way to find out if a flight you’re interested in, has dropped in price.
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In addition to this, make sure that you are deselecting a meal option ( where applicable) while you are booking that flight. With exception of long haul flights where meals are usually included, paying for meal in flight can be costly and they’re normally not that great either. At least these days in economy class.
Along with this, do not pre-book your seats (unless you have special requirements), as most airlines charge for seat selection these days.
Accommodations In London
London Travel Tips #2
Accommodation normally accounts for a major portion of your expenses, especially if your trip is an extended one. The best way to save bucks here is to check all the major hotel booking websites first, and then go directly to a chosen hotels website and compare prices.
Many times, booking directly with the hotel may be your best option. They may offer online specials that may not be featured on booking engines.
I have often saved money booking directly on a hotels website! Airbnb is another great option for saving money! A website called londonhotels4u has a secret hotels London offer under which you get accommodation on some of the most opulent hotels of the city that too offer surprisingly economical prices. 🙂
Travel Around London At Pocket Friendly Prices
London Travel Tips #3
As soon as you land into the city, make sure that you grab an Oyster Card for public transit. The cost of an Oyster card is minimal and definitely save a substantial amount of money while you travel in and around the city. With an Oyster card pass, fares are a third of a normal transit ticket!
If you are staying in London for more than 4 days, then it is best if you invest a little more on a London Pass. A 6-day London Pass provides free access to public transportation in the city be it by tubes, buses or trams, with a huge savings discount.
A London Pass Card
In addition to this, a London Pass usually provides a one-time free entry to over 60 attractions in the city.
Saving Money On Meals
London Travel Tips #4
Want to treat your taste buds with some exquisite dining experiences at some of London’s top restaurants without burning a hole in your pockets?
Then be sure to visit toptable.co.uk and save up to 50% at some of the best restaurants of the city. The website offers unimaginable discounts on meals at top restaurants of the city.
Along with discounts, you can collect points on the website and make your way towards having a free meal once you have earned requisite points.
Traveling Out Of London
London Travel Tips #5
If you have plans to visit tourist attractions outside the city of London, then it’s best if you buy return tickets ( if planning to travel by rail ). You can pretty much get anywhere in Britain by rail, quickly and easily.
Return tickets are normally always more economical than single one way tickets.
Visit Free Attractions
London Travel Tips #6
As far as possible, visit free attractions in the city. London is full of attractions that are not only alluring but free-of-charge too.
For example …
Buckingham Palace .. Tate Modern .. Science Museum .. Art Galleries
There are also various other interesting museums in the city that do not charge admission fees. London may be one of the most expensive cities of the world, but that does not mean that you cannot travel here with tight pockets.
Use the tips given above and you can make an economical excursion to the city quite possible.
I’ve also listed an Official Britain Tourism link below to their website for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this amazing Country has to offer.
Jasmine is a globe-trotting freak who loves wandering around the globe and sharing her adventures with the world. She recently visited London under tight budget and managed to pull it off quite easily.
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
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Did You Know …
” Every penny thrown into Rome’s Trevi Fountain is collected every day and donated to a number of charities.”
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