London, my home town, is one of the best cities in the world! There’s so much to see and do, it is impossible to not have a great holiday there.
One thing you may here people say is that the cost of a trip to London can be quite high indeed. Well, I am here to tell you how you can do London for less than 100 pounds a day. That includes accommodation, site seeing and transport.
If you can do London for only 100 pounds a day or less then you really are winning! So here are some great little tips and advice to help you on your way.
Accommodation (30 pounds)
Having a good place to sleep is always important. If you’re travelling with your partner or a group of friends then you could pool your money together and look at Airbnb – one of the best sites out there for accommodation in big cities. If you’re going solo then the best thing to do is book a centrally located bed in a dorm room – you’ll meet new people and also spend very little.
Transport (15 pounds)
If you’re there for longer than 5 days then see if your hostel can help you to get an Oyster card. The card is used on public transport throughout London. You top it up and then just tap yourself in on the underground train system or buses. Public transport in London is top notch; so do not waste your money on taxis which are super expensive in comparison. Always look at the map before you head out because many of the sites are within easy walking distance of one another.
Sight Seeing (Free – 20 pounds)
London is amazing if you like to do things for free. There are a huge number of museums, galleries and public parks that will not cost you a single penny to visit. If you would like to see more then I recommend a visit to the Natural History Museum, this place is great for all of the family. If you can then try to pick up some tickets online before you travel to see a show in the west end.
Food (15-30 pounds)
It’s up to you how much you want to spend on your food. If you’re not too fussy then it’s easy to get by on very little by eating in cheap and cheerful cafes. Make sure your hotel/hostel provides a free breakfast. There are some great areas such as Borough Market with fantastic food stalls lining the street at the weekend.