Whether you are planning a national holiday to London or you are booking your dream international adventure with a few days in the capital city, you will find that it can be on the expensive side. Even those living and working in London feel the pinch from time to time, so when working to a tighter budget and you have already spent your money on a top quality luxury hotel, then you will want to focus on ways you can make your travel budget go that bit further.
There are a number of ways you don’t have to compromise your experience, but you can save money in the long run. One of these ideas is to ensue you purchase an Oyster Card as soon as you arrive in London. Your hotel concierge service should be able to direct or assist you.
The local residents of London rely on the Oyster Card which provides access to the public transport network. Buying an Oyster Card enables you to travel using public transport while enjoying around fifty percent savings. When in London you won’t drive and it’s much easier to jump onto the subway, a train or a bus to get to where you need to do. The transport system is reliable and on time, so it is convenient and an affordable.
With the Oyster Card, in addition to fantastic savings on transport, you will also receive special offers and discounts on food, drink and more during your stay. You can buy the card for as long as needed so you can enjoy easy access throughout this busy capital city.
Another money saving tip when visiting London is to take advantage of the free attractions. You don’t have to pay to enjoy everything in London. Many of the attractions provide free entry which can help you make your budget go that bit further. The first free attraction is the British Museum, which provides you with a selection of top art pieces and sculptures. Note that some of the temporary exhibits do require an entry fee.
The National History Museum is another top attraction providing free entry. This museum is overflowing with artifacts, which are guaranteed to excite the entire family. Then there is Hyde Park, an expanse of open space to relax, have a picnic or feed the ducks. The last free attraction you definitely don’t want to miss is the famous changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. This attracts a large crowd and has been a top attraction for years.
It is worthwhile if you intend really getting around London and exploring as much as possible during your stay that you purchase a London Pass. The reception at your hotel should be able to assist you with this and advice you where you can purchase the pass. The pass is a set price and provides you with fast track entry into sixty of the top London attractions. You will have the chance to explore the London Bridge, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London at a fraction of the price and without having to stand in long queues.
The final tip is shopping. It is so easy to be tempted to head down Oxford or Bond Streets in London and spend a few hours browsing the boutique shops. But the best way to save money when shopping in London is to take advantage of the indoor and outdoor markets, along with the car boot sales, which are usually held on the outskirts of the city on a Sunday.
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