Tips to Visit London on a Budget

London Guided Tours

Wandering around the streets of London to explore different sights is one of the easiest as well as best things you can probably do in London city. Though it is a big city, its center is often walkable which makes travelers see so much within a small area.

Most people find the most interesting of walks along the Thames followed by the Southbank. You can also get the chance for passing the famous icons of London including Shakespeare’s Globe, London Eye, HMS Belfast, Tate Modern and so on.

In addition to this, many parks in London can be explored. The Serpentine Lake, Regent’s Park, St. James’ Park and the Richmond Park are some of the other popular sites in London that attracts most of the travelers. There are also a lot of green spaces that are tucked around this city, which makes good stops for lunch during your picnic.

A lot of companies offer London guided tours for people who are curious to know more about the history of the city. These mostly include walking tours that last for almost three hours and most of the tours start from the Convent Garden. Even though these tours could be free, you should make sure to tip the guide who accompanies you.

Also, there are a lot of companies who do themed-tours that usually cover almost everything from the Jack The Ripper to street arts.

While visiting the major attractions of London, you can save a lot if you book online days before you to get there. Investing in a London pass would be worth if you are someone who plans to visit a lot of places in the city. The London Pass covers more than eight attractions and offers skip-the-line access along with free bus tours. Versions for one to ten days with or without travel are available and it mostly costs around £230 for adults.

If you choose to train in London by train, you get “two for one entry” to most attractions in the city such as the London Eye, London Dungeon and Tower of London. You would mostly need to get a printed voucher from the website and bring it along with your train ticket.

The galleries and museums of the city are one among the best bargains and entry to most of the permanent collections are free including the Science Museum, British Museum, National Gallery, National History Museum, Tate and many more. You would also get the chance to explore a few lesser-known museums like the Museum of Childhood and Grant Museum of Zoology.