London on Budget: Backpacking Tips to Travel Cheap and with Pleasureby Lily B. Writer
London is a huge historic city with a big variety of interesting places
to see. Backpacking is the best way to travel around and explore new
territories. This is also a good opportunity to travel on a low budget. So, you
can save money while visiting London solo. Every moment of your trip will be
savings on accommodations
London is good for solo travellers as you can easily save money on accommodation.
The city is full of special hostel spots for backpackers and attractive houses for
big touristic groups. There are plenty of options for saving money on London
accommodations. Of course, the cheapest way to find a room for cheap is couch
surfing. This option helps to meet new people. What is more, you can also save
on food if you are invited to have dinner with the house owner. There is also a
variant to try camping. You can find a good camping from the web or privately.
transportation with an Oyster Card
If you want to do in London as locals usually do, buy the Oyster Card
and travel for cheap around the city by public transport: tram, tube, bus. You
can pay fast with the card and link it to discounts for other UK travel
services. You can also save money with Travel Cards available for certain parts
of the city if you are planning your trip to one or another city district only.
The card simply works with a simple tap, and lets you save your cash for other city
attractions. Travelling over the country, city, it can be very helpful to hire
a car in London to feel free going somewhere. It can be also a good
saving for your budget.
touch without spending a bundle
It is not a problem to stay in touch even in London. Why don’t you use Viber Out’s VoIP service? This service
helps you to make calls to and from the UK and other destinations, all for
pennies per minute. You can use it via internet from your smartphone, tablet,
or other device. What a big pleasure to feel free to make calls whenever you
want and save money on it. There’s a pleasant bonus for all users: you may call
to others Viber partners for free. You can also use the rest of service
attractions like sending texts, voice and video messages.
museums make a plus to your budget
Travelling on budget, you still have an opportunity to enjoy your
backpacking to London by visiting all free-to-visit cultural and historical
places. Traditionally, you can find a lot of city museums and galleries free to
visit. The most often visited are the National
Maritime Museum and the National Army
Museum for a look at England’s earliest foot soldiers.
live entertainment, festivals, parks, and more
Free attractions are waiting for you at every step in London. The street
festivals, season fairs, street markets welcome you. The city parks offer you
to enjoy surrounding nature, take beautiful photos, and relax somewhere on a
Museums: The best
recommended free-entrance museums are National
Museums of London, British National
Museum, the Natural History Museum,
the Scientific Museum. You can find
more if you have enough time and list of available museums.
Parks: the best way
to spend your time pleasantly in London is visiting a park. The city is big and
green. The most of parks are free to enter. They are good for BBQ and playing
games. What a big pleasure to walk through the Green Park at the Buckingham Palace. This is the greatest green
spot to get some rest for free. The huge Hyde
Park and the smaller Kensington
Gardens are also recommended to visit.
Galleries: You cannot
find free art galleries in such big city as London, but you can surely find the
most popular of them free. They are the Tate
Modern and Tate Britain
you think that London consists of boutiques and galleries only. Nevertheless,
there are many good markets here. They are interesting to visit even with kids.
There are three of them: Camden Market,
Portobello Market, and Petticoat Lane
Waterfront: This part of the city is always free to visit. This
is the best viewy and attractive place. You can observe the whole city from the
London Eye. The museums, patios, street performances, small and big shops are
around you. Feel free to visit any of them.
Theater: There are many
cheap theatres in London. It can happen that you are not a big theatre lover.
One way or another, you should take your chance to travel to London for free
and see the theatre performance at least once.
Eat on a
Dining in the restaurants can be expensive. Of course, you can learn
from the restaurant website about the special days to feed for free. There are
also special hours in the restaurants to feed people for cheap for lunch of
breakfast. This period of time is usually called the happy hours. Otherwise, it
is better to buy food in the shop. There are two large market spots in London,
called Aldi or Sainsbury’s. You can
buy food for all occasions and keep it in safe in your fridge waiting for the
moment of hunger.
It can be funny to visit London’s top clubs for cheap. As a rule, the
prices are high. You can do wisely and find the most atmospheric places at the
place you live in. Thus, such large hostels as St. Christopher’s and Generator
boast their indoor bars and pubs. You can buy some drink there and meet new
people, close to your interests. This is your chance to find locals to learn
more about the city secrets and find a new partner for backpacking. Honestly,
local pubs are always pleasant to visit. Going to have fun in the pub, you
should stay your car in the parking zone and use taxi or public transport to
come back home late. There are many night buses here and there over the city,
ready to take you to any city district. It is cheaper than taxi.
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