It’s truly said that “you don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor. To explore a new place and create hilarious memories, an individual should know the tactics and hacks to strategize their trip.
Undoubtedly, traveling to a new place such as London can be an expensive and daunting experience, but proper planning will help you to enjoy the new place to the fullest.
London is one of the expensive places to explore. Mostly first-time flyers cancel their plans due to the minimum traveling budget.
If you are getting a chance to explore the beautiful and incredible location, then don’t worry about your budget, just book your tickets and fly. But, make sure you go through the below-mentioned tips as it will help you to plan your London Trip within your budget. If you consider the below-mentioned hacks while traveling to London, then I assure you that you can experience luxury within your budget and without any hassle.
Let’s get started…
Whenever you travel to London, the first thing you should remember is- Do not use paper tickets. It will cost you double than recharging your card. You might be aware that traveling in London is a little costly. So, to save some bucks, you should obtain ‘Oyster Card’ as it can be used in every transportation system of London such as buses, trains, and even underground metro.
Using a plastic card can be preloaded with cash which means you don’t have to stand in long queues and pay extra per journey. You can use the card to travel from one destination to another without paying bucks from your pockets. So, whenever you visit London, try to save money on transport by using the Oyster card. Also, make sure you know how to use Oyster Card to travel without any challenge.
If your plans are not iffy, then try to book most of the activities in advance. Such as you can book the flight tickets, hotel rooms, etc. to get additional discount offers. Say, if you plan to travel by UA, click on the United Airlines make reservations to avail cheap and best airline offers. Prefer making reservations 2-3 months prior to your departure dates to save some money and travel without facing any last-minute hassle.
Moreover, if you plan to explore nearby places in London like Windsor, Brighton, etc., avoid booking the tickets on the day as it might cost you more. Try to plan your journey well and book the tickets in advance to avail the best offers.
You will be surprised to know that in London, you don’t have to pay dollars for the young kids under the age of five. Also, by booking online, you can save big on London’s paid attractions. But, to avail of such benefits, you need to be sure about your traveling plans.
A hot tip- to get additional discount offers on booking a ticket online, you may consider booking tickets through Faremart. It is an online booking platform that offers 24*7 customer support and manages more than 450+ airlines.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick a pen and paper and start making a plan to travel within a budget.
No matter where you go, food is the only thing which is necessary to live. Food in London is way too costly, but still, you can have cheap eats. You might be thinking how? You need to look out for traditional cafes, supermarkets, cuisines, etc. This tip will help you to fill your belly without affecting your budget.
You can visit the Camden Market, which is one of the largest supermarkets in London, having 1000 stalls filled with clothes, food, art, etc. But, make sure you visit this place from 10 am, and the best part is that it is open every day. Here you can buy pre-made sandwiches as it is both cheap and tasty. Furthermore, you can try street food as it will not only satisfy your taste buds but also maintains your pocket balance.
Finding the best and affordable living space in an expensive country is not soo easy. But it’s also not impossible. I have experienced living in London without paying extra. Want to know how? Continue reading.
Firstly start doing research and find the cheap hotels in the central area like St Pancras, Oxford Street, etc. It will cost you less than actual which further helps in making the most of the trip. An alternative way to make your stay more comfortable and cheap is by renting an affordable apartment. Try to choose a central location which is near to the market and other attractions in London.
Moreover, one can select St Christopher’s village to sleep in a multi-bed dorm. Also, Airbnb is another economical option to stay cheap in London. Take a look at some of the recommended places in London where you can stay on a budget. So, don’t worry about your living cost. Get handy with the internet and be ready to save while staying in London.
It cannot be denied that London is a notoriously expensive place to explore. All thanks to the free attractions and landmarks that will make your visit to London less expensive. Visiting the sites for which you do not have to pay a single penny will make your London trip economical.
Free attractions include St Pauls Church, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, South Bank Stroll, British Museums, Outdoor spaces like Hampstead Heath, Tate Modern, Borough Market, etc. So, whenever you plan to visit London, your first preference should be to explore the free sites to experience a reasonable London trip.
Another tip to enjoy London in a budget-friendly way is by choosing the best days to travel. Most of the tourists visit the place in the holiday season, which makes it much crowded and costly. During these days, you will see a considerable escalation in the rates of food, hotels, tickets, and many more. So, it’s better to explore the destination during non-peak days.
Therefore, whenever you plan to visit London, don’t forget to read the reviews and know the best time to visit London. But still, if you want to spend your holidays in London, try to fly on weekdays like Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to experience less traffic and save some money. Avoid booking your tickets on Monday, Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday.
Another hack to be savvy is pedal your way to nearby places in London. I know London seems scarily big, but you can walk around central London easily. It is one of the easiest ways through which you can save some money while exploring beautiful places in London.
Moreover, you can also collect a bike from docking stations to travel to London in the minimum budget. There are around 750 docking stations in London from where you can rent a bike and explore different places. You have to pay two pounds to drive the bike for 24 hours. This way, you will get ample time to visit the next site and explore various places, both cheap and easy.
Hopefully, the above hacks will help you know that getting to London and exploring its fantastic places is not soo expensive. You need to be a little aware of the things and places that must be visited. If you will keep the above tips in mind while traveling to London, then it would be possible for you to explore the fantastic places and create forgettable memories on a budget.
If you have more ideas that will help the first time visitors to explore London on budget, then feel free to share in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share your memorable experience of traveling London on budget.
Now, are you ready to explore the highlights of London town without digging deep into your pockets? So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets, pack your bags, and fly.
Happy Travelling to London Economically!!!