Keeping your budget low in London is easier than you think. First and foremost, you’ll want to actually sit down and write down how much you plan to spend on average per day. Without that step, you won’t be able to tabulate what you need to do. It’s akin to going to a city without a map; you’ll likely get lost and feel frustrated. After you’ve set out an ideal amount of spend for each day, you’ll want to look at the free museums and galleries you plan on visiting. After all, why not take advantage of London’s eclectic range of free attractions?
Afterwards, you can decide on some of the paid attractions you plan on visiting. Perhaps you can consider purchasing a three, five, or seven-day London Pass – depending on how long you plan on staying in the city. This will likely you save you quite a bit of cash if you’re planning on doing a lot of activities each day. Other than that, also be sure to purchase an Oyster card so that you can use the Pay as you go service on the public transport system. Believe it or not, this is often cheaper than using one of the travel cards.
Consider also booking your accommodation well in advance, and ideally in central London. This will mean you spend less time using transportation services to get to the centre of the city, and more time enjoying the experiences available. The hotels near Paddington station London that include the Paddington Court accommodation come highly recommended and can be sought out with many of the packages deals available during select seasons.
We hope these tips help you minimise the cost of your trip so that you can feel more freedom during your stay in the city. One of the worst things to do while you’re on holiday, is to have to think about expenses too much. By setting a daily budget, making a list of attractions you plan on visiting, and booking your accommodation in advance – you’ll keep your budget low and get the most out of your trip!