My number one
If I have to choose my favorite city in Europe it is definitely London. I like to come back there at least once a year. But there is one thing about London- it is an expensive city. This post will be about some tips how to no worries about the cost and enjoy the amazing city.
What to see?
To spend less money we do many things on foot. That’s the cheapest solution in London. The center is pretty walkable and you can see a lot within a fairly small area. Begin your walk along the Thames, following Southbank from the London Eye to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. When the weather is nice definitely go to Hyde Park or Regent’s Park. This will give you an impression of being in a small “Central Park”. When you’re visiting the big attractions, you can usually save money by booking online, London Eye tickets are £21.50, with a discount £19.35 on the day or the Tower of London is £20.90 instead of £22. Many of London museums and galleries are free to enter – including famous names like the British Museum, Tate, National Gallery, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, V&A and Museum of London.
The cheapest way to get a great view across London’s skyline is from one of the parks around the edge of the city. Some of the best viewpoints are from Primrose Hill, Alexandra Palace and the top of Hampstead Heath in the north and Richmond and Greenwich parks in the south. Closer to the center of the city, the biggest bargain viewpoint is the Monument for £4. The Monument marks where the Great Fire of London started.
You can find some of London’s best-value food in the city’s ethnic areas – try Chinatown, Kingsland Road for Vietnamese food and Brick Lane or Southall for Indian food.
The best way for London visitors to save on transport is to get an Oyster card you can pick one up at any Tube station or order one online in advance. They bring the price of a single Tube fare in Zone 1 down from £4.80 to £2.30.
Where to stay?
I recommend you staying in zone 1 or 2 to be close to all atractions. Hotels in London are expensive so be aware of it. We usually choose hostels but in a good location. My favorite district is Earl’s Court. There are many places to stay for a reasonable price.
Hope above tips can be useful for you and your wallet.
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