The UK is a popular destination for US vacationers —and where’s better to go in the UK than London?
This fantastic city is a tourist hotspot, but it’s also very expensive.
So these five cash-saving tips for hopping across the pond on a budget ensure maximum London enjoyment for minimum spend.
There are many ways to travel around London, but the Tube is the best becauseit’s fast, efficient and great value for money.
You pay for Tube travel using an oyster card (a pay-as-you-go smart card) or a contactless bank card.
And there’s a daily cap on tube travel which makes it great for tourists travelling around the city —once you clock up a few stops, you essentially get to travel for free.
You can find out more about Tube travel in London on the Transport for London website.
Accommodation can be one of the costlier elements of a holiday in London.
So if you’re on a budget, Airbnb is a great place to look. The site offers a vast choice of accommodation forany budget,withoptions ranging from private rooms to entire apartments.
Check out the Airbnb website to see the range of accommodation available in the UK capital.
- Walking tours
With the summer months approaching, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and explore. So if you want to see a lot of London for free, a walking tour is a timely choice.
There are various tours available, including the Royal London and Changing of the Guard Tour, where you’ll experience iconic sites like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
Your tour guide will have a wealth of knowledge to share, so a walking tour is a great option for history fans.
More details about the free walking tours can be found on the London walking tours website.
- Free attractions
It’s not just walking tours that are free, there’s a whole host of great gratis things to do in London.
For instance, you can visit the British Museum, the Natural History Museum and many more, for no charge whatsoever.
And on a warm daythere are plenty of beautiful green spaces for you relax in — Crystal Palace Park is one of the best because it’s home to incredible full-scale dinosaur models, a magnificent maze and a beautiful boating lake.
- Travelling to London
London is home to multiple airports that are accessible from cities across the USA —to find cheapair travel, use flight comparison site Skyscanner.
And the easiest and least stressful way to get the airport is probably by driving. So plan your route and find airport parking on Looking4.com for affordable dealsat airports across the US including Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington.
As you can see, London doesn’t have to bean expensive holiday. Simply follow these tipsto explore this superb city on a shoestring.
What tips do you have for visiting London on a budget? Share in the comments.