Over recent years holidaying in the UK has grown in popularity with holiday makers looking to save a few pennies by staying closer to home. London has always been a popular, if not expensive holiday destination. However, we have put together a few top tips, which you can use to make your stay in the capital a little less expensive:
Use your legs
Although you can save some money by buying an Oyster Card, walking around London is the cheapest way to get around and will allow you to discover the hidden gems that most people miss because they are too busy hoping on and off public transport.
Walking around London also allows you to see a number of famous landmarks and, at busy times, can be faster than taking the tube.
Take advantage of free attractions
As with any major city, London has a heap of free attractions and landmarks which you can visit and the best bit is it won’t cost you a penny. London is home to a number of top museums and art galleries including the National Gallery, the British Museum and the world famous Tate Modern. South of the Thames you will find the Southbank Centre which offers a range of different cultural events covering music, dance, arts, performance and the spoken word. London also has some stunning green spaces. Hampstead Heath, with some of the highest points in London, boasting the best views as well as swimming ponds and splash pools, sports facilities, playgrounds and the listed Pergola and Hill Garden a lot of which can be enjoyed for free and Hyde Park and Changing the Guard are also completely free activities.
Make spur of the moment decisions
For many a visit to London is not complete with a trip to the West End, however with ticket prices on the increase going to see the latest must see musical might not be possible. However, London has a thriving show scene away from the West End and these smaller productions are usually a lot more affordable than the heavily publicised shows. However, if you have your heart set on seeing a West End show all is not lost as there are a number of ticket boxes around London where you can get your hand on last minute tickets, which are often going at a fraction of the cost as the theatres are desperate to sell seats before the curtain rises.
Although saving money isn’t something you always want to think about when planning your holiday there are real savings to be made if you know how. Lucky, My Voucher Codes have put together some top money saving tips and even a fun video which you might want to pay attention to so you can save big on your next holiday.