After the Christmas celebrations are over and the excitement of New Year’s Eve has dissipated, travellers and tourists may be feeling the pinch and looking for ways to enjoy the sights of London without breaking the bank.
It can be hard trying to find city hotels London that don’t require you to re-mortgage your house but here at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch, quality and value go hand in hand. To help make sure you can still get the most out of London while on a budget, we’ve put together this helpful guide.
Passes and vouchers
Even though London is one of the most expensive places in the UK, there are still some tricks and tips that will help you cut costs without compromising on the fun. During your time in the city, you will most likely use the Underground system to get around. This can get quite costly if you use it a lot but travellers can purchase a tourist Oyster card that will give you a discounted rate.
There are also tourists passes available from several distributors that will give you huge discounts on some of the city’s biggest and most popular attractions. Be sure to do some research and check these out before heading to the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of places in London that require no entry fee. The city is a treasure trove of history and culture with hundreds of museums and galleries that showcase all kinds of ancient artefacts and rare artwork. Take a trip to the famous Natural History Museum and explore the rich timeline of human existence or stroll over to Exhibition Road and learn about the advancements in robotics technology at the Science Museum. All of this and more is completely free.
Find your own way
There are plenty of companies and services that provide guided tours of London but if you want to save a little money, finding your own path is the way to go. There are some advantages to having a guide, especially if you haven’t visited the city before but some of the best London adventures can be had by following your nose and getting lost along the bustling side streets of the city. As long as you have a mobile map app, you shouldn’t ever struggle to find the landmarks you’re looking for.
Although London is known for high-end dining and luxurious restaurants, there are plenty of places where you can grab a bite to eat without breaking the bank. If you’re travelling on a budget, be sure to avoid expensive restaurants and look for smaller food vendors. The great thing about food in London is that you don’t have to spend a lot to get amazing food. In fact, some of the best flavours can be found in areas like Camden and Soho where street vendors dish up daily servings of authentic international cuisine.