It’s fair to say that London is an expensive city. With so many tourists visiting many of the top attractions each day and a whole range of people being drawn to the vast amounts the city must offer, we are left with a gold mine jam packed with vying bodies and no space, time or money to make the most of it. However, there are ways to cut corners in the city, especially when staying at some of the great city hotels in London. Whether you’re looking to save a few bobs on accommodation or looking for that great day out for a fraction of the price, we have the city hacks for you.
Budget Box Office Returns
If you’re looking for cheap theatre tickets, don’t bother going through one fo the many box office stands in London or buying directly from the website. There is often a chance, at venues such as the Gielgud Theatre that you can pick up returns the morning of the performance you want to see, for a fraction of the price. As tickets for shows such as The Ferryman skyrocket in price to the hundreds, if you’re lucky, you can find front row tickets for less than £15! This goes for many theatre venues, it just means keeping your finger on the pulse of various websites and the first come first served nature of early box office openings.
Finding hotel deals
It can be difficult to find cheap boutique hotels in the city. Staying at hotels near the Barbican or Soho can cost a small fortune. By downloading apps affiliated with the hotel you’re after you can find the best deals these hotels have on offer as well as regular check-ups on their hotel blogs to find new deals and discounts which could help you keep cutting your costs.
Free Breakfasts at Hotels
Many of the highest quality and best value hotels in London will offer a complimentary breakfast. If you can get up early enough, do make the most of it so that you can save more on the rest of your meals during the day. A hearty breakfast such as a full English can help you to start your day with the energy you’ll need to explore the city.
London’s free museums and galleries
One of London’s best features is its abundance of museums and galleries which are completely free. Head to the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain for the best modern art in the city whilst South Kensington plays host to the free museum trio of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. On top of this, you can find the British Museum ion the Holborn area which has a permanent gallery which is always free to attend.
Enjoy London’s Parks
If the weather permits, explore one of London’s many parks. Here you’ll find a range of art sculptures and amenities to put the icing on the cake of any sunny day. The most prominent of London’s parks include Hyde Park, St James Park and Regent’s Park as well as the natural conservation areas of Richmond Park and Hampstead Heath.