London has always been part of any traveller’s bucket list. The city boasts of majestic sights that can take one back in time. Many would agree, however, that travelling to one of the World’s finest cities comes with a hefty price. Unless you have friends or family living in London who can offer you free accommodation, staying for a week or two can definitely put a dent in your wallet.
When travelling to a different town or country, one of the best people to ask for advice are the locals. Below are some tips that should get you up and about London on a budget:
1. Stay at a B&B
You’ll be out of your hotel room for most of the day. Instead of breaking the bank and spending more money on accommodation, opt for a modest room at a Bed and Breakfast. Since most B&Bs are family-owned, some services that often come with a charge at a hotel are free here such as Wi-Fi, concierge, parking, and the use of a safe.
2. Make use of airport parking services
One good thing about airports in London is there are a lot of travel options available for passengers. Although London is home to some of the busiest airports in the world, great travel experience is still top priority for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Passengers are informed of road conditions surrounding the airport, as well as any renovations going on. More affordable alternatives such as parking at Parking4less are far more convenient and affordable compared to hiring a car.
3. Eat where locals eat
While London has a lot of five star hotels and restaurants, it pays to know where you can get the best out of your budget. Here are some places in London where locals hang out:
- Honest Burgers
4 Meard St. London
Known to be home of the best burgers in London, Honest Burgers boasts of juicy ginger pig patties, caramelized red onion chutney, and rosemary salt fries. Their menu is also gluten-friendly.
- Fleet River Bakery
71 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London
If it’s authentic British pastry you’re craving, you mustn’t miss Fleet River Bakery at Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Just make sure to arrive early during Lunch hours as the queue can get long at any day of the week.