One of the topics that never grows old or run its course when it comes to travelling is how to travel a certain holiday destination within a budget. For this article, the target destination is London. When one thinks of London, many different other things comes to mind. But for a common tourist, the main consideration is expenses; and perhaps the most interesting topic for him is how to explore London under a practical budget. Here’s how.
Little Cash or No Cash Required Activities
There are landmarks in London that you can visit absolutely free of charge. One of these landmarks is London’s National Museums. Included in the list of popular London National Museum are the British National Museum, the Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum. If you want to limit your visit, try exploring these top 3 museums. The British Museum alone showcases more than 7 million antique items.
Since you’re into museum exploration, try visiting some galleries like the Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries free of charge.
You can enjoy the local scene by spending a quiet time in parks. You can pack-up a sandwich for lunch and enjoy a peaceful moment in parks like the Green Park which is located near the Buckingham palace. Two adjacent gardens like the Kensington Gardens and the Hyde Park are also perfect places to enjoy a couple of hours with yourself.
Another recommended tourist attraction is visiting the Waterfront. It’s here where you get a panoramic view of the parliament buildings and the infamous London Eye. The Waterfront is also a melting pot of people making this one of the best places in London to observe the comes-and -goings of the local scene.
Photography is also something you can do while visiting London and the best snapshots you can get are for free. You need not be a professional photographer to enjoy the scene behind the camera; you only need the eagerness to explore. So you can take a snapshot of the Big Ben from afar; the majestic Tower Bridge; Buckingham Palace; the Gherkin; Westminster Abbey.
Solving Accommodation Expenses
Of course, if you have issues with your budget from the start, booking for cheap accommodation is a must. For this, seriously consider staying at hostels. You’ll never run out of option in choosing the best hostels in London. Some hostels even offer free breakfast buffet; you only need to be resourceful in choosing the best hostel.
One effective tactic you can do to save-up money for your London holiday is to book a package with an online travel website like Hostelbookers. Online travel websites like these offer comprehensive packages that covers air fares, accommodations, and even tours.
Another tactic is to plan and book your holiday months and months before your intended holiday schedule. Why? Because early bird promos can give you half the price holiday packages or individually priced hotel accommodations.
In addition to this, why not maximize the points you earned from your credit card. If you have enough points, that can earn you a round-trip ticket and even several days stay in an accredited hotel.
So on your next visit to London, why not visit the above mentioned places and try saving money by using some of the practical pieces of advice.