13 May 2020

How to Visit London on a Budget

London isn’t a city you typically imagine visiting without having to spend a lot of money.

The fancy shops, the Michelin star restaurants, and all the supercars!

But it certainly doesn’t have to be that way.

You just have to know a few simple tips and tricks…

How to travel around London on a budget

Santander Cycle, London

Santander Cycle

There are a few great ways to travel around London whilst saving money.

If you are lucky enough to be visiting when the weather is nice, why not jump on a Santander Cycle. There are more than 11,500 bikes at over 750 docking stations across London so you will never be far away. Find your nearest docking station here.

The best part is you only pay £2 to have access to all these bikes for 24 hours. If your journey is less than 30 minutes, you won’t pay more. If it’s longer than 30 minutes, you pay £2 for every 30 minutes.

Usually the cheapest way to get about and the most fun!

London Buses

London Buses

Taking a bus is also a great way to get around London on a budget. Fares are just £1.50 and to make it even better you can hop on unlimited buses for free within one hour of your first journey.

If you are taking the bus all day then prices are capped at £4.50.

You can view all the bus stops here.

But our recommendation is to use Citymapper and they will figure out the best way to get from A to B!

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus, London

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

If you’re here to see the sights, then why not save money by combining travelling with some sightseeing!

Hop-On Hop-Off buses are great as you can take a seat on the top deck, listen to a tour guide, and see all of London’s most beautiful attractions! These buses stop all around the city and you can jump on or off at any stop so it’s a great way to get around and explore.

Check out the best option for you here.

You can often combine this with tickets to some of the major attractions which will give you an even better discount!

And on that note, let’s look at the best combination tickets which can save you up to 40%.

Discounted Tickets to London Attractions

Where you can really save money is finding the best deals for tickets to London’s top attractions.

The best way to do this is to have a think about what you really want to see or do and then find a combo-ticket for those attractions.

Here are the latest offers we have available.

You can save up to 40% by doing this! Here are some to look out for.

London Explorer Pass

The best part of the London Explorer Pass is that you can choose to visit 3, 5, or 7 attractions from a list of 20 all with the one pass.

You can visit them all at your own pace as the pass is valid for one year and expires after 30 days from when you visit your first attraction.

The London Explorer Pass can save you as much as 40% versus paying for tickets individually!

Check the availability here.

Kensington Palace, London

London Royal Palace Pass

If palaces are your thing then the Royal Palace Pass is definitely worth looking into.

Choose three or four palaces to visit, including the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House and Kensington Palace.

And there really is no rush here as the pass is valid for two years from the date of your first visit!

The savings aren’t quite as good, but it’s still a saving.

Check the availability here.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus, London

Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

As we said earlier, the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tours are a fantastic way to get around whilst soaking in all of the surroundings. So, if you are looking to take this route, then there can be further discounts waiting for you.

Combine the bus tour with a cruise along the River Thames here.  

Or combine the bus tour with a visit to the London Eye here.

Other Great Savings

There are many other attractions bundled together to help you save money so do look around!

We have great savings for anyone wanting to combine St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London or for those who are more interested in visiting the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, and the Tower of London.

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