Visiting London on a Tight Budget

London is absolutely one of the greatest cities in the world, and if you really want to have an unforgettable vacation experience, you owe it to yourself to spend at least a week exploring the streets of London. The fact that London has just about everything anyone hopes for during a vacation makes it a great vacation spot, from the world-class nightlife, theatre, awesome architecture, art, friendly locals, excellent transportation system, and just any other thing you can imagine. In addition, London is just the perfect initial stop for your journey through the cities in Europe since it is an “easy” introduction to Europe.

 

How Much Should I Budget For My Vacation In London?

Truth be told, London isn’t entirely cheap; hence, we recommend you budget about £40-£80 per day, if you are on a budget.

 

How Long Should I Stay To Enjoy My Visit?

London is a really large city with so many things to see and do and so many places to visit. For you to do these things, you’ll have to spend nothing less than four days, you can spend seven full days or even more and still not visit half of the city.

 

Must-see Sights and Attractions in London

  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • National Gallery
  • British Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • British Library
  • National History Museum
  • London Eye
  • Visit the Parks
  • Houses of Parliament
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Wallace Collection
  • Street Art of East London

 

Cheap Eats and Drinks in London

It’s easy to get nice food just about anywhere because London is one of the top international cities in London. Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. are all sumptuous, tasty, filling and quite cheap options. If you need Chinese food, you can head down to Chinatown; Kingsland Road is the right place to go if you are craving some Vietnamese, head to Southall and Brick Lane for Pakistani and Indian food, and Edgware Road for Middle Eastern fare.

A few friends traveled with us to help us celebrate the 10 year anniversary of starting our painting business in Arizona (www.MesaPaintingPros.com).  We saved and planned and found lots of ways to stay in cheap hotels off the beaten path, find cheap local restaurants the locals use instead of the touristy hot spots, and so on.  There is so much to see and do!

There are also several markets offering freshly-prepared foods. The popular markets in London include Portobello Road Market, Brick Lane Market, Camden Street Market, Greenwich Market, Borough Market, and Covent Garden Market.