There’s never a dull moment for tourists wanting the best of what London has to offer.
With plenty to see and do during the day and London nights out ranging from a cultured evening at the theatre to a full-on night on the tiles, it’s very easy for sightseers to quickly lose track of how much they’re spending during their time in the English capital.
Fortunately, there are a plenty of options available to anyone that wants to stay in London on a shoestring budget.
Here are five money-saving attractions well worth checking out:
Down at Camden Markets, though, there are bargains galore and all in one of London’s most diverse and interesting boroughs. Peruse the many shops and stalls or just watch the world go by in one of the vibrant cafes, bars and pubs.
Cost: Nothing, unless, of course, something catches your eye in one of the boutiques.
More glamorous than Camden Markets, Covent Garden is renowned for the street performers that work day and night to thrill the visitors that head there to be entertained as well as wined and dined in style.
If this is not your cup of tea, then just walk around the former fruit and vegetable market, which is now home to many charming and curious independent shops.
And put time aside to watch the artists, jugglers and musicians that line the surrounding streets looking to wow the crowds.
Cost: Free, but you may feel compelled to donate a bit of loose change if one of the street artists impresses you.
Learn all about space travel and more at the Science Museum, where the various hands-on exhibits bring the museum to life.
The Natural History Museum, which is also free, is literally next door and Hyde Park is a short walk away, meaning this particular corner of London is easy on your wallet and fun at the same time.
The exhibits will divide opinion and provoke healthy debate in a way no other attraction in the city will. From the beautiful to the outright bizarre, the Tate Modern has it all.
Cost: Free, although you will have to pay if you want to see the major exhibitions.
Well, ‘hidden’ is probably not the best word to describe it seen as though it was constructed nearly 350 years ago and is actually the tallest isolated stone column in the world.
Yet it’s commonly overlooked by people that want to see London’s skyline.
However, climb the 311 steps up the mesmerizing spiral staircase and you’ll be greeted by incredible views.
What’s more, it’s a bargain when compared to the fact it costs nearly £20 for an adult to make a revolution on the nearby London Eye.
That’s virtually six times the price for pretty much the same view and by scaling the Monument you also get a bit of exercise thrown in as well, so it’s altogether more rewarding.
Cost: £3 adults, £2 concessions, £1.50 children.
Have a fun trip to London!