I was recently asked by an fellow Instagrammer where are the places she should visit if she was to come to London. As the economy is bad where I’m from, I have compiled a list of places to see for those on a budget. I am really sorry but I am a budget traveller and I feel non-budget people probably wont ask these kind of questions because they can always ask at the front desk of their hotel- and go from there.
As a person who is actually living in London, I can’t really recommend any budget accommodations. But if I were to give feedback from past travellers and guess it would be either this homestay here in Bayswater or maybe Tune hotels in London.
For travels, I would recommend the oyster card (kind of like a pass-top up card like in any major big cities) that you can use on the tube, Dockland Light Railway (DLR) or buses. The maximum you can spend a day is £6 of travels (they actually put a cap) and if you travel one way to anywhere its£1.50.
For food, well they are plenty of places to eat- again can’t really recommend any places since we don’t usually eat out, theres a lot of halal places in Whitechapel including Nandos. If you’re an avid budget traveller, then buy at local supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury, Iceland, or Asda (our choice). Tip: you can buy “reduce to clear ” items for more savings. You can buy Malaysian food in Malaysia Hall (Bayswater) but you have to come with a Malaysian to dine there.
For places to visit- the main attractions that are free are listed as below.
I will try and elaborate in separate entries since it will be such a long post if I do it all in one entry (this is just as a quick reference). But you can click for Trip Advisor reviews. This is where I get most of my travel information- I absolutely love this website:
- Big Ben
- Tower of London
- Oxford Street (Shopping icluding the famous Harrods )
- Natural History Museum
- Science Museum
- V&A Childhood Museum
- Main Parks: Hyde Park–Kensington Gardens (memorial playground for kids), Reagents Park (Near Reagents Moque), St James Park, Greenwich, Greenwich Park
- Buckingham Palace
- Convent Gardens (shopping & street artists)
- Trafalgar Square
For places/ activities that you have to pay per entry:
- London eye
- Madam Tussauds
- London Big Bus Tour (covers a lot of the mentioned places); this is because of personal experience, You can but a 2 day ticket for the price of 1 day and go for a cruise as well.
I will try to do a personal review of all the places we went so far. In the meantime; you can click on the links for a trip advisor review and details on how to get there. Of course there are far more interesting places based on your own interests, so as usual I would advise to do own research first so that you make the most out of your London stay.
Hope you enjoy your London stay!
on a budget
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