Are you thinking about a holiday or trip to London? If you are you might want to do a bit of planning before you go to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great sights or attractions and so you can cut down on any unnecessary expenditure.
London is famous the world over for being one of the best cities to visit in terms of things to do. You could spend weeks here, never do the same thing twice and still run out of time to fit everything you want in so a bit of prep before you go is essential.
First of all look at your accommodation options. You can find some great savings on hotels in London but don’t let that come at the expense of convenience. You don’t want to be miles away from all the sites you plan to visit or you will end up spending as much on travel.
Depending on your budget you can find every kind of hotel in London from low cost hostels to luxury 5 star hotels that will set you back a bit. On some hotel sites you will be able to search by location so finding the perfect hotel for what you are visiting London for will be pretty easy.
You can also look on price comparison sites for the best rates, search on companies own websites to see if they have any exclusive offers or check for Groupon deals for hotels to help cut down your costs.
Travel costs are another thing you can look to cut down on. As we mentioned, the location of your hotel can be a major factor in cutting down unneeded costs. You can also look at getting travel cards for certain zones that you plan to travel within or if you are thinking of taking a tour you can make use of one of the great hop on, hop off open top bus tours.
Another great way to see the best of London without costing you a penny is to walk. Walking around London will let you see things you might have completely missed if you travelled on the underground. You will also be a lot more flexible in what you see and do if you travel by foot.
Food & Drink can be another unexpected expense that creeps up on you more quickly than you thought it might. Setting a daily food budget will help you keep that in check, it is nice to go for a good meal though so don’t scrimp and save every day. It is good to treat yourself and with London having some of the finest restaurants around and with cuisine from around the world you will want to make sure you set yourself a fair budget.