on December 18 | in The Westbridge | by | with Comments Off on 10 (NOT SO) SECRET WAYS TO SAVE MONEY WHILE VISITING LONDON

The equation is simple – the more you can save, the more you can do! Here are some of the thriftiest tips for saving money while visiting London!

1. Make the Most of Free Attractions

Most museums and galleries are totally free for visitors, and even the ones where an entry fee is required usually have a bit you can visit without parting with your cash.

2. Hire A BicycleSAVE

It cost £2 to access the bike for 24 hours and thereafter £2 every half an hour this sure is a thrifty way to make your way across the capital. There are around 11,000 Santander Cycles and 70 docking stations, so really convenient too.

3. Hire A Bike For FREE (30 minutes)Save

The Santander Cycles are actually free for the first 30 minutes, so if you only want to make quick trips, you could pay nothing at all!

4. Use A UK Contactless Card NOT An Oyster Card To Travelsave

Yes, an Oyster card is well known for giving the “best tap on tap off” public transport deals, but you can save yourself the £5 a refundable fee; it costs to get one by just using your contactless card instead. According to Transport for London, you’ll never pay more than you would with an Oyster, as fares are capped in the same way.

5. Get A London Passsave

If you want to visit the attractions that don’t have free entry, a London Pass is the best way to save money while visiting London. It gives free or reduced fee access, often with fast-track entry to over 60 top attractions in the city.

6. Get A Last Minute Theatre Ticketsave

A trick for bagging a cheap West End Treat is to head to Leicester Square for 11 am. Here you’ll find booths selling off the last of the tickets for shows that day. You obviously won’t get the best seats in the house, but you’ll definitely have a bargain.

7. Book Attractions In Advancesave

If a London Pass isn’t worth the investment for what you want to see, book paid entry attractions in advance, they usually come with a discount.

8. Look Out For Happy Hours and Meal Dealssave

UK pubs are well known for regular “happy hours” when drinks are 2 for the price of 1 or some other great deal. There are also plenty of establishments that do meal deals at set times too, whether that is a free coffee with a slice of cake or a free dessert with your main meal.

9. Look To Small Venues For Entertainmentsave

From cabaret and comedy clubs to musicals and serious theatre, local venues pack a big punch at the fraction of the cost of high profile theatres and performance spaces.

10. Take A Walking Tour

Sandemans offer a variety of gratuity based walking tours of London. These are billed as FREE tours, with courtesy dictating that you tip your guide what you think it was worth at the end of your experience. A novel, fun, and thrifty way to enjoy London!

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