How to Save Money Travelling to London

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How to Save Money Travelling to London

London is one of the most famous cities in the world and attracts travellers from all over the globe, and with good reason. It’s cheap and easy to fly to London from airports across Europe and London has a huge number of historical and cultural attractions. The city itself can be expensive to visit if you’re not careful.

In this blog, we’ll give you some good tips on how to save money when you travel to London. Meaning that you don’t have to compromise on your holiday or break the bank completing your itinerary. 

If you’re looking for 4 star hotels in London then look no further than Park Grand hotels, providing luxury in some of London;s most convenient locations. 

Transport

Transport

Central London is actually deceptively small and easily accessible by foot. Navigating London can be confusing, for example if you’re new to London how would you know that Charing Cross is right next to Embankment? You wouldn’t, and you could easily waste £5 on the Tube travelling what amounts to no more than a short walk. In London, it can really save you money to use your feet. The added benefit is you’ll get much better views too!

The city of London, with its historic winding streets and stunning architecture, interjected with some beautiful green spaces is surprisingly enjoyable to walk around. There’s so many spots in London for walkers, and so much to see and learn too. Whether you want a historical stroll around town, or to relax and unplug after a busy day enjoying London’s world class attractions, London is a walkers’ dream. 

From street performers to hidden coffee shops and parks, there’s so much more to see when you’re travelling above ground.

Museums

Museums

In London, national museums all offer free entry and they’re definitely worth adding onto your itinerary as they’re some of the best in the world. 

The London Science Museum highlights the very best in science and technology. The exhibitions include some of humanity’s most important artefacts and objects of historical importance. Even better, it’s located a short walk away from two other museums.

The Natural History Museum hosts over 80 million specimens within 5 separate collections. There’s always plenty to discover here with loads of interactive exhibitions on offer, making any visit a knowledgeable and fun experience. With free seasonal activities happening inside and outside of the museum, no matter when your weekend visit, it’s well worth the trip.

The Victoria & Albert Museum hosts a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects, spanning over 5000 years of human creativity! Some of the best resources in the world of architecture, fashion, jewellry, sculpture and performance are all housed here. 

Oyster Card

When travelling on public transport don’t buy any one-way tickets. Travelling around the London rail/bus/underground network can be a cheap way to make sure you get around the city quickly. BUT, using an oyster card is a much more cost effective method than buying individual tickets for each leg of your journey. There’s a reason why all Londoner’s use them. 

If you’re flying into London and need somewhere to stay while you’re visiting, the Park Grand London Heathrow hotel is an affordable, comfortable and elegant accommodation solution.

London’s Parks

London has some stunning parks and they’re all free for visitors to enjoy. There’s plenty to do and see and if you take a picnic with you, an afternoon at the park is a cheap way to make some wonderful memories. 

Hyde Park is set right in the heart of London and provides visitors with a place to enjoy concerts and events, as well as a place to relax. It’s one of London’s eight Royal Parks, and covers a total area of 350 acres including a 40 acre recreational lake that hosts swimmers and other types of watersports. 

Regent’s Park is the largest of the central Royal Parks, covering a massive 410 acres and teeming with attractions, from the London Zoo to an open air theatre. For families with children there are two playgrounds, a boating lake and plenty of ducks to be fed. There is a stunning view across London from Primrose Hill that’s one of the best views anywhere in London. 

Green Park is a stunning park that was established by Charles II as a hunting ground back in 1668, and later opened to the public in 1826. Today, you’ll find lunching commuters and tourists enjoying the park’s famous stripy deckchairs. On special royal occasions the park also plays host to the royal gun salute where the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will let loose rounds of cannon fire, and both cannon fire and deckchairs are completely free for you to enjoy! 

The hotels near Lancaster Gate border Kensington Gardens, a fantastic park that makes a great location for a lazy stroll or evening picnic. If you want to save money by enjoying free attractions such as London’s parks, stay at the elegant and understated Park Grand Hotel on Lancaster Gate, 

Join a free walking tour

Taking a walking tour of London is a great way to get to know the city and its rich history. There’s no shortage of tours that’ll happily charge you for attending, but there’s no need as there’s plenty of fantastic free walking tours on offer too. Everything from a Jack the Ripper tour to a Royal Tour of Westminster can be enjoyed absolutely free. 

Plan ahead and shop around

Plan ahead and shop around

Make sure you shop around and look on the internet before you embark on any trips. Planning ahead of time and buying tickets online is often cheaper, with attractions like the London Eye offering 10% off ticket prices when purchased online. To make sure you get the very best deals, don’t get sucked in by people selling tickets or attractions on the street. 

While staying at any one of the Park Grand hotels, you’ll enjoy a charmingly versatile, pleasantly unique and contemporary style of hotel to suit frequent travellers, couples on romantic getaways, and business executives alike. Find your own slice of paradise at a the Park Grand in London.

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