On a budget
Although London is a place definitely worth visiting, money goes fast and pounds usually don’t stay in your pocket for a long time.
There’re still a lot of things to do for free whether it’s sunny or rainy! Here are a few things you need to know:
Stay in zone 2 and 3
Obviously, the further you go from the city center, the cheaper it gets. Zone 2 and 3 areas may appear quite a way out, but London is well connected and you might end up being only 20 minutes away from the city center by taking the National Rail or the Overground. You can always take buses or share a private taxi at night.
Areas such as Stratford, Clapham, Streatham, Peckham or Baron’s Court are safe and well connected.
Go for non-inclusive
If you haven’t been lucky and picked-up a great deal, all-inclusive formulas usually drive up the accommodation cost . You can save money and probably eat more if you do your shopping in a local shop. Aldi, Liddle, Cooperative are cheap supermarkets that will get you far.