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Enjoy London on a Budget

With an array of affordable attractions and an excellent transportation network, London is one of the most convenient and exciting cities in the world for budget travelers. England’s capital has a wonderful mix of remarkable sights that won’t break the bank, including plenty of free museums, beautiful parks, historic buildings, and cultural sites. Modern architecture and towering skyscrapers sit side by side with medieval churches and ancient ruins in this truly modern metropolis. The array of wallet-friendly activities on offer makes London a firm favorite among budget-conscious visitors looking for a city adventure to remember.

Things to see in London

London has a host of free-of-charge museums worth visiting, and “Albertopolis” in South Kensington—the city’s cultural and scientific quarter—is home to many of the best. The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum are all to be found here and you can spend a day (or even two!) exploring these huge Victorian institutions without spending a single dime. Admire art from all corners of the globe, marvel at prototype steam engines, and come face to face with a life-size T-Rex before taking the short stroll to the trees and waterways of Hyde Park, where you can listen to fiery orators making their ideas known at Speaker’s Corner. A picnic, stroll, or jog in any of the city’s many parklands is a pleasant and cost-free way to spend an afternoon in London.

Cheap hotels in London

Travelers visiting the city on a shoestring budget have a large number of affordable accommodation options to choose from. Whether you’re in town for a weekend of night-time revelry or a couple of days of daytime exploration, you can take advantage of one of the countless cheap hotels and budget hostels in London. You can expect to find a range of amenities to make your stay as comfortable—and cheap—as possible, from bike rentals and organized walking tours, to on-site bars and reasonable restaurants. London also has a large selection of discount hotels perfect for romantic getaways that won’t break the bank on your budget vacation.

Where to stay in London

The Bayswater district is one of the best areas to find cheap hotels in London. There are plentiful budget hotels in the neighborhood and it’s also a very pleasant place to stay, with Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and Portobello Market all within walking distance. Kings Cross is another popular area with budget travelers thanks to its excellent transport connections which make it a great base for exploring the city. Another great place for cheap hotel rooms in London is around the Tower Bridge area, which also puts you right next to many of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

How to get to London

With 6 main airports and tens of millions of visitors every year, London is the busiest city in the world based on passenger numbers. The primary focus of air travel in London is the world-renowned Heathrow airport in the western part of the city, which has 4 terminals and services 6 continents. The airport boasts three underground stations so you can hop on the Tube and find yourself in the heart of the city center for less than £6. There are also a number of frequent buses that will drop you right into London for next to nothing.

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