London is a pretty incredible place; but it’s no secret that it's a city that comes with a hefty price tag. So can you enjoy London without completely destroying your wallet? Well, actually; yes, you can.
Start by booking a room in the gorgeous Park Grand London Hyde Park Hotel for a wonderful city centre location and full access to one of the best Hyde Park Restaurants. Now take a look at these tips that should help you to save some serious cash whilst you tour one of the best cities in the world.
Take Advantage of Free Attractions
Visit world-class museums like the British Museum, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, all of which offer free entry to their permanent collections.
Explore iconic landmarks such as the Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Passes and Offers
Consider purchasing a London Pass or an Oyster card to save money on transportation and attractions.
The London Pass provides discounted entry to many popular sites, including the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. The Oyster card offers reduced fares on public transport, including the underground, buses, and trams.
Explore the Markets
Head to Borough Market for delicious food samples, Camden Market for unique fashion and crafts, or Portobello Road Market for antiques and vintage treasures.
Exploring these markets is a great way to soak up the atmosphere and discover affordable eats and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
London’s Parks and Gardens
London is home to numerous beautiful parks and gardens where you can relax and unwind without spending a penny.
Hyde Park (found on the doorstep of your Hyde Park hotels), Regent's Park, and St. James's Park are all perfect for picnics and leisurely walks. In the summer, you can catch open-air concerts and events in some of these green spaces.
Explore on Foot
One of the best ways to experience London is by exploring its neighbourhoods on foot.
Walk along the South Bank, taking in the iconic views of the Thames and landmarks like the London Eye. Wander through the vibrant streets of Covent Garden, Soho, and Shoreditch, where you'll find unique shops, street performers, and a lively atmosphere.
Free Events and Festivals
London hosts a plethora of free events and festivals throughout the year. From cultural celebrations to outdoor concerts, there's always something happening in the city.
Check websites like Time Out London or VisitLondon for up-to-date information on free events, exhibitions, and performances during your visit.
Free Views and City Skylines
Rather than paying for an expensive view from the Shard or other observation decks, opt for free vantage points in the city.
Primrose Hill offers panoramic views of London's skyline, including landmarks like St. Paul's Cathedral and the BT Tower. The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street also provides a free viewing platform, though advanced booking is required.
Budget Friendly London
So it is possible to enjoy London without breaking the bank or parting ways with too much of your hard earned cash. Enjoy the heart of the city from the comfort of your hotels near Hyde Park, and make memories to last a lifetime.