London is one the most visited cities in the world and, whilst you might expect prices to match, there are plenty of ways to keep the costs down. Follow these money saving ideas from Liz Walsh at Topdogdays to help you enjoy London on a budget.
- FREE Views of London
Iconic attractions such as the London Eye & The Shard give impressive views over London but unfortunately they do come at a price. Why not plan ahead & enjoy a FREE visit to the Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street that offers fantastic views of London within 9000 square feet of green space.
- Cheap River Cruises on the River Thames
Use the commuter ferry to enjoy a trip along the River Thames at a fraction of the price of other river cruise companies. Whilst there is no commentary on board the Thames Clipper, if you know your London Landmarks this offers value for money. This service works well both as a hop-on-hop-off service or as a one trip journey that runs all the way from Westminster to Greenwich.
- FREE Entry To Westminster Abbey
Avoid steep entrance charges for Westminster Abbey & attend Evensong for FREE. Whilst this is a religious service rather than a sightseeing option, it does give you a chance to experience Westminster Abbey in all its glory. Look out for when Evensong is running during your visit to London, (dates & times vary).
- Lifting Times for Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge has stood on the banks of the Thames since 1894 and continues to operate as a working bridge. You can purchase tickets to explore the bridge from within for an interesting perspective over the River Thames. However, for a cheaper alternative, simply time your visit to coincide with Tower Bridge lifting times. You can then watch for free from the banks of the River Thames as large shipping vessels pass through the bridge.
- Be Part of History; Climb The Monument
Be part of history and climb the 311 steps up to the top of The Monument to enjoy great views of London. The Monument, standing at 61 metres high & dating back to 1677, doesn’t have room for a lift but the views are worth the climb & tickets are priced from just a few pounds per person.