A Cheap Weekend Trip to London

A summer weekend trip to London doesn’t need to break the bank. Yes if you want a 5 star hotel with constant room service, you are going to have a hefty bill but this need not be the case. There is a huge choice of London hotels to stay in for a weekend break.

Often if you are going to London for just a weekend you have at least one event in mind often with the rest of the time intended for sight seeing or similar. Going to the theatre is a popular weekend trip for people as getting away from the normal working routine to see a West End show can be a great way to spend the weekend. It is worth shopping around if this is your main plan as some London hotels offer theatre breaks that can have a good saving on the separate costs. Other main events drawing you to the capital city for the weekend might be a concert or a huge football match at Wembley stadium or similar.

Once you have your main even sorted the choice falls to what you are going to do with the rest of your time. This time need not break the bank either. If you are into art and culture The Tate gallery, The National Gallery and the British Museum are all free. Seeing the sites is a popular past time for visitors and often the prime locations can be costly to the unwary. While the London Eye offers great views it can be an expense you don’t want to accrue, an alternative if you don’t mind waling up stairs is Monument to the Great Fire of London. For just a few pounds you can ascend the 202 foot tower and enjoy amazing views of the capital.

There is plenty of public transport available in London so getting around should be no problem. If you want to do it cheaply you could hire a bicycle but after seeing what the London traffic is like I’d prefer to use the heritage bus routes that are a great value way to see the local sites!

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