Today – Tourist in London on a Budget
How to be a Tourist in London on a Budget – things to see and do
London is a fantastic city to explore with a tremendous amount to see and do, but it can also be an incredibly expensive trip if you are not careful. Many of the major attractions and tourist areas are pricey but there are many cheaper tourist spots around the capital which can still provide a brilliant day out and allow you to see what this great city has to offer.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic London landmark and can be seen from many miles away. It is a breathtaking sight to behold from the outside but it is also highly worth going inside and experiencing the tour which will take you back in time to many important moments in London, and the UK’s, history. Although not free, this is much more affordable than many of the other tourist attractions in this popular district.
Thames River Cruise
The Thames River Cruise is a superb way to see all of the major attractions and have a fun day out. It can be thrilling to set sail through the heart of the capital and you can hop on and off at the conveniently placed piers and even enjoy a meal onboard. It is possible to find cheap deals on a Thames River Cruise by looking online too.
London is home to many fabulous museums (many of which are free) but the pick of the bunch is, arguably, the Science Museum in the attractive South Kensington area. The Science Museum is as fun as it is educational with many fascinating interactive exhibits and fun things to see and do. Museums are the best thing to do as a tourist in London on a budget
Churchill War Rooms
The Churchill War Rooms allow you to discover the intriguing history and legacy of Winston Churchill in a bunker and museum which is found hidden beneath the Westminster streets and it is here that he and his war cabinet strategised during World War II. It is one of the five branches of the brilliant Imperial War Museum – a must-visit for anyone with an interest in military history and an eye-opening experience.
These are just a few of the best highlights to check out if you are visiting London but you do not want to spend a fortune. It can be pricey exploring the major attractions and visiting the popular tourist spots, but not everywhere costs a fortune and there are many great ways to explore London without breaking the bank while still showing you the rich culture, history and beauty of the capital.
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