London is one of the most visited cities in the world, but, the sad truth is that it can also be one of the most expensive ones too! As you can imagine, visiting a major city usually means parting with a lot of cash on your travels. Still, Londoners have found various ways of exploring their city for less. What’s the secret?
Get an Oyster card
Few Londoners travel around the city in a taxi or a car. Instead, they make use of the city’s extension public transport network. An Oyster card is a contactless way of paying for fares. It’s also cheaper than buying standard single tickets too.
Spend more time visiting the sights off the tourist trail
There are thousands of landmarks and points of interest in London. The good news is many of them are free to visit! Others can also get seen at low prices thanks to early booking discounts. The infographic below lists some of London’s non-touristy things to do in the city.
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Check out the city skyline for free
You don’t need to travel on the Emirates Air Line or the London Eye to survey the landscape. You can view London from above for free by visiting the Sky Garden! It’s situated on top of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper (20 Fenchurch Street).
Cruise the Thames like a local
Forget about spending a fortune on Thames boat tours. Using your trusty Oyster card, hop on board the Thames Clipper. It’s the boat every London uses. Not only is it cheap to use, but it also shows you the same sights as the other boat tours!