Budget Tips: How To Save Money On A Family Trip To London

June 13, 2017Mandi Morrison

Would you like to take your children on a Family Trip to London for the first time? Do you like the idea of introducing them to Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament? Then you should consider some of the advice in this article.

It’s easy to overspend when you visit the capital because there is lots to buy and everything is expensive. With that in mind, you need to think ahead if you don’t want to break the bank. The tips below should help all parents to reduce spending and keep more money aside for another trip in the future. At the end of the day, most of these suggestions come down to common sense.

Money saving tips on a family trip to London

Don’t stay in the middle of the city

Firstly, you need to think long and hard about your choice of hotel. It isn’t like staying in Wales or somewhere like that. London is busy all year round. Establishments in the middle of the city will always charge more than those on the outskirts.

In London, you only have to move around two miles away from Parliament to see an incredible drop in prices. Shepherd’s Bush and similar locations are a good place to look if you want luxury without the premium price tag.

You’d have no trouble finding big chains like Dorsett Hotels in Shepherds Bush and similar areas just outside the main city. There’s also many entertainment venues and bars in that district  So, you don’t have to put up with a damp old bed & breakfast just because it’s cheap. Also, booking in advance will assist you in lowering prices even further.

Money saving tips on a family trip to London

Buy combination tickets for popular attractions

Most people who visit London want to try some of the most popular attractions. That could mean you take a turn on the London Eye, try the Dungeons, and even the Shrek Adventure. Of course, tickets for all those attractions cost money.

Thankfully, there is an excellent way in which you can make savings. The sellers of those tickets offer combination deals that enable you to try lots of different things for a lower price. You should ask about that deals at the first opportunity possible. If you planned to visit all three of the attractions previously mentioned, you could save a fortune.

Money saving tips on a family trip to London

Walk as much as possible (there is lots to see)

You’ll have to get the Tube from your hotel to the middle of London. However, after that, you could spend the entire day walking around on foot. It takes around three hours to walk from Parliament to Downing Street and then through St James Park to Buckingham Palace and back.

That is a route many tourists take, and so there’s always lots of interesting people around. If you follow that advice, your children will get to learn some important aspects of British history. They’ll get to see how our society started and begin to gain a better understanding of the political system. If nothing else, the design of those buildings looks impressive.

Now you know how to save money on a family trip to London, I hope you visit the capital this year. At the end of the day, lots of people in the UK never travel to our capital city. However, it’s by far the most exciting location in the country. So, do yourself a favour and make sure you give your kids the opportunity to see the city while they are young. Who knows? It could encourage them to apply to universities in the area when they get older, or at least give them a passion for travel and seeing new things.

 

 

Comments (1)

  • Neo

    February 27, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you for pointing out the combinations tickets this should save us some money on our visit.

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