Planning a budget friendly trip to London

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When exploring a city as buzzing and as young as London staying in the central part of the city is ideal. M by Montcalm London Shoreditch is one of the 5 star hotels of London providing unmatched luxury, hospitality and comfort in the heart of the city. Equipped with all modern features, facilities and amenities this hotel provides quaint settings to relax in while keeping you a short walk away from the top-rated London attractions. Only a 3 minute walk from the Old Street station this hotel helps you cut on your transportation cost and easily commute anywhere in London.

Whether you are travelling with family or alone, trips and holidays can easily disturb your budget. The good thing about travelling to London is that here you can have the most expensive or budget friendly holiday.

We have compiled a list of things you can do to save money and have a budget friendly holiday in London.

Hotel near tube station

The first thing to pre-book is a good accommodation near tube station like the M by Montcalm London Shoreditch. This hotel is only a 3 minute walk from the Old Station on the Northern line of the London Underground and on the National Railway. Staying here helps you travel easily to other parts of London. Depending on the length of your stay you can take an Oyster card, visitor Oyster card, day pass or even use your bank contactless card on all tube lines and buses. Planning your travel in advance can help you save a lot of money on your London trip.


Ironic to London being called the Big Smoke, the city offers vast, well-maintained and lush green parks. These parks are free for all to access, with lovely spots to have a picnic, scenic paths to walk on and nice cafes to eat in. You can make a good day-out at any of these parks and enjoy in a budget-friendly way. To name a few you can go to Hyde Park, Regents Park, Victoria Park, Richmond, Primrose Hill and more.

Food and drinks

London is also famous for its many markets. All areas of London have their weekly markets where you can get fresh food, drinks and desserts. You can indulge in such markets, try a great variety of cuisines and also enjoy the cultural feel of these markets. You can enjoy a cool vibe in Camden Market, Borough Market, Spitalfields Market, Portobello Market in Notting hill and the Brick Lane Market near Shoreditch.


London is famous for its shopping and it’s not limited to the expensive showroom shopping at Oxford Street. You can enjoy quirky, unique and stylish shopping at the Camden Market, Portobello Market, Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market. At Oxford Street, you can indulge in some cheap and cheery shopping at the Primark store, Tiger and many Poundland shops.

Shopping in London


London also has many walking tours, that are free or very affordable that offer you a great chance to explore this enchanting city on foot like a true Londoner.

Free Museums and experiences

London is perhaps one of the few cities which welcome visitors to explore some great city attractions for free. Some free attractions include The British Library, National Gallery, National History Museum, the Science Museum, and Tate Modern, the Winter Wonderland, Christmas Markets, V&A Museum and more.