It might be small compared to some countries, but let’s not forget that the UK is one of the tourist hotspots of the world. If you are looking for sun, sea and sand you are likely to be disappointed, but failing that you have some of the best tourist attractions in the world to visit.
At the same time, this can cost a small fortune. Some cities, with London being a prime example, are particularly expensive and make your vacation bordering on the unaffordable.
Fortunately, there are ways and means to bring down the costs when it comes to your UK getaway. Through the course of today’s article we will take a look at some of the best methods.
It doesn’t have to be London
We’ve already touched upon London, but it really doesn’t have to be like that. Sure, it might be one of the finest tourist cities in the world, but it’s also incredibly expensive. Furthermore, the UK also has a lot more to offer if you broaden your horizons.
For example, let’s hone in on Portsmouth. This offers a wealth of attractions, while hotels in the area are also much better value. The fact that it is little over an hour to the capital means that you can enjoy a best of both worlds approach as well.
There are of course plenty of other cities, some even in the north of the country, and you really shouldn’t cast your net just over London.
Stay smart with transport
If you do decide to go to London, at least stay smart with transport. The immense amount of traffic in the city means that taxis should never be turned to, and the tube is by far and away the most cost-effective method. However, also don’t discount walking. Some stations are quicker by foot, while you will also take in the fabulous scenery the capital has to offer.
Plan your attractions in advance
Some people don’t like strict itineraries, but if you are serious about saving money in the UK then we really would encourage it. If you have a good idea of the attractions you want to visit, many of them offer significant discounts if you book in advance. Not only that, but 2-4-1 deals are commonplace in London.
If you are branching further afield, consider something like a Heritage Pass which will grant you access to hundreds of historic sites across the country.
The theatre doesn’t have to be an expensive affair
For many, a trip to the theatre is a classy and unfortunately expensive affair. However, it doesn’t always have to be the latter. If you take to the TKTS booth in Leicester Square you can find seats for half the normal price. Or, if you don’t mind standing, the Royal Court Theatre offers eight standing tickets every night for pennies.
Of course, these deals go quick, but if you are desperate to see the theatre on a budget this could be something you consider.