London is infamously pricey, often topping the list of the world’s most expensive cities. However, contrary to popular belief, the British capital is not exclusively for the upper crust or those with highbrow tastes. With a little thrifty exploration and sense of selective adventure, visitors can actually get by quite cheaply. Here are 10 tips for frugal fun in London to help you get the most out of this dynamic city on a modest budget.
1. Savor the British Classics
While dining in London is notoriously expensive, there are always some affordable options out there. Stick with British classics such as shepherd’s pie, jacket potatoes, fish and chips and English breakfasts, available in almost any traditional pub or corner cafe at relatively affordable prices. Weatherspoon, a chain of cheap pubs, has a particularly budget conscious selection of classic meals and beers. You can assemble a picnic from a local market or M&S shop, which is always cheaper than a sit-down restaurant meal. Another value option is to fill up on a traditional Sunday roast, which you’ll find in most London pubs.