There is no better place to be in the height of summer than basking in the glorious British sunshine in the city of London with a cappuccino and good book. London is arguably one of the most loved city destinations in the UK, and indeed the world, attracting millions of visitors each and every year. Synonymous with high society, designer labels and of course home to our very own monarchy, the UK’s capital can often be misconstrued as an expensive place to visit, however we have got some top tips to help you make the most of a city visit on even the tightest of budgets.
The beauty of London is that the majority of its most popular attractions are actually places to visit, and since looking at something has never cost a penny, you can enjoy pretty much all the sights and sounds of the city without ever parting with your hard earned cash. London boasts some of the most dramatic city scapes, exquisite architecture and magnificent parkland that you can walk around to your heart’s content.
If there are attractions and landmarks that you would like to see closer, or enter then do your homework before you travel and book your tickets well in advance. This way you will usually save a great deal on your admission fees. The same can be said of your travel arrangements, booking train fares months in advance can give you massive savings, and having all your tickets, including day travel cards for the tube can make the journey itself a lot less stressful.
It is also important to consider your city accommodation carefully, as you will want a hotel with a central location that will enable you to walk or be within a few minutes tube ride away from your favourite attractions. The Montcalm Hotel is perfectly situated in the popular Marble Arch area, meaning that you are incredibly well connected to the rest of the city thanks to access to the underground network just a short walk away. Check the website for online deals before you book to make savings on your hotel room suite.
To indulge in a love or history, art and culture then you will be spoilt for choice with the amazing free art galleries and museums in London, including The Victoria & Albert Museum where visitors can discover historic ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, photographs, paintings and much more.