Cheap Thrills in London

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London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. As the most populous city in England, London is the central cultural, art, financial, and commercial hub of the UK.

London is notorious for its higher cost of living and certain attractions can be pricey. However, there are sites that you can tour for less too! You can save more if you get a London Pass. A London Pass is a sightseeing pass reserved for tourists.

You can use the pass to enter various tourist attractions in London at cheaper rates. You just need to pay a fee in advance, get the pass, and present it to authorized personnel. You can purchase the pass in advance and it will become active as soon as you visited your first attraction. The pass is available in 1 day, 2-days, 3-days, and 6-days. If you are interested in getting to know all the affordable attractions and sights in London, check out our recommendations below:

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street is London’s most popular shopping and dining strip. Located in Westminster in Soho district, Carnaby street boasts of indie fashion labels, souvenir stores, boutiques, restaurants, and so much more. This is a great place to check out if you are looking for cheap eats and drinks. Carnaby Street is lined with budget-friendly vintage cafes, street markets, food stalls, and souvenir stores so you can shop, try out local eats and discover London without breaking the bank!

Tate Modern

Located along the Thames River is Tate Modern, Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art. This art gallery boasts of thousands of artworks from the 19th century until the present day. Tate Modern happens to be the largest museum of contemporary art in the world!

Admission to Tate Modern is absolutely free so if you are an art lover or you want to visit one of the most iconic landmarks in the UK, this is a great place to visit. Along the museum is a string of restaurants that offer fabulous views of the Thames River. After half a day looking at fantastic art pieces, you can hang out at any of the cafés near the museum and enjoy the view.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle located in central London, along the north banks of the Thames River. This iconic landmark was built in 1078 and sits on a 12 acres property. A tour to the Tower of London includes a brief overview of its history and a tour of the Crown jewels of the monarchy.

Entering and touring the Tower of London will set you back £22 and £10 for kids. You can check out this historic structure for free if you present your London Pass.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a Gothic abbey located in the city of Westminster. The Abbey is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and British monarchs. Coronation in the Westminster Abbey started all the way back in 1066 when Harold Godwinson and William the Conqueror were crowned in the monastery.

No one really knows when the Westminster Abbey was built. But historic accounts points to the 960s or early 970s period.

Touring the abbey will cost £20 for adults and £17 for students. For kids 6 to 16 years old, you need to pay £9 for entrance. For families of 3 (2 adults, 1 child), admission will set you back £40. Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) will cost £45. You can enter the Westminster Abbey for free by presenting your London Pass.

Visit the Parks

There are several local parks and trails in London that you can enter for free. These parks include the Wimbledon Common in southwest London, the Richmond Park in the London Borough of Richmond, or the Bushy Park in Richmond.