• Posted:Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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London  its not as expensive as you think
London is one of the best places in the world for tourists to visit, but unfortunately it can also be one of the most expensive. We backpackers like to find value for money on our travels so pricey, trendy restaurants are hardly the first thing we look for.

However, the sights and culture experiences on offer in the English capital make it an attractive prospect, so finding ways to keep things cheap is crucial.

Lucky for us, then, that the Calgary Herald published an article entitled 'Penny-pinchers' guide to London'. It details some of the key ways we can cut back, with staying in some of the city's many hostels as identified as low-cost alternative to expensive hotels.

Cheap travel is also a factor, even before you arrive. The new source explained that anyone booking flights can save a significant amount if they fly between Monday and Thursday, rather than opt for the busy weekend period.

In London itself, the Tube was described as the cheapest way to get around - and I reckon it's also by far the most fun - with travel cards available to cover all the trips you make during your stay.

When it comes to entertainment, some of the best things in life really are free and visitors simply must check out some of the acts in Covent Garden. There's also plenty of museums that do not charge and if you're not too fussy about your food you can always fill up without spending a fortune.

Besides, chief executive of UKinbound Mary Rance reckons that rather than being too expensive, there's actually never been a better time to visit London, with tourists finding that hostels and hotels are actually cheaper in relative terms due to the current exchange rates.

Sam Buckley
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