Olympic and Paralympic medals locked up in the Tower of London

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Rio Tinto, the mining company responsible for the production of the precious metals for the London 2012 Games, will hand over the final Olympic and Paralympic medals to LOCOG for secure storage in the vaults at the Tower of London during the Games.

The gold, silver and bronze medals which will be awarded to […]

Budget Alert: Save 10% on The London Pass – Purchase by April 2nd, 2012

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London Pass is running a great sale where you can save 10% off your London Pass purchase for a limited time.

From their website:

Spring Sale – Save 10% on a 3 & 6 day London Pass! Please Note: the discount does not apply to the Travel element. Offer Ends: Mon 2nd Apr 2012

We definitely recommend […]

Top 10 Hostels in London based on Location by Hostelbookers

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Whether you want to make the most of the sites of Westminster – the London Eye, the Southbank and the Houses of Parliament – take in the vibrant West End in Soho, or breathe the fresh air near the parks, HostelBookers will have somewhere to suit. If you want to stay in a youth hostel London has plenty […]

Book a Dinner and Theatre Combo Deal

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If you’re looking for a good deal on a date night in London and want to do a nice dinner and take in a show – consider doing a dinner/theatre combo deal.

Often you can get a nice dinner in a restaurant as well as theatre seats so you get one great night out […]

Watch out for the Congestion Charge in London

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Several years ago London instituted a congestion charge in central London for all cars that enter the congestion charge zone. If a car enters the congestion charge zone it has to pay a toll of £10 during the week during daylight hours (weekends and holidays there is no charge).

It’s supposed to reduce traffic in Central […]

Shop at Local Markets – Avoid Touristy Markets

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You can save a lot of money on food and souvenirs if you shop at local markets in Britain – but watch out for markets geared at tourists – you won’t save any money there.

Here are two examples of each:

Borough Market – London – Locals Market – A rich market, frequented by locals […]

Cheap London Guided Walks

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If you’re not careful – you’ll end up paying an arm and a leg for a guided walking tour in London. Many people will book guided tours through their airline or their hotel – do not do this if you’re on a budget as you’ll overpay.

We recommend London Walks instead – a company […]

Cross the Thames for Free in the Greenwich Foot Tunnels

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If you want a fun experience and don’t want to pay to cross the Thames into Greenwich on the Tube – consider using the free Victorian era foot tunnels that cross under the river.

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel is a pedestrian tunnel under the Thames that runs between Greenwich and Island Gardens on the […]

Consider the London Pass for Savings in London

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The London Pass is a great way to save money on your next trip to London. London is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit and its popular tourist attractions are no exceptions. If you’re travelling in a family – entrance fees to various attractions can add up quickly and […]

Where to Get a Free Tube Map

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One of our favorite things to do is just look at the London Underground network map – we used to have one on our wall as a poster. But having a copy of the map in your pocket is indispensable while in London as it’s great to have a copy to look at whenever you need it.

So, […]