VAT Free Shopping at Harrods in London – Save 20% off your Purchase!


One of the biggest bites out of your pocket book when travel to Britain will be VAT – which is a 20% sales tax on everything. Harrods – the department store actually allows you to shop VAT free.

If you spend more than £50 in the store, you can claim back your VAT in […]

Cheap Way to Get Around London – Bike Rental from the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme


If you want a really cheap way to get around London – consider renting a bike from the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme. The bikes are located all around London and anyone can register to rent a bike. You ride it to the next station and return it.

It’s a great way to see London […]

Budget Tip: Take a Cheap Cruise on the Thames with the Tate-to-Tate


If you’re looking for a great way to see London but don’t want to pay for the high priced boat tours – consider taking the Tate to Tate boat ride.

It’s an all day boat service that runs from the Tate Modern to the Tate Britain. The Tate Boat runs every forty minutes during […]

Walk to Save Some Money


This tip is for London in particular, consider walking to your destination instead of taking public transportation. London is a big city and has plenty of options for inexpensive transportation but sometimes it is just nicer to walk. I am speaking particularly of the Tube, while it is fast and inexpensive it is almost […]

Free Fun: London’s Parks



I have traveled to London almost a dozen times and have seen pretty much every attraction, paid and free. However with all of the amazing things I’ve seen, Hyde Park in London has to be my favorite place practically on the face of this Earth. Hyde Park is not alone, London is full […]

Top 5 Tourist Attractions to Avoid in London


Here’s our list of  overrated London Attractions Worth Skipping due to cost and the crowds:

London Dungeon (tourist trap) Madame Tussaud’s (tourist trap) Westminster Abbey (St Paul’s is more impressive) Buckingham Palace (it’s a house, closed most of the year and the changing of the guard is a tourist mob) British Library (it’s just […]

Best Places in London to Hear Free Music


There are many places in London that offer opportunities to hear from free music. Here’s our list of the best Places to hear free music in London:

St Martin in the Field’s at Lunchtime every day. Covent Garden Market on the lower levels. Buskers on the South Bank of the River. Southbank Centre – […]

Where to Get Cheap Half Price Theatre Tickets in London?


You’ll want to check out the Tkts – Half Price Ticket Booth located in Leicester Square (which is in the heart of Theatreland), this is the place to check for cheap theatre ticket deals before you check anywhere else as they are ‘official.’

There will be many other places that purport to sell Half […]

How to Get the Cheapest Tube (and bus) Fares in London


For the cheapest Tube Fares in London you must get an Oyster Card. An Oyster Card is a travel card that you load money on to travel the Tube and Bus Network. Using the Oyster card you can save 50-60% on your Tube Fare than if you’re paying cash. No matter how much you […]

What’s the Cheapest Hotel in London?


The cheapest and cleanest hotels in London are the EasyHotel chain of hotels located in: South Kensington, Paddington, Victoria, Heathrow, Earl’s Court, Luton and The City.

Rooms are very basic, offering just a bed and a bathroom with no amenities and you have to pay for the privilege of watching the TV. However, rooms are clean, […]