The weird and wonderful London Zoo

One of the greatest things about taking a trip to London Zoo has to be the animals. The zoo is home to many creatures great and small, and is one of the oldest scientific zoos in the world.

Famous for its conservation projects, many species that otherwise would have been severely reduced or extinct reside […]

New Anglotopia Book: Anglotopia’s Dictionary of British English


We’ve been working on it for months and hinting at it on our social media feeds and today is the day we’re ready to release Anglotopia’s Dictionary of British English: Brit Slang from A to Zed!

We’re really excited about this new book as we’ve had a lot of interest in it. Our new […]

Budget Alert: New London Guidebook – 101 London Travel Tips


We wanted to let everyone know that today we’ve launched our latest guidebook called 101 London Travel Tips.

It’s the perfect sequel to our first guidebook 101 Budget Britain Travel Tips.

Many people commented that there was a lack of London information in our previous book – that’s because we were saving it all for the […]

Top Hostels in Scotland – Cheap Places to Stay in Scotland


As England’s northern neighbor and the second country of Britain, Scotland presents travelers with a culture that dates back millennia. Scotland is famed for more than just its kilts and scotch. It has a whole wealth of precious castles set in and around gorgeous highland geography. Its cities are a good size especially for […]

Top 10 Tips to Survive Flying Economy to Britain


Britain is an island and there are only two ways to get there, by boat or by plane. Since air travel is less expensive and takes much less time, if you’re going on a budget that is the way to go. Chances are if you are on a budget your will probably be flying […]

Guide to Cheap Public Transportation in Britain, Buses, Trains, The Tube, and Boris Bikes



Britain being a modern country offers the cash strapped traveler many ways to get around without needing to rent a car. My husband and I have been on many trips and have seen the country relying on public transportation. For the most part public transport is inexpensive and efficient. There are a ton […]

Free Museums in Wales – Listing of Free Welsh Museums


Wales has a world-class system of public museums, so we thought we’d put together a list of the free museums you can visit in Wales.

The National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff

History, science and the arts at your fingertips – the National Museum & Gallery really captures your imagination. It houses the best collection of […]

Top 10 Guidebooks for Planning a Budget Trip to Britain

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We love travel guidebooks – it’s so much fun to page through them and plan our trips. We’ve bought most of the British related travel guidebooks at one point or another so we’ve got a working knowledge of which ones are worth the money.

So, to help our fellow Budget Britain travelers, we thought we’d […]

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 […]

How to Get From Heathrow to Central London – Your Options


So once you’ve made it to England, you have to get from Heathrow into central London. Heathrow is not close to London, but it is easy to get into London from the airport. Depending on your budget there are a lot of good and affordable options. I have traveled just about every way from the airport […]