How to do a Family weekend in London on a budget

Visiting London can be difficult if you want to do it with the whole family and on a tight budget. There are places where you can easily spend 10 pounds without getting much change back. All these costs naturally will add up to quite a big sum, which eventually can hurt your holiday family budget. And this is just a short family weekend away. Here’s some money saving tips that can help you to plan a Family weekend in London without hurting your wallet too much.

Sleep on a budget 

Staying in the capital's centre means getting around the city will be easier, more efficient and pleasurable. However, finding a cheap accommodation in the Big Smoke might not always be the easiest thing. Especially, if you wait until the very last minute to complete your booking or you are trying to do it at the peak of a tourist season. With the two May banks holidays just around the corner, itis about time you start making your weekend plans in advance. Amba Marble Arch hotel has some good offers that are great for those looking for a stay that will be both cosy and comfortable, with an easy access to the top London landmarks. Booking ahead means you can also take advantage of any online deals such as discounted breakfast. 

Buy travelling tickets in advance 

Another difference-making cost cutter is to book your ALL travelling tickets in advance. Train operators sell them up to 12 weeks in advance of the date of your travel. The maximum you can save is up to 87 % on the price of an off-peak standard ticket, so really worth checking out if you are going to travel with a pack of your nearest and dearest! While in London, remember to get a visitor Oyster Card - it will give you discounts on the river bus, or the Emirates Air Line. But it’s not all about money, making travel plans in advance gives you the peace of mind you need for a comfortable, hassle-free journey that you and your family will need.

Turn into an early bird

Going, going, gone - that’s pretty much how some of the unfortunate attempts to get tickets for the
most popular attractions in London could be sum up. Buckingham Palace, Sky Garden, and of course
visits at Warner Bros Harry Potter studios - they all will have to be booked in advance if they are on your London bucket lists. But making plans ahead is not only about a guaranteed entry, as it also can help you to save on a few most expensive, ticketed attractions in the capital.

Consider visiting free attractions

If you failed to pre-book tickets for London must-see activities, not everything is lost yet, as the capital is full of free attractions and stunning landmarks that can be access free of charge! On sunny days, why not visit some of the exquisite parks, that are scattered around the city. In Kensington Gardens your kids can play at the Princess Diana Memorial Playground, and from the summit of the Parliament Hill, at Hampstead Heath, where you can take some great family pictures with the London’s panorama in the
background. Other options include visiting the free national museums such as British Museum, and
National History Museum.

Eat at the delish food stalls

Trying to fuel your energy in London on a budget might not be the easiest thing to do, but luckily there are few tricks that neither will compromise your family health or mood. One of them is eating at various. London food stalls, that sell a lot of cheap and cheerful food, that will keep you going for the rest of the sightseeing hours! Stretching from Clerkenwell Road to High Street Holborn is the Leather Lane Market, that does it best when it comes mixing traditional British cuisine, with some oriental treats. Similarly pleasing should be Parisian crepes that could be bought at the La Creperie de Hampstead stall. Although sold in a paper and to be eaten with a plastic fork, they are one of the reasons why people venture to North London.