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London: Free and cheap things to do for Christmas

London: Free and cheap things to do for Christmas

The Christmas lights are sparkling, the temperature has dropped and London town is starting feel oh so very festive. While there are tons of “official” Christmas activities to partake in over the next few weeks, you’ll find that many (like the plethora of ice rinks that have popped up in all corners of the capital) » Read more

London: 10 tips to enjoy winter on the cheap

London: 10 tips to enjoy winter on the cheap

Thinking of heading to London this winter? Congratulations, you’ve picked a wonderful time to visit. Sure, it’ll be a little chilly but with average temperatures of around 37 to 50 degree Fahrenheit, it’s nothing a good coat, gloves and a few warm layers won’t cope with. For budget travelers, there’s also the advantage of securing » Read more

Should you buy a London Pass or Time Out Card?

Should you buy a London Pass or Time Out Card?

While many of London’s most interesting sights, such as the national museums, are completely free to visit, there are still those “must-see” places that come with a hefty price tag. Whether you’ve got your heart set on sailing over the city at the London Eye, delving into its gory depths at the London Dungeon, or » Read more

London: 8 popular misconceptions about visiting

London: 8 popular misconceptions about visiting

Thanks to EuroCheapo correspondents across Europe, we now know that all Parisians aren’t the height of chic, and that Barcelona isn’t full of sangria-guzzling locals. Now it’s time to leap on the next Eurostar to debunk a few myths about London. 1. Londoners are rude Of course, London can be a frantic city, with so » Read more

Visiting London: 5 easy ways to keep your wallet happy

Visiting London: 5 easy ways to keep your wallet happy

London is a pricey city—there’s no denying it. But Cheapos can make their British pennies go further by following these frugal ways to enjoy the best of the capital. 1. Get an Oyster! First things first, don’t even think about stepping on a Tube or bus without an Oyster card. Fares are high enough without » Read more

10 money saving tips for first-time visitors to London

10 money saving tips for first-time visitors to London

First time visit to London? Lucky you! There’s lots to look forward to. What’s not fun to anticipate, however, are the costs involved. Plan ahead and it’ll go a long way towards ensuring a stress-free trip. To save a few shillings without having to scrimp on the sights, here are our EuroCheapo top tips for » Read more

London: A Cheapo guide to South Kensington’s hotels, restaurants and bars

London: A Cheapo guide to South Kensington’s hotels, restaurants and bars

London’s South Kensington neighborhood is a funny place. There’s no denying the excellence of attractions such as the museums, Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall. There are sweet mews streets and some gorgeous bits of architecture. Unfortunately, the area is fully aware of its own charms and has pushed the prices up accordingly. With members of the » Read more

London: Affordable haircuts you can trust

London: Affordable haircuts you can trust

By Lara Kavanagh in London— Trying to get a haircut at a good price can be a bit of a gamble. Budget establishments can be less creative, and a bit of a worry if you want something specific. Visiting a salon with a more defined sense of style can be prohibitively expensive, particularly if you’re » Read more

London: Website helps you navigate the city’s confusing streets

London: Website helps you navigate the city’s confusing streets

As any visitor to London (and probably more than a few residents) can attest, getting around the city on foot can be maddeningly confusing. Because London grew over the centuries by swallowing up neighboring villages and towns, there’s little rhyme or reason to its layout. Hence the existence of mews, the charming narrow alleys where » Read more

London Spotlight: Alex dishes up the goods.

London Spotlight: Alex dishes up the goods.

Recently, Alex Robertson Textor, our awesome editor emeritus and current writer-at-large, spent a few months in London and reviewed a host of new hotels for EuroCheapo while updating existing hotel reviews. In addition, he scoped out and tested cheap eats (bacon anyone?), budget tips, and lots more. Positively brilliant! If you haven’t already, might we suggest » Read more

London Departures: Isabella Blow and Tony Blair

Londoners are abuzz over two departures—one political; the other final. 1. On June 27 Tony Blair will stand down as Prime Minister. While it’s not yet official that Gordon Brown will be elected by the Labour Party as the new PM, it’s widely expected that Brown will follow Blair at No. 10 Downing Street. You » Read more

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