Travelling to London on a budget might seem challenging but it’s very possible to spend an unforgettable day in the capital without spending a fortune. London is full of activities and places for tight budgets: free entrances to museums, cheap street food markets and cocktails for less than £10.

So how can you enjoy everything the city has to offer without breaking the bank? We’ve compiled some handy tips, including places to stay to help you make the most out of your experience.

Activities for tight budgets

London for less: cut-price culture

From museums to comedy clubs, experience the best of London on a budget

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5 free gig venues in London

From live jazz to DJ sets, catch gigs for free across the city

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London’s best group fun on a budget

With its hip brunch spots and riotous nights out, London’s more fun with friends in tow

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10 dishes for under £10

Our pick of the city’s most exciting – and affordable – eateries

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Six cocktails for under £10

These hip London bars won’t break the bank

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Get the London look (without breaking the bank)

Where to shop in the capital without sending your credit card into meltdown.

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See stars from Dada to Pop movements, ogle London’s panorama from the top floors and tour the geometric extension. See our guide to London's Tate Modern.

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Borough Market guide

Discover Borough Market, the must-see street food market in South London.

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Where to stay

Book your city break

Save money when you book your train and hotel with Eurostar*

Infants can travel for free on an adult’s lap and just need a passport. You can only take one infant per adult.

See all the sights

Take in all the top spots by booking attraction tickets through our partner, Musement. Our hand-picked selection has something for everyone in each of our destinations.

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Access to 80+ London attractions and tours

The London Pass is your all-inclusive sightseeing package. It’ll save you time and money by giving you fast-track entry to the city’s best attractions.

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