Living the London Life on a budget!

We know that living in London can be expensive, so we have created some top tips to help you enjoy the London life, without breaking the bank!

London travel, having an oyster card is a cheap and efficient way to travel across London. With this card you can make the most London transport without paying premium prices. Oyster cards can be purchased from any tube station ticket desk, for only £5. Remember when using your oyster card keep your contactless bank cards separate to avoid card clash.

Cycling in London is a great way to see the city and Barclay's bikes are available from several docking stations in central locations in London. It only cost £2 for 24hour access so it’s a cheap and fun way to explore the city, for further details visit:

London parks are a great way to enjoy a summer’s day; it can be a peaceful break from a long day at work or simply an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Entry to London parks are free and the best ones to see are Hyde Park, St James Park, Regents Park and Battersea Park. For more parks across London visit:

London’s west end hosts a number of fabulous theatre shows running 7 days a week .If you’re a student you can get discounted tickets if you turn up to the box office an hour before the theatre show ( weekdays), you can also try websites like for cheap ticket deals.

For those rainy days in London, make your way to one of the many free museums & galleries. The best place to visit would be Exhibition road; it’s full of style and culture and is home to the V&A museum and The Science Museum. For more museums to visit across London visit:

Shopping in London can be expensive however a great way to find bargains is take advantage of the many markets across the city, selling anything from tasty local food, antique items to fashionable clothing. Places we would recommend visiting are Portobello market, Covent Garden, Borough Market, Spitalfields Market. For more markets in London visit:

A few places worth a stroll are Camden's Little Venice, St Katherine’s Dock and the South Bank. These are places are full of character with lots of things to offer and really represent London's diversity.