If you’re lucky enough to have tickets for the London Olympics, it will still take a ton of research online to score a stay in one of the cheapest hotels in London - and then you’ve also got the problem of budgeting for food!
But savvy travellers need not get caught in the tourist traps. Leading travel blog Vagabondish has published a useful guide with a title that certainly caught our eye: “Budget Olympics 2012”. It lists some of the best eats and pubs in the neighborhood around the Olympics Stadium and further afield (including Tayyabs Restaurant pictured above recommended for anyone in the mood for exotic flavours); or perhaps The Camel pub for a night out “that won’t break the bank.”
We recommend Vagabondish generally for anyone seeking slightly off-the-radar travel and destination tips.
Photo credit: Tayyabs Restaurant.
Don’t you hate it when you have to pay a lot for a meal that doesn’t even taste good? Worry no more, for now there is ‘Pay what you want’ lunch on Fridays and Saturday at Pips Dish cooked in a pop-up kitchen from healthy and responsibly-sourced ingredients, as we found out from the brilliant London on the Inside Blog. And if you like the idea and enjoyed your meal don’t forget that your contributions for the ‘Pay what you want’ meal help to fund free lunches for local pensioners :)
Photo credit: Pip Dish
A Walk Around Covent Garden Market in London
One example of the great free entertainment in London is Covent Garden, a bustling area in which you can walk around and watch the brilliant street performers who always draw a big crowd, as you can see on the video. And there is also Covent Garden Market where it costs nothing to browse, providing you can resist the many tempting bargains on offer!
Do stay tuned for more budget-friendly London ideas coming your way shortly…
Video credit: julianheald
We love to save money; but finding cheap hotels in London can be a nightmare for someone who has never been to the city. Many budget hotels are far from the city centre and their standards of cleanliness often leave something to be desired (which you wouldn’t of course find out until check-in).
We are happy to have discovered Tune Hotels - a budget hotel chain which runs some of the the cheapest hotels in London and which also prides itself on its premium beds, power showers, convenient locations, cleanliness, friendly staff and 24-hour security. If you’re not convinced yet, you can read this review of Tune Hotel Westminster which has quickly established itself as one of the best value hotels in Westminster. At Tune Hotels you only pay for the hotel amenities that you use and they don’t rip you off with extras you don’t need or want.
Photo credit: Tune Hotel Westminster