Okay, we need to start with a bit of a disclaimer here. Despite the title, unfortunately we are not about to reveal some secret London Eye attraction in the hidden depths of South London, and even more unfortunately, no, there is not a Buckingham Palace tour that takes place underground and costs half the price of the original. What we can give you, however, is an insight into what’s popular in London, and how you might find the same level of entertainment – with a much cheaper price tag.
A British favourite
You may call it afternoon tea, but we call it one of London’s most famous – and most popular – attractions. After all, where else in the world are you surrounded by the quaintest of afternoon snacks, served on stacked plates with an assortment of tea flavours, bitesize sandwiches and delicate cakes? While London no doubt offers some of the finest and most expensive afternoon tea experiences, a search online will throw up some unique and exciting options – all priced at whatever budget you see fit, and situated all cross the city! A search for Indian Afternoon Tea near me will introduce you to the wonder of the Park Grand Restaurant West London, while searching for themed afternoon teas could take you all the way across London to the East.
The city from a height
In recent years, London architecture has started to reach new heights – with the opening of the Shard joining the other high-rise buildings that offer great views across London. The problem? The price tags. Luckily, there are a handful of other venues in London which offer great views at a fraction of the price, including the Kensington Roof Gardens which are situated just minutes from the Park Grand Kensington, and even the rooftop garden bar at the top of John Lewis on Oxford Street.
Many of these also offer up a great option for after work drinks or a weekend catch up with friends and family, without the hefty price tag for admission, drinks and multiple tours.
A luxury base for a good night’s sleep
Part of any great trip to London is staying somewhere relaxing and luxurious – but with London being such a popular and iconic city, often these kinds of rooms come at a price. Luckily, there are an assortment of Kensington Rooms London offers; with close proximity to some great London attractions, and all with cheap deals available.
Some of the most luxurious attractions in London are located around the Chelsea and Kensington area, including the V&A and other iconic museums; Kensington Palace and the surrounding grounds, and some high-end spas and restaurants. One way to enjoy these sites on a budget is simply to enjoy a leisurely stroll, especially if the weather is good during the Spring and Summer months, when you can wander at leisure through Hyde Park and along the banks of the river Serpentine, to the outskirts of Kensington Palace at the Western end.