We all know how planning a holiday can be rather stressful, not to mention it takes months of hard work in order to save up for that well-deserved holiday. To not cause a significant dent in your budget one should consider ways on how to save money while travelling while getting the most value for less. This is especially true if you intend on visiting expensive cities like London. Here are some tips on how to grab special offers and packages to celebrate your stay in London.
Book when its offseason
The rule of thumb about saving money on your holiday is to travel at a time when there is a lower rate of people going to the same destination. Although London is an all-year destination when it comes to tourism, specific periods of the year tend to be less busy than others. The summer months are the most active in London, and therefore prices tend to be higher during this period. Visiting during in spring is one of the best times to head to the city. Keep a lookout for London city hotels special offers.
Join a loyalty program
Rewards programs are company’sways to get you to book with them. As a loyalty club holder, you receive benefits for your loyalty to the brand. Shaftesbury Paddington is one of the participating hotels in a program that gets you discounted room rates when booking your hotel stay through their website. Other benefits include complimentary breakfast – which can come in handy when visiting London.
Purchase a London Pass
The London Pass is your ticket to the city. This card allows you to access most of the city attractions at a discounted rate. An additional benefit to the discount is you qualify for passing the long lines at some of the attractions in the city.
Capitalize on all the free things to do
Although the city of London is an expensive place to live. It also accommodates to its people by offering several free things to for in the city. As a visitor, you can join one of the free walking tours offered or head to one of the city’s many museums with most of them offering free admission to the public while others only require that you pay a small fee for the upkeep. No matter what you decide there is always places where you can save extra cash.
Avoid tourist traps and look for local restaurants
This one shouldn’t be hard to do as thousands of restaurants in the city mainly cater to locals. These places also tend to have some of the best specials and offers for patrons. These can be anything from happy hour to enjoying a buy one get one free offer. Whatever the offer is make sure to visit as many of these types of places rather than dining at some of the expensive restaurants in the city. Check out The Shaftesbury restaurant for the latest in dining specials.