|A CHEAP DAY OUT
London has the
reputation of being an expensive city which is undeserved.
This section shows how to enjoy a day in various areas and spend very little money.
The pages are set out under various headings:
WHEN TO GO - or days to avoid when places are closed
GETTING THERE - nearest stations. Travelcards include all forms of transport for a fixed price (according to zones covered). Alternatively Oystercards and contactless cards are good value. Note: buses do not accept cash payments. Check out fares and other travel information on the tfl website
INFORMATION - find out about the area
WALKS - ideas from london-footprints or other sources
PLACES TO VISIT - attractions with free admission are listed. Those in italics are free in some instances. Chargeable attractions are included if they are good value or worth seeing
ENTERTAINMENT/EVENTS - regular special events or entertainment, generally free
EATING OUT - good
places to eat a picnic. There are plenty of take-aways/sandwich
shops etc in London - Treats & Greggs are among the cheapest.
There may also be a 'cheap eats' suggestion.
Location(s) of public toilets
SHOPPING/MARKETS - places that are worth looking at even if you don't want to buy anything!
CHURCHES - selected churches you may like to visit. Sadly due to theft and vandalism not all churches can be kept open. If you particularly want to see an interior telephone beforehand to check or arrange access
GREEN SPACES - with public access
WATER FEATURES - rivers, ponds, lakes, canals, fountains etc
WORTH SEEING - curiosities and special places
Choose an area: [Bankside] [Bloomsbury] [Covent Garden] [Croydon] [Greenwich] [Kingston] [South Bank] [Woolwich]
There are links to sites with special offers etc on my NEWSLETTER page
There is a page of ideas for budget days out for families available [click here]
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