Affordable London Fun (It Can Be Done!)

Whenever the time comes around to visit the Big Smoke, I always end up checking my bank balance first. After all, it can be a very expensive place to spend a few days. Although, I have heard tell of some clever strategies that mean you can visit England’s capital without having to take out a second mortgage. In fact, you can read on to find out what they are. 

Bottomless brunches 

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There is a major trend for bottomless brunches in London at the mo. This is excellent news for anyone that is looking for a great time, at a vastly reduced cost. In fact, the idea is that you pay a single price and then you can order as many dishes as you like, and drink as much as you want, usually in the form of Prosecco! Something that can save you a real fortune compared to if you bought everything individually and make some of the more expensive city locations more affordable for those on a budget. 

Grab cheap theatre seats 

Next, if you are looking for fun in London that won’t break the bank, you may think going to the theatre is off limits. However, this is truly not the case. In fact you can get some absolute bargain priced theatre tickets by booking online ahead of time. Such offers even apply for pretty much all the popular shows as well. Something that means you absolutely don’t have to sacrifice your London experience to keep things affordable. 

Choose fun but free things to do 

Another smart way of keeping costs down when you visit London is to pick things that are 100% free to do, but still provide an entertaining and enjoyable experience. Happily, London is jam-packed with such opportunities from the great museums and art galleries in the centre such as the National History Museum, The V&A, and The Tate, to more avant garde but still supremely enjoyable attractions like God’s Own Junkyard. An exhibition in Wales Now that is dedicated to the fine art of neon signage. 


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New&used neon fantasies, salvaged signs, reclaimed neon signs, fairground&circus lighting, old movie props and retro displays – this is wonderland of neon lovers @godsownjunkyard . Stunning neon art made from found objects, retrieved and renewed waste and lights. The atmosphere with the music is very unique, and definitely a priceless experience. Chris Bracey, well known as the Neon Man who has created these iconic artpieces. He has made, installed and collected signs that have appeared behind some of the greatest stars. Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut, Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jack Nicholson in Batman are just a few that have appeared alongside the collection. Chris has collected these unloved, discarded old neons and bulb icons, architectural advertising from the streets before they disappear forever. Repaired and resurrected, coupled with quirky art and powered up to shine like jewels of light. Icons in their own right, Gods own junk yard where neon never dies. @marcus_c_bracey (Son of Chris) continues the work to make neon-dreams become reality. . . . . . #godsownjunkyard #chrisbracey #neon #neonlights #neonsigns #neonart #neonlovers #neonlover #prettylittlelondon #discoverlondon #whattodoinlondon #mutiholvagy #artsy #artforlife #londonphotography #mylondon #walthamstow #neonmania #neonman #secretlondon #movieprops #timeoutlondon #mutiholvagy #mutimerrejarsz

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Of course, there are plenty of free seasonal delights to take in as well depending on the time of year. With Tim Burton Halloween pub quizzes in October all the way through to open air cinemas and concerts in the summer.  There is even the world famous fireworks display to look forward to on new years eve. Be warned though, you may get stuck in the same place for hours on end, if you choose this option. 

Voucher codes 

Now, you may not love the adverts that these voucher companies put out, but no one can knock their discounts. In fact, you can do all sorts of activities for a fraction of the cost of what most people pay normally. 

For example a tour on the Thames that would usually cost at least £20, can be bought for around £8. You can even hop on and hop off at different locations. Something that will allow you to explore a range of different sites.

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