London is one of the most vibrant cities I have ever visited. There is always something to do, whatever day of the week or the weekend you visit. From discovering the city’s attractions or eating at a fancy restaurant, choosing the perfect place can present a challenge. There are plenty of options to explore. Here is a quick guide on how to spend a weekend on a budget in London.
BUDGET THINGS TO DO
Skygarden is a popular skyscraper, features a rooftop restaurant and coffee shop, offering spectacular views of the city of London free of charge. All you have to do is to plan a free visit and book a slot via the Skygarden website. skygarden.london
The Tower Bridge Exhibition, located in Tower Bridge, one of London’s famous bridges, is open daily April – September from 10:00 – 17:30 and October – March 09:30 – 17:00. A very informative exhibition offering panoramic views to the city from the Walkways, also there is a glass floor, 42 meters above River Thames, where you can walk on. Explore the Engine Rooms, that once powered the Tower Bridge lifts and learn about engineers and about how the bridge works. The tour offers informative videos, films, and panels to explain the tower’s history (£9.80). The staff is friendly and helpful. If you travel outside London you can get a 2 for 1 entry, National Rail tickets are valid, a printed voucher is required per two people, per attraction. One person pays the full adult price and the second person goes free on presentation of each voucher www.daysoutguide.co.uk
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Borough market is a busy popular market, open Monday to Saturday, located in the heart of central of London, offering a wide variety of fish, meat, fruits 🍒 paellas, oils, plants and flowers, cheese 🧀 spices and foodies ready to eat 🌭
Dimt restaurant, a fancy restaurant with river views, offering Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Malaysian dishes. I had a katsu chicken with noodles, spring roles and beer ginger at the price of £28. The food was well cooked, however the portions were tiny. Nice view and food at reasonable price!
Have you ever heard of Selfieccino? What about getting your face printed on your coffee or chocolate? I visited Tea Terrace restaurant and tea room, which is situated at House of Fraser, Victoria Street Branch. I was impressed by the elegant environment, decorated on white, pastel blue and pastel pink, Victorian style chairs and sofas. I had a cappuccino, topped with my face printed in foam (£6.60).
How Selfieccino is made up? First, you take a photo of your self and send it to the baristas team via what”s up or email. Your selfie is scanned afterwards and sent to a machine, named “Cino”, 😋 which prints it onto froth. Whole procedure took around five minutes.
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Here’s a quick guide on how to spend a budget weekend in London! There are so many things to do as the list of things to do and see in London is inexhaustible!
Tower Bridge Exhibition : Tower Bridge Road (London Bridge), SE1 2UP
Access By Tube :Tower Hill station
Dim t Asian :More London Place 2, Tooley St,SE1 2DB
The Tea Terrace – London Victoria, 2nd Floor, House of Fraser
101 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QX
2 for 1 entry : http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk