How To Get The Most Out of London on a Student Budget
London can be ‘a bit’ pricey at times. And for a student, living or visiting can basically mean going into your overdraft for a flat white. Yeah, we’ve all been there.
Here’s how to squeeze the most out of London on a student budget.
GET AN OYSTER
You really shouldn’t bother faffing around with paper tickets. It’s waaaay cheaper and easier to just grab an Oyster card. Or you can use your Contactless bank card – even easier and saves money.
The Tube can be a scary place for a London noob. Download a travel planning app like Citymapper, which covers all modes of transport (buses, the Underground, the Overground etc.) – all you need to do is input where you gotta be and it’ll show you the quickest way to get there. Nobody has time for dilly dallying in London.
GET YOUR STUDENT DISCOUNTS
Seriously. If there’s one thing we know, it’s student discounts. You can save a looooad of money in London if you know where to get the best student discounts. Download our app so you can grab money off loads of different food places, fashion and tech bits. That should have you sorted when you’re strolling on Oxford St.
CHECK FOR LAST MINUTE DEALS
Last minute deals are often super cheap. If you love the theatre check PROMPT between 12-3pm every day to see if you can grab some tickets for shows that night. You could nab some of the best tickets in house for as little as £16! Insane.
VISIT THE MUSEUMS
London has some of the best museums in Europe and many of these museums are free. Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the British Museum are some of our faves. They make great days out and you don’t need to spend a penny.
SEE THE SIGHTS
London is packed full of historical and awesome buildings and attractions. One of the best ways to experience London is to take wander about the capital to see what’s about. Check out Brick Lane for some delicious food and street art or if you want a jaw-dropping Instagram photo then head straight to Big Ben or London Bridge.