Fun Ideas for Your Stay in London
England’s Capital is an exciting hub of activity, with exciting attractions and historical sites that make it one of the world’s most popular cities. Contrary to what you may believe, a trip to London doesn’t have to break the bank and there are plenty of things you can do that cost very little, or are completely free. Prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the city with our guide to London’s best sights and attractions.
There are plenty of really fun things to do for free in London, including taking in the exhibits at The Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The British Museum and the National Gallery. If you are looking for something to enjoy outdoors, take a stroll around Hampstead Heath or pack a picnic and head to Hyde Park. Nature lovers can absorb as much natural beauty as they like for free at places such as the Barbican Conservatory and Phoenix Garden in the West End.
Take in a Show
Nothing can prepare you for the spectacle of the West End and whether you its a matinee or an evening performance, you will be guaranteed an experience you will never forget. Buying your ticket in advance can save you a lot of money, and by using discount codes from sites such as Groupon and Wowcher, you can save even more. Those who are already in London and looking for last minute tickets to a show can pop along to the TKTS booth in Leicester Square for but price tickets. Popular shows include Wicked, Jersey Boys, The Body Guard, and Mamma Mia. If you are travelling with children, consider shows such as Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and The Lion King.
After making so many savings on shows and tourist attractions you may want to splash the cash at one of the city’s glamorous casinos. Whether you are visiting as a couple or with a group of friends, a night at the casino is always lots of fun. Mayfair is the place to for those who are searching for the crème de la crème of casinos and in order to enjoy the night you will need to ensure you can afford to live the high life. Should you prefer something a little more down to earth, stick to the Empire Casino in Leicester Square, where the dress code is smart casual and the atmosphere a lot less elite. If you are hosting the trip you may want to ensure that everyone is au fait with games such as Poker and Roulette, so that when the time comes to hit the casino games can commence without too much time being wasted going over rules. Be the ultimate host by introducing the party of fellow travellers to a site such as Mr Smith Casino, where you and your friends can get acquainted with casino games prior to experiencing the real thing.
The Best Night Clubs in London
Where to start? London offers such a diverse mix of clubs that there really is something for everyone. One off the best free entry clubs (free before 10pm) is Cargo, a club situated underneath railway arches in Shoreditch and hosts bands, DJs and performing artists each night of the week. It is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and pop-up BBQ which serves delicious street food to hungry revellers. Heaven, perhaps London’s most popular Gay Club boasts three floors of music, and provides live events, party nights and student nights. If you;re after a night filled with non-stop dancing and fun, this is certainly the place to go. Serious clubbers need to experience The Ministry of Sound for the ultimate night of Dance and House, and Hip Hop and Grime, from world-famous DJs. Book in advance to ensure you gain entrance to some of the hottest nights off the year, including their New Year bash which is certain to be phenomenal.