From the US to the UK: Tips to Help You Save A Bunch of Dough

In Your Guest Writers, Your World on April 26, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Today’s guest post is written by Rachael Miller of Money Supermarket.Com.  Money Supermarket’s goals are to help you save time and money on a variety of products ranging from household items to vacation deals and more.  They’re an independent company based in the UK that provides objective and balanced comparison on many items you need and love.  


With the recession still having a negative impact on many people’s finances, travelling can be seen as a luxury and not a necessity.  However, for some, it’s a way of life, and nothing will stop them from seeing the world, not even big price tags on hotels or flights.  Visiting the UK can be very expensive, which is why we  have put this guide together on ways to save money while visiting.  

Most people who visit the UK will inevitably go to London.  London is the UK’s capital, and is home to some of the best shopping, theatres, landmarks, history and culture in the country, if not Europe.  To really experience this bustling city, you should aim to fit in as much as you can during your stay.  First, make sure you find a hotel that is close to the sites you wish to see, or nearby a London tube station.  You can compare London hotels on sites such as Travel Supermarket where they will do the searching for you, and find the most suitable and cost-effective hotel that meets your needs.  

Buckingham Palace


You should also consider what time of year you will be visiting.  If there is going to be a major event close to the place you are staying you may find that hotel prices are twice as expensive.  For example, if you were to visit London during the 2012 Olympics, you would be looking at costly hotel prices.  Should you visit during this time, be sure to book your hotel as far in advance as possible.  Another tip is to visit London during term time. More people look to visit the capital when the kids are off school, so it will be cheaper to visit when the demand for hotels is not at its peak.  

Queen's Guard



London can be pretty intimidating as it is so vast, and there is literally something on every corner which could tickle your fancy.  To get a taste of the city, take a guided tour on a red Double Decker bus –  true English style!  City Sightseeing Tours is currently offering 26% off touring tickets of London, which allow you to hop on and off the bus at your favourite landmarks for the whole day.  

Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus


Another thing to consider is where to eat.  London has an extensive, eclectic choice of restaurants and bistros to choose from, whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a five course fine dining experience.  Before venturing out, search for money saving restaurant vouchers. You can usually find two-for-one and buy one get one free deals, as well as freebies on treats such as wines or deserts. A great tip is to print out a selection of money-off vouchers before you leave for the day, that way you will have them at hand when you need them.  

Cornish Pastry


Your trip across the pond doesn’t have to break the bank.  With a little planning and research, you can stay well-within your holiday budget.  Cheers!   

LW is sharing this guest post because we feel Money Supermarket.Com is a company that provides useful information that our readers will find interesting and beneficial.  We are not compensated for publishing this guest post.

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