If you’re considering taking your family to London for a short stay, maybe to see a show, take in the sites or you fancy a couple of days exploring the capital then it’s easy for costs to add up. With some pre-planning and savvy online searching there are plenty of deals available to help you keep the costs down, meaning you can spend your time not worrying about how much the trip is costing you.
Kids go free at some exhibitions
It’s worth keeping an eye on deals from the museums in London, who sometimes provide offers such as kids go free or discounted tickets for families. The Natural History museum is offering free tickets for kids to their Whales: Beneath the surface exhibition during February, perfect if you’re planning a half term visit. It’s always worth a quick check online for any deals or offers as often there’s some way you can save a little money here!
Travel can be one of the biggest costs when it comes to visiting London, especially if there’s a few of you. Pre-booking travel as far in advance as possible can often be a great money saver, as you can look at the cheaper times to travel and if there are any offers available. Family travel tickets can be a great option or maybe consider purchasing a family & friends railcard, which can come in useful if you plan on using the trains throughout the year.
After travel, accommodation can often be the next biggest cost when it comes to visiting London, if there’s more than four of you it can certainly add up. Choosing to stay in a family friendly room at places such as YHA in London can be a nice alternative to other costly options but still provides you with a family room (some sleeping up to six people) so you can all be together. With plenty of locations within the city this might be an option worth considering!
Keep food costs down
Saving money on food can be one of the easiest ways to keep some costs down when visiting London. For snacks while you’re out and about, pack some child pleasing options so you’re able to keep them going on the go, these can be bought with you from home which saves you having to buy them whilst you’re there. When it comes to dinner times, keep a look out for offers from chain restaurants who sometimes offer discounts off your food bill, worth checking your favourite places to see what they have an offer!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.