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The UK Gay Guide gives the lowdown on how to visit London without breaking your bank balance. Discount hotels, cheap travel, free attractions.. it's all here!

Mention London to anyone and they will instantly think of one of the most exciting cities in the world. For many though, the downside is that it also ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit.  Planning a holiday or short break to the the capital means lots of money. However, a break in London is possible even with a limited budget. Every year London welcomes a plethora of tourists and never fails to mesmerise.

While you are on short term or long term stay, a visit to London attractions are a must do! Explore Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, London Dungeon, London Eye, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Madame Tussaud’s, Trafalgar Square, Victoria and Albert Museum, Houses of Parliament and many more world class attractions.

If you think it is beyond your means to visit London, then there is good news for you. Discounted hotels in London will take care of your accommodation without your need to shell out much money. During your stay in discounted hotels in London, you can enjoy English hospitality and impeccable service. Discerning business and pleasure travelers to London can take advantage of modern facilities and amenities including direct-dial telephone, colour TV, ironing facilities, 24 hours reception, internet access, wake-up service, satellite TV, lounge bar and many more. These discounted hotels in London offer spacious and comfortable accommodation,  making your stay truly home away from home.

If you want to avail of irresistible discounted hotels in London, spend some time in internet and use some of the many specialised hotel listing sites. The more in advance you book, the more of a discount you can get. There are however dedicated sites that offer rooms at very attractive 'Last minute Rates'. You will be surprise to know that London hotels provide significant discount rate in order to keep their rooms’ occupied throughout the year. During Christmas and New Year, visitors to London can avail of up to seventy percent discount in the best hotels of the London.

Choose your discounted London hotels carefully. If you are businessman, prefer discounted hotels in London that are located close to business establishments. In this way you can save time and money to getting to business centers. For those who are on holiday, discounted London hotels near places of tourist interest, restaurants, cinemas, theaters and shopping will be advantageous. Explore the beauty of London by visiting attractions and sights, green parks, amazing aquariums, zoos, beautiful botanical gardens. To know more about the history and culture, visit London museums and galleries. The royal castles and historical sites are witness to London’s rich past.

Travel

One essential bit of travel advice in the capital - get yourself an Oyster Card. Available from any London Underground station, your wallet will thank you, not just because they can be used to pay from London Bus and London Underground fare, but they will save you a substantial amount in comparison to the cash fare!

Eating Out

London is one of the world's culinary capitals and you can eat here at virtually any time of the day, and eat anything from Peruvian to Polish cuisine. Do not eat in the tourist areas, because they specifically cater for tourist markets and the food quality is generally very average with highly inflated prices. Instead venture out to the areas where londoners eat. Areas such as Spitalfields (near Liverpool Street UndergroundStation) or Upper Street in Islington (Angel underground station) are very very popular for eating out and cheap too!

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