London on a budget: How to save on airfare, lodging and more

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London on a budget: How to save on airfare, lodging and more

A late-day view of the Thames River as seen from Hammersmith, a district of west London. Visitors to London looking to save money might consider lodging in areas like Hammersmith, away from central London. Just make sure you’re not too far from public transportation.
A view of London as seen from inside Sky Garden atop a 34-story building known as the Walkie Talkie. It’s hard to walk in for a look without a ticket, but timed tickets are free, though sunset hours go fast.
The view of London around sunset as seen from inside Sky Garden atop a 34-story building known as the Walkie Talkie. It’s hard to walk in for a look without a ticket, but timed tickets are free, though sunset hours go fast. You’re not obligated to buy anything at the bar, but if you do, the drinks come at a premium, with a glass of Champagne running around $21.
This March 2018 photo shows a detail from the gold state coach in the Royal Mews in London. The site houses stables, a carriage house and a garage for the royal family at Buckingham Palace.
Plants inside Sky Garden with a view of London through the glass. The green space sits atop a 34-story building known as the Walkie Talkie because of its bulging top. It’s hard to walk in for a look without a ticket, but timed tickets are free, though sunset hours go fast.

London on a budget: How to save on airfare, lodging and more

A late-day view of the Thames River as seen from Hammersmith, a district of west London. Visitors to London looking to save money might consider lodging in areas like Hammersmith, away from central London. Just make sure you’re not too far from public transportation.
A view of London as seen from inside Sky Garden atop a 34-story building known as the Walkie Talkie. It’s hard to walk in for a look without a ticket, but timed tickets are free, though sunset hours go fast.
The view of London around sunset as seen from inside Sky Garden atop a 34-story building known as the Walkie Talkie. It’s hard to walk in for a look without a ticket, but timed tickets are free, though sunset hours go fast. You’re not obligated to buy anything at the bar, but if you do, the drinks come at a premium, with a glass of Champagne running around $21.
This March 2018 photo shows a detail from the gold state coach in the Royal Mews in London. The site houses stables, a carriage house and a garage for the royal family at Buckingham Palace.
Plants inside Sky Garden with a view of London through the glass. The green space sits atop a 34-story building known as the Walkie Talkie because of its bulging top. It’s hard to walk in for a look without a ticket, but timed tickets are free, though sunset hours go fast.

London on a budget: How to save on airfare, lodging and more

Shadows of visitors lining up to hear evensong at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married. If you’re visiting London on a budget, a six-day London pass covers admission to a number of attractions and comes with a $50 preloaded transit card in addition to covering train fare to Windsor.
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