Visiting London on a budget during a cost-of-living crisis can be a challenge. Still, amazingly there is a myriad of surprisingly fun, exciting, and affordable experiences for the taking. We’ve put together ten fabulous things you can do in London for a tenner and under.
First, let’s get practical. There are often hours between arriving in London and checking into your accommodation or checking out early and leaving on a late flight. Nobody wants to travel around London hauling heavy bags around. Nannybag, the luggage storage company, has got you covered. For only £6, your luggage will be stored securely, leaving you hands-free to explore all London offers at bargain prices without worrying about your bags.
Here are our top ten suggestions for fun and interesting things to do in London for less than £10 – counting the pennies has never been such fun.
1. Enjoy a sky-high view of the Thames
Want a bird’s eye view of the Thames but can’t afford the London Eye? Hop on the Dangleway, a cable car that will take you over the river between London Docks and Greenwich, with one-way tickets from £5 and return £10.
2. See a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre
Why not do a Shakespeare intended? You could see one of his plays at the Globe Theatre, with £5 standing tickets available daily. This summer, you can enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Comedy of Errors like a true Elizabethan.
3. Try a classic salt beef bagel in Brick Lane
Whether you say Bagel or Beigal, a trip to Brick Lane for a classic salt beef bagel is a must and at under ten pounds is a culinary treat not to be missed. And why not explore the incredible street art in Shoreditch while you’re there – all totally free?
4. Fill your Sunday with flowers
Columbia Road flower market is a London institution only open on Sundays. Go for the fun vibe, cheap flowers and plants and bustling streets. It’s a fantastic London experience not to be missed.
5. Bike your way through the city
Hire a Lime Bike – you can get a £10 24-hour pass. Hop on and off a Lime bike and see the sights – you can cover a lot of ground on an electric bike. Many free London sightseeing guides are available online so you can plan your route.
6. Admire the skyline at the Sky Garden
The Sky Garden in the iconic Walkie Talkie building is a fabulous spot to see some of London’s finest views. Free to visit, so you can splash out on a drink while you’re up there.
7. Go for a Stand-Up Comedy night at a landmark London pub
Up for a cheap laugh? Comedy night at the old school Soho landmark pub, The Blue Posts – it’s been there forever. Entry to the comedy night is only £5, and you’ll get to see some great comedians.
8. Watch a movie for £5
Film buff? The Genesis Cinema in Mile End, East London has £5 tickets every Wednesday evening – you’ll have change from your tenner for some popcorn
9. Go for a swim in nature in the wilds of Hampstead Heath
Take the tube up to Hampstead Heath and enjoy the beauty of the heath and cool off with a swim. There are three ponds, mixed bathing and women and men only pools, all absolutely beautiful and entry is under £5.
10. From Soho to Shoreditch – Spend a night on the town from under £10
Cheap nightlife. It sounds like a contradiction, but there are loads of fun things to do in London for under £10, including live music nights, live Karaoke, Drag nights and even crazy golf. Enjoy.
So, there you have it – ten unforgettable experiences in London for a tenner and under, and don’t forget to stow your bags at a Nannybag. There are Nannybag locations all over London. It is easy to book online or with the app (available on Google Play and the App Store), and at £6 per bag for every 24 hours of storage, whatever size your bag, storing your bags with Nannybag is another bargain to be had in one of the world’s most expensive cities.
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