London has the reputation of being an expensive city which is undeserved.
This section shows how to enjoy a day in various areas and spend very little money.

The pages are set out under various headings:

WHEN TO GO - or days to avoid when places are closed

GETTING THERE - nearest stations. Travelcards include all forms of transport for a fixed price (according to zones covered). Alternatively Oystercards and contactless cards are good value. Note: buses do not accept cash payments. Check out fares and other travel information on the tfl website

INFORMATION - find out about the area

WALKS - ideas from london-footprints or other sources

PLACES TO VISIT - attractions with free admission are listed. Those in italics are free in some instances. Chargeable attractions are included if they are good value or worth seeing

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENTS - regular special events or entertainment, generally free

EATING OUT - good places to eat a picnic. There are plenty of take-aways/sandwich shops etc in London - Treats & Greggs are among the cheapest. There may also be a 'cheap eats' suggestion.
Location(s) of public toilets

SHOPPING/MARKETS - places that are worth looking at even if you don't want to buy anything!

CHURCHES - selected churches you may like to visit. Sadly due to theft and vandalism not all churches can be kept open. If you particularly want to see an interior telephone beforehand to check or arrange access

GREEN SPACES - with public access

WATER FEATURES - rivers, ponds, lakes, canals, fountains etc

WORTH SEEING - curiosities and special places

Choose an area: [Bankside] [Bloomsbury] [Covent Garden] [Croydon] [Greenwich] [Kingston] [South Bank] [Woolwich]


There are links to sites with special offers etc on my NEWSLETTER page

There is a page of ideas for budget days out for families available [click here]


london-footprints.co.uk 2016