Experience London for less this autumn

by Paul Markham | Sep 27, 2017
Stansted Express – the fastest and most convenient transport service between Stansted Airport and the Capital – shares its top money saving tips for London travel

Whether you’re visiting London for its history, culture, iconic sightseeing opportunities, diverse food scene or vibrant nightlife, it goes without saying that London can be an expensive city to visit.  For those looking for ways to travel to the UK’s capital city for less this autumn, there are a number of tricks for visitors to make some savings. From pre-booking activities to taking part in free walking tours to see London in all its glory, airport train and transfer provider Stansted Express has put together its top tips to make the most of everything London has to offer without breaking the bank.

1. Pre book your airport transport and save money on the Stansted Express

Let the train take the strain - at just 47 minutes the Stansted Express is the fastest way to get into central London if arriving into London Stansted Airport. Book your journey in advance for offer fares from just £7* per person (each way). Or if you are travelling with three or more friends or family make the most of the Group Save offers and grab yourself a £7 bargain even on arrival. With trains leaving every 15 minutes**, there’s no better value way to get into the city. For the best prices book online at www.stanstedexpress.com.

2. Take advantage of amazing 2 for 1 offers on major London attractions

If you travel by train use your Stansted Express train ticket to claim a variety of vouchers for 2 for 1 deals on over 150 top London attractions, theatres, restaurants, galleries, museums, tours and events. The offer includes the London Eye, Tower of London, The London Dungeon and famous wax work gallery Madame Tussauds. To claim your voucher, keep hold of your train ticket and download the 2 for 1 voucher at www.stanstedexpress.com/offers/2for1.

3. Visit one of London’s many free museums and attractions

London is famous for its world-class museums, many of which are free to enter and can be explored at your leisure. South Kensington is a top spot, offering visitors immediate access to some of the city’s best loved institutions; The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum, all easily accessible via South Kensington Underground station.

4. Soak up London’s prolific history with free walking tours

One of the best ways to experience the real London is to walk its streets, soak up the culture and live the rich history of its past. By walking London’s maze of side streets and grand boulevards visitors are given a chance to explore where buses, taxis or the underground can’t take them. Sandeman’s New Europe host a daily - and free - 2.5 hour tour that covers the main sights and stories of the capital; including Covent Garden, Nelson’s Column, The Mall, Victoria Memorial, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and much more!

5. Take advantage of the weaker pound and shop til you drop!

The UK capital is a shopper’s paradise. In the heart of the city you’ll find Oxford Street, famous for its excess of high street shops and home to Topshop’s flagship store and Selfridge’s department store. Scattered around other parts of the city are various retail havens including Hatton Garden (a jewellery mecca), Westfield shopping centres in Shepherd’s Bush and now Stratford, along with multiple markets such as the bustling Borough Market, specialising in everything from vintage clothing and flowers to class cuisine.