You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford - Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
London is an expensive place to visit but there is so much you can see and do for free.
See London's major tourist attractions for free by following one of 11 free self-guided walking tours or doing the cheap London sightseeing bus tour. Or visit one of London's many free museums, parks, markets and historic pubs.
And if you feel like escaping London for the day, try an England sightseeing day tour. Or if you want to rest up overnight before doing more exploring, why not book a room at a cheap London hotel.
Do it yourself for around a tenner and experience London as the locals do. All you need is an Oyster card with around ten quid of credit on it and the details provided on this site.
Whether you want food, retro style clothes, music, arts and crafts or just want to browse, there's something for everyone.
The perfect walk for a sunny day in London - this walk takes you along the Thames east of Tower Bridge.
Visit the pub from where the Mayflower set sail, have lunch at the pub made famous by Captain Kidd, the pirate, and see a hangman's noose.
Featured day trip - BathA comfortable 90 minute train journey from London's Paddington station, with its amazing architecture and Roman baths, Bath is a wonderful place to explore.
Featured English Pub - Prospect of WhitbyThere is nothing more relaxing than spending a lazy afternoon in an English pub - which is free, of course. And there are few pubs more relaxing than the Prospect of Whitby, London's famous pirate pub, sitting on the north bank of the Thames at Wapping.
Sleeping in London on a Budget
Hostelbookers are the best option in the city centre, but these aren’t just dorms of bunk-beds for backpackers. From converted townhouses to spacious apartments, there are hundreds of cheap but chic places to stay.
As featured on Channel 4We are delighted to have been featured on an episode of Harry Wallop's series, Something for Nothing in June, 2013.
Here is the link if you would like to watch the episode.