how to go to london on a budget

and have an awesome time

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You can’t blame other cities for being jealous of London. It’s unarguably one of the most culturally diverse and modern cities in the entire world because of its rich history mixed with international influences. The British capital is home to coveted landmarks like Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Prince Harry. People travel from all over to take a chance at seeing the royals, drink high tea, visit famous art galleries and shop on Oxford Street.

But London has much more to offer than it’s well-known tourist attractions. While those are great, you have to explore London’s eclectic side to get a true feel for the city. Filled with ethnic cuisine, incomparable street fashion and an amazing youth culture, it’s one of the most diverse and creative cities in the world. You just have to know where to look. 

We’ve planned out the perfect budget trip to London, just in time for a summer adventure. Full of sunshine, dancing, roof-top drinking, DJ parties, and street food, it’s the time of year when the city comes alive. Be sure to spend a day or two visiting all the famous landmarks and attractions, but then head East to the creative and trendy side of the city. Leave the map at home and go get yourself a little lost.