If you've landed on this page because you're planning on going to London to see some of the sites and want a day or more packed with excitement then that is exactly what I've built this page for. Here you will find ways to save money on visits theatres, museums, the London Eye, river cruises and hotels. We spent a couple of days in London last August when we stayed at the Grange Holborn Hotel which we were very pleased with. We got to London from Southampton by coach using Megabus and paid £4 a ticket, excellent value. You can also use Megatrain where tickets can be had for just £1 each! You need to get on their website 30 days before you want to travel to grab one of the limited number of tickets available. Another way to save money before you go is to buy a London Pass this will get you into many of Londons attractions either free or at a reduced rate. We love walking so the location of our hotel was ideal, if we needed to get somewhere further afield we used the underground or bus service but I suggest you buy a travel card from tfl before you go to both save money on your travel and to miss the queues at the ticket offices which can be huge. We also booked a Flight on the London Eye and a River Cruise before we left and once again saved ourselves money. The London Eye really is a fantastic experience taking about 30 minutes. On a clear day you get fantastic views of London and can see the houses of parliment, Buckingham palace, the Post office tower, Waterloo and of course, the Thames river.
Can I just mention at this point about your personal safety in London. I did have some worries about walking around looking like a tourist but I must say that the city is a much safer place than it once was as long as you are sensible about where you go. Sticking to the main tourist areas and the well lit roads at night will present no problems and we felt safe all the time, even walking the 2 miles from the cruise boat to our hotel at 10.30pm. Just take the usual precautions such as keeping your handbag closed and under your arm and don't keep your wallet in your back pocket.
I used the GPS on my Nokia N95 to help us find our way around and it was a real help guiding us to Buckingham palace and then to Harrods.
Links to the websites of other attractions you can visit in London can be found below but before you book anything through them just check whether you can get reduced or free entry using your London Pass
Tower of London
Natural History Museum
The National Gallery