If you’re a young person living in or visiting London during the summer there’s plenty to do – the tricky part is figuring how to enjoy the city fully on a budget.

There is so much to do and see in London during summer, big gardens and pop up bars all across central London open so that you can enjoy drinks in Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square and South Bank. However, London is infamous for its pricey pints, and in summer this can become a real issue if you wish to enjoy some rest and relaxation and some fun activities during this break.

So here’s a list of things to enjoy in London, on a budget.

See some Sights:

For those tourists who wish to see the most famous parts that London has to offer, a bus ride to see all the sights only cost £1.50. This does not include a tour itself, but if you wish to do something cheap and cheerful during the summer break, you can hop onto an iconic red London bus and travel around the city itself.

Tower Bridge, London, England.
Tower Bridge illuminated at dusk, London, England

This will ensure you see landmarks such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, London Bridge, Big Ben, and even a short walk from Trafalgar Square to see Buckingham Palace itself.

Visit the Markets:

Additionally, visiting the markets which occur regularly will ensure that you do not spend any money if you do not wish to. But you can be in the hustle and bustle of this vibrant town. Markets which I would highly recommend include London Borough Market, this is where your taste buds will be tantalised as you walk through this food festive market.

Additionally, Old Spitalfields market is a beautiful one to collect some flowers if you wish to brighten up someone’s day or treat yourself to a beautiful bouquet.

Wellington Arch at Night

If you wish to take a stroll or a bike ride around some of the most beautiful parks in London to get some fresh air or relax in the summer sun, then this is an absolute must do during the summer holidays.

Parks to definitely visit include Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. One of main perks about these parks and beautiful locations is of course they are free, so you can spend your days running, walking, cycling or just relaxing in the hopefully sunny weather that London will have to offer.

Museums and More:

You can also visit the Sky Garden which is completely free to go and have a look over the whole of London town. This is of course also a bar and restaurant, so if you do have a bit of disposable income that you wish to treat yourself or all your friends, this would be a great place to book in advance and enjoy.

Of course, London is a pricey location to eat and drink out, but the views itself are enough to definitely treat yourself if and when you can. There are many museums in London which you can also enjoy, entry fees differ for different locations, or if you have a British Museum pass, National Trust pass, or other cards which would make this excursion cheaper, then this is a place for you.

Natural History Museum

There are always exhibitions on at the numerous art gallery’s that London has to offer. Looking at these exhibitions and choosing the one that best suits your likes and interests is something that you will not be disappointed by.

These are just a few of the most popular things that students can do. There is so much variety that anyone who visits London will definitely find something that they enjoy and that they wish to explore further.

Hopefully I’ve shown that by visiting London you do not have to break the budget as there are many free and beautiful day trips that you can enjoy.

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