London on a Shoestring – Student/Travellers guide to an alternative London

Are you a student returning to university/college in London this year or coming to London for the first time you may have heard all the nightmare scenarios of paying a weeks wages for a pint and packet of crisps. This may be true in some touristy places but that’s just because you don’t know where to go yet for a bargain.

No longer do you have to survive on beans on toast and cheap plonk to get you by @ Serviced City Pads we offer an alternative guide to some of the hidden gems that London has to offer. Not to mention how you can save on accommodation if you are only visiting the Capital for a few days. 

If you are just passing through London you may be a little set back by some of the prices of hotels and feel that all your budget may be spent on accommodation. Well look no further than a serviced apartment in London as this can prove to reduce your costs as they are generally larger than hotel rooms and can be shared so ideal if you are in a group. They even offer discounts for long stays.

Eating on the cheap couldn’t be easier with eateries from every corner of the globe scattered across the city offering cheap snacks, lunches and dinners. If you like your asian cuisine then look no further than the ironically named Tokyo Diner found right in the heart of China Town. Here you can enjoy some authentic Japanese food at very reasonable prices. They even offer free refills of your rice bowls for those of you with a large appetite.

Hummous Bro’s in the city offer an alternative to the dreaded cold Tesco sandwich for lunch. They have places in Soho and Holborn and offer healthy and tasty Hummous based dishes with numerous delicious toppings for about £3.

Another great way to save money in London is to take out the middle man completely and do the cooking for yourself. With a Serviced Apartment in London you get a fully fitted kitchen with all modern appliances, cutlery, glass ware and many even have their own dishwashers.  In order to find the best ingredients for your meal Serviced City Pads recommend that you look to some of the fresh markets around London these offer fresher and better priced produce.

Again another better way to save money is to throw your own Come Dine With Me style dinner party in a serviced apartment. You can have a few friends round have dinner and a few drinks before heading out into town to sniff out all the best offers around.

If you’re looking for cheap drinks and nights out in London then look no further as most pubs around London offer customers happy hour for a few hours usually from 5pm on wards. You can find 2 for 1 cocktails and half priced drinks in many bars during the week. Please be advised that prices tend to be quite high during the weekends and even offers are hard to sniff out.

As mentioned before a good start on your budget mission is to get yourself a Serviced Apartment London and the best way to do this is to make an enquiry through Serviced City Pads where their dedicated reservations team can help to find you the best accommodation in London at the best possible prices.