Travelling is an important and exciting part of life and it is not cheap. But if you do some research beforehand you can keep your costs down when you are travelling with groups of friends in the UK. The most important thing is to plan in advance and see what options are available. Allow yourself to splurge on the things that are most important to you and cut corners where you can. Here are several ways thrifty gents can save on UK Travel.
Travel off Season
If you can avoid travelling during the peak times like during the summer or at Christmas you can save a lot of money. Consider taking time off in September or October when the weather is still really nice and most people have gone back to school.
Planning early will allow you to save money on things like accommodations, find out about any deals that may be available for areas you are travelling to and learn when the best times to visit certain places are. If you are trying to impress your partner, then check out these tips.
Get A London Pass
The London Pass can be purchased online and it allows you free access to sites like Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Thames River Cruise, Windsor Castle and many more. You also get a free pass on the Hop on Hop off Bus for one day, you can bypass the lines to all of the major attractions, and many other money saving options. You can also download the app for your phone so that you can receive updates and notifications to get the most out of your pass.
Save Money on Meals
Saving money on food is a great way to save money. Keep an eye out for two for one meal vouchers and other discounts. You can also get hotel rooms that include breakfast with the cost of a night. Consider taking a packed lunch as a way to save money. If you want to eat out there are a lot of expensive restaurants that will offer cheaper fixed prices at lunch.
Travel by Campervan
Travelling by campervan is a great way to see the UK and you can live out of the van while you are touring. It sleeps 8 to 1o people comfortably and you can buy your own groceries, which will save you tons of money on accommodations, and meals.
Research Train Tickets
If you are travelling a long distance with multiple stops you may be able to save money by breaking up the trip into smaller chunks and buying tickets between the destinations instead of buying one ticket from your starting point from your destination.
Inexpensive campsites that you can stay at surround many of the landmarks in the UK. Stonehenge in Wiltshire is a great example of this as there are campsites nearby to this iconic treasure.