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Thread #113485 Message #2415527
Posted By: Anne Lister
16-Aug-08 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Visiting London on a Budget
Subject: RE: BS: Visiting London on a Budget
The Ibis at Aldgate is probably dearer than the £50 a night mentioned in the original post, but, as I said, there are other possibilities if you check out the cheap hotel websites. Not all cheap hotels in Europe are as Leeneia suggests - in fact, we always travel to the cheap ones and haven't encountered any problems anywhere - and it's perfectly possible to eat reasonably for less than £15. Although it's the drinks you need to watch out for - best to stick to tap water for economy's sake!
It's a good idea as well to check out the London transport website, as some buses do a tourist route without the additional price - I'm thinking here of a bus which goes from the Tower of London (or just around the corner) to Covent Garden, taking in Tate Modern and the London Dungeon. Can't remember what number it is, but if you have a travel card for zones 1 and 2 you can ride it as much as you want. You don't get a commentary, but if you follow a map you'll see quite a bit.