First Day in London
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London on a Budget

As a young traveler I have to keep everything on a tight budget, so here is everything I did in London for less than $100. 

Hostel: Wombats City Hostel $60 total

My stay at Wombats was so nice, it is located just a short walk away from Tower Bridge. I felt so safe, it was clean, and had so many fun things to do. 

Wombat's City Hostel London
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Food: Pizza Union $8 total

For dinner on the first night I walked about 3 minutes to a Pizza place down the street, I got a whole pizza for only $8!

Pizza Union Aldgate
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Underground Ticket for the day $19

I planned on taking the underground a lot today, so it was the most cost effective to purchase a day pass. 

Coffee & Breakfast: $8 total

I took the underground to Victoria Station and went to Iris & June for my morning cup of Coffee.

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Then I walked down the street to Crumpets Cafe, for authentic English Crumpets. I got the original, but they had so many options. 

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Buckingham Palace- Coffee with the King $0

I took my coffee and crumpets to sit outside of the Palace and enjoy the sun. Although I didn't actually have coffee with the King, it was fun to think that he was only feet away from me as I sat on the steps and enjoyed my breakfast. I did get to watch the changing of the guards, and I even caught a horse parade. 

Buckingham Palace
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Walk to Big Ben & London Eye $0

Big ben is a "Must see" and should be on everyone's list. You can either take a nice scenic walk through the park to get from Buckingham palace to Big Ben, or you can get back on the underground. I personally enjoyed the walk. When you arrive to Big Ben you can also just peak around the corner and see The London Eye. 

Big Ben Clock
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lastminute.com London Eye
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Camden Town Market $0

Take the underground to Camden Town Station, this is high on my list of things to do in London. You could spend hours here exploring around for free! And if you do have a little extra budget, you could splurge in the many vintage shops, tourist stores, or food stands. 

Camden Market
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That is all for now!

I had a short time in London, but was able to accomplish so much. In total I spent $95, and that's including my stay! Of course if you would like to add other meals or shopping you will have to account for a bigger budget. I am always determined to make traveling cheap, so if you enjoyed please check out my other budget friendly guides on my page!

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Hello welcome to my travel page!! My name is Calista, but most of my friends call me cal. Like many people on here, I am an adventure junkie. I crave it, anywhere I go, I am seeking out an adventure! When I am not exploring new places, you can find me in Newport Beach, CA which I have called home for 6 years now. I have spent time finding all of the hidden gems, and can't wait to share them with you. I hope to inspire your next adventure!!
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First Day in London
Want to have a budget friendly first stay in London?
8 Places • ago
Free

London on a Budget

As a young traveler I have to keep everything on a tight budget, so here is everything I did in London for less than $100. 

Hostel: Wombats City Hostel $60 total

My stay at Wombats was so nice, it is located just a short walk away from Tower Bridge. I felt so safe, it was clean, and had so many fun things to do. 

Wombat's City Hostel London
@calistahackworth
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Food: Pizza Union $8 total

For dinner on the first night I walked about 3 minutes to a Pizza place down the street, I got a whole pizza for only $8!

Pizza Union Aldgate
@calistahackworth
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Details

Underground Ticket for the day $19

I planned on taking the underground a lot today, so it was the most cost effective to purchase a day pass. 

Coffee & Breakfast: $8 total

I took the underground to Victoria Station and went to Iris & June for my morning cup of Coffee.

Add to
Details

Then I walked down the street to Crumpets Cafe, for authentic English Crumpets. I got the original, but they had so many options. 

Add to
Details

Buckingham Palace- Coffee with the King $0

I took my coffee and crumpets to sit outside of the Palace and enjoy the sun. Although I didn't actually have coffee with the King, it was fun to think that he was only feet away from me as I sat on the steps and enjoyed my breakfast. I did get to watch the changing of the guards, and I even caught a horse parade. 

Buckingham Palace
@calistahackworth
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Details

Walk to Big Ben & London Eye $0

Big ben is a "Must see" and should be on everyone's list. You can either take a nice scenic walk through the park to get from Buckingham palace to Big Ben, or you can get back on the underground. I personally enjoyed the walk. When you arrive to Big Ben you can also just peak around the corner and see The London Eye. 

Big Ben Clock
@calistahackworth
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lastminute.com London Eye
@calistahackworth
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Camden Town Market $0

Take the underground to Camden Town Station, this is high on my list of things to do in London. You could spend hours here exploring around for free! And if you do have a little extra budget, you could splurge in the many vintage shops, tourist stores, or food stands. 

Camden Market
@calistahackworth
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Details

That is all for now!

I had a short time in London, but was able to accomplish so much. In total I spent $95, and that's including my stay! Of course if you would like to add other meals or shopping you will have to account for a bigger budget. I am always determined to make traveling cheap, so if you enjoyed please check out my other budget friendly guides on my page!

* * *
CURATED BY
Hello welcome to my travel page!! My name is Calista, but most of my friends call me cal. Like many people on here, I am an adventure junkie. I crave it, anywhere I go, I am seeking out an adventure! When I am not exploring new places, you can find me in Newport Beach, CA which I have called home for 6 years now. I have spent time finding all of the hidden gems, and can't wait to share them with you. I hope to inspire your next adventure!!
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