Under $100: London

by Monique Barrett

Sep 23, 2014

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Start your London adventure with a unique blend of coffee and breakfast at the popular coffee shop Shoreditch Grind or its younger sibling, Soho Grind. Cups of freshly ground coffee to power you through the day start from about $4, while food is priced from approximately $3.25.


After strolling through the city’s beautiful Royal Parks, spend some time indoors at some of the best museums in the world, including the British Museum and Tate Modern, both free of charge. For the sport enthusiasts, the city offers a number of sporting institutions to explore, including Wimbledon Museum ($37.50), Chelsea Football Club ($32.45) and World Rugby Museum ($12.98). For history buffs, the refreshed Imperial War Museum London, free of charge, features several new First World War Galleries and stories from the Second World War.


For lunch, get a taste of London’s diverse culinary scene at Dishoom, offering patrons dishes inspired by the cafes, street grills and food stalls of Mumbai in various locations around the city priced from about $3. Check out Carnaby Street in London’s West End to explore a number of cafes, pubs and restaurants serving a variety of cuisine in Soho.


Take a step back in time and live like a royal in the afternoon with a visit to Buckingham Palace, one of the few working royal palaces in the world today, or the ancient Tower of London. Priced from approximately $32, a ticket to Buckingham Palace provides visitors with audio tours of the lavishly furnished State Rooms and the palace’s garden, offering beautiful vistas of the west front of the palace and its famous lake. For about $32.50, visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tower of London can admire the Crown Jewels and explore the White Tower while listening to years of royal gossip from guides called Beefeaters.


For the best views of the city in the afternoon or evening, head to the EDF Energy London Eye or The Shard. Priced from about $31 for a standard ticket, a ride on the London Eye offers passengers views of the most famous landmarks, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The highest viewing point in Western Europe and approximately twice as high as any other view in London, The Shard provides a 360-degree, 40-mile view of the city, priced from about $32.


Finish the day with dinner and a show at excellent restaurants in the city and popular theaters. Book a dinner and show package online at VisitLondon.com to enjoy a pre-show meal and evening at the theater from $40.



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