A Day in London on a Budget

So, you have got yourself to London with that three connection airplane ticket – you are tired as hell and you have no money to go party with the other tourists in Leicester square (aw did we just ruin the illusion for you that this was cool...).

Thankfully, you have Zebee to guide you through the best things to do in London on a budget!

Taking this into account, get the tube to Tower Hill and as you exit you will be greeted by the beautiful Tower of London and Tower Bridge (two different things …. Who knew!).


Beautiful to see and free to walk across. This is the start of the Thames River walk – stay on the river on the south side and you will get to see Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, the mayor’s office, Borough Market, the Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate, St. Pauls Cathedral, Southbank, the London Eye and then the final river spot will be Big Ben (currently sleeping) and the Houses of Parliament/Westminster Abbey (think Joey and Chandler in Friends moment). Food and drink options are cheap along the route and there really is no better way to see London. 

If you are feeling energetic at Westminster you can continue the route to check out Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, SoHo and all the West End has to offer. Remember, we started at Tower Bridge yet this is all in a day’s stroll – you will deserve that pint in the evening but feel like you have really experienced London in the process (while not feeling like a tourist).

It's worth noting all the museums and art galleries are FREE to enter (they do push a donation but not mandatory). The Imperial War Museum south of the river is a hidden gem and beautiful to see – this might not be as busy as the bigger players. We also recommend the Whitechapel art gallery for the same reason. Visit London showcases all the best sights in one article.

Night time is a little tougher to keep it cheap, but London has many great markets and venues offering good value experiences. Mercato Metropolitano in elephant and castle is a hidden gem Italian food court, cinema and bar venue with many good value offerings and a great atmosphere inside. Southbank has a summer rooftop bar with incredible views of London and why not then go checkout a show at the Underbelly Festival (tickets starting at £5). We suspect though all the walking will lead to a chilled evening...or not.