As an aspiring student traveller, your budget hardly ever allows for the constant pleasures of indulging in travel escapades. When travelling or planning travelling adventures you should be smart about the whole process so that you are able to make the most of your visit regardless of the amount of money in your pocket.
Online travel giant Travelstart has a fantastic student flights page with the top budget-friendly destinations in the world. One of the continents that they mentioned on this page is Europe, so I thought I would delve into this continent and search for the many cities that are not only affordable but so immaculate you would not want to come back home.
London was one of the cities that kept on popping up during my search. This is a vibrant capital that attracts millions of tourists all year round. Most students who are trying to save money can relate when I say that this capital city would usually not be on your list of low-cost destinations to visit. Surprisingly, there are many articles that highlight London as being a city which should be on top of your list of destinations to visit as a student for various reasons.
London offers students a comfortable, affordable and memorable stay whilst visiting. Their museums are not only world famous but most of them are free to enter, although donations are encouraged and welcomed.
When looking for accommodation I would advise looking at getting accommodation in the cheaper areas like Hackney, Shoreditch and Brixton- they are all hipster areas with fantastic food, bars and cosy coffee shops. These areas are a tad bit further from the main attractions of London but the most visitors use the underground subway to get around.
London has a fantastic food scene that is relatively expensive so try not to eat out every day. If eating out is your thing then opt for the inexpensive route by visiting food markets like Brixton Village and Borough Market which offer tantalising dishes that cost half the price of a meal in a restaurant.
Like any new visitor, I am sure that you plan on sightseeing a lot and in most cases the most expensive thing when sightseeing comes down to the travelling costs when getting from one place to another. My advice would be to walk as much as possible, there is nothing better than not spending money, getting a free workout and getting to see all the attractions London has to offer all at the same time, so get to stepping!
If you have walked as much as your body would allow, do not feel bad for using alternative transportation. The London Underground System is very cheap and efficient, and if you have an Oyster Card which is pretty easy to get you would receive the student rate which is a monthly unlimited pass for about £80. This card will definitely become your new best friend as almost all places in London is accessible by the London tube. Cheap flights to London are now available from Travelstart, so do not delay, plan your trip today.
Lastly, for more information regarding student travel read Travelstart’s student flights page which is filled with useful information that would help you stretch your money a long way through your student travel life. Like everything in life, some things must come to an end so when the days being a student are over do not think that this applies to your travel adventures as well!
There is still so much out there to see so stay connected to Travelstart’s flight specials page and make travelling not only simpler but more enjoyable and stress-free at affordable prices.
*Sponsored post by Travelstart, since I am busy with my UK stories it fit in perfectly.