How to save money in London
London is regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world to live and visit. But if you shop around both online and offline you can find some great bargains.
How to save money on Travel in London
Travel Off Peak Hours – London has one of the most expensive public transport systems in the world, but you can save money by travelling at off peak hours. Generally this means waiting until after 9:30am to start your journey on the London underground network. Not only will you save money but you’ll also save being crushed as 2 million people all go to work at the same time.
Buy an electric car or one with very low emissions and you wont have to pay the daily congestion charge to drive into central London. This will save you approx £12 per day.
Join a ridesharing scheme and you can advertise your regular journeys to others who may want a lift in the same direction.
- Liftshare. Register your details on Liftshare lets you search for potential matches before registering.
- Carpooling. Website Carpooling lets you see possible matches before registering, then lets you register to get in touch if you find a match.
- BlaBlaCar. Founded in France in, BlaBlaCar has three over 3 million users in Europe.
How to save money on Clothes in London
London has several shops which are known for providing clothes at affordable prices. One of the best known is the Primark chain of shops. The UK also has many chairty shops which sell 2nd hand clothes, however they also sell brand clothes donated to them by well known reailers, the only thing is many of those retailers remove the labels from the clothes before donating them, so you might not know where they came from. The big supermarket like Tesco and Asda also sell clothes in their larger stores and items like jeans can be purchased there very cheaply.
How to save money on food in London
If you go to any major supermarket you will find they all reduce items after a certain time of day. Most supermarkets will reduce the price of meat, fish and chicken at certain times of day, usually late in the evening close to their closing times. The biggest supermarkets in London are Tesco, Asda, Sainbury’s and Morrisons.