By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: Is it possible to visit London on a budget?

A: As one former US vice-presidential candidate used to famously say, “You betcha.” For instance, which is the official London Tourism Office web site has a section devoted to “Special Offers” you can access directly by visiting their home page. Included here you’ll find deals on accommodations, shows, attractions, shopping and more. Hotel and Ticket packages are available too.

Take the Lion King Packages which includes a theatre ticket and hotel starting as low as $151 Cdn per person. Like many other cities that have introduced a city pass that includes admission to a number of venues, London too has its London Pass. This card works as a smart card, is swipeable and gets you free admission to over 50 attractions, a free guidebook, plus plenty more.

For the London Pass prices, online purchases and more details, you can visit In addition, London boasts a list of free museums. Some popular ones include The Tate Modern (, the British Museum (, the National Gallery ( and the V&A Museum (


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