The UK on a Budget

from Visit Britain

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Want to make the most of your money in the UK? Here are some handy top tips to stop you breaking the budget on a night out.

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  • Night walks & tours: Britain’s great tours don’t stop when the sun goes down – there are plenty of night walks to choose from. Why not try a Jack the Ripper walk (, Edinburgh’s Ghosthunter Trail ( or the London by Night Sightseeing Tour ( Tickets won’t break the bank, you’ll avoid the daytime crowds and it’s a great way to see a different side to Britain.

  • London Lates: If you want to experience London’s culture after dark, look no further than London Lates ( – a series of after-dark openings and events at famous London museums, galleries, libraries and art centres.

  • Night-time views: The bright lights of Britain’s cities make for fantastic views at night. See for yourself – the views of London from Primrose Hill or Greenwich Park (in the summer months) are amazing, as are the views of Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat.

  • Cheap cinema: If you think you can’t have a night out at the cinema on a budget, think again. The Prince Charles Cinema ( in London’s Leicester Square charges just £5 for a ticket in the evenings, and the Roxy Bar and Screen ( in East London show films for just £3 and sometimes even free!

  • Late-night grub: London is a 24-hour city, so if you’re peckish after your cheap night out, head to a late-night restaurant to pick up a cheap but delicious snack. Brick Lane Beigel Bake is an East-End institution: both the meaty salt beef bagel, and cream cheese bagel (which costs just 80p!), have a reputation second to none.

Courtesy of Visit Britain . Reproduced with Permission.