How to do London in Luxury BUT on a Budget

One of the world’s greatest cities, London offers a wealth of experiences for visitors, no matter how long they’re in town. From historical monuments to world class restaurants, London offers true luxury. But you don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy it!

If you’re travelling with family, or you want a luxury London experience on a budget then there are great options to enjoy the best of the city.

Michelin Star Meals

As one of the world’s gastronomic hotspots, London is currently home to 71 Michelin star restaurants. A meal at will often come in at around £100 a head, or more, especially when you factor in wine. But if you want to sample Michelin star quality the insider tip is…

Pick up a lunch deal! Many Michelin star restaurants offer a deal often under £40, usually a two or three course sampling of the menu.

The Galvin restaurants (la chapelle, windows etc) offer an option for lunch from £34 with a glass of bubbly. Specialist fish restaurant, Angler offer 2 courses for £30.

See also Pied a Terre, Alyn Williams at the Westbury and Veeraswamy.

Rooftop Cocktails

Who doesn’t love a good view? And what better than a great view than sipping a cocktail as you enjoy the vista? London has a great choice of rooftop bars where you can relax and enjoy a drink or food.

The best known free option is the Sky Garden, situated on top of the Walkie Talkie. Visits are free but you will need to prebook.

Sushi Samba is a premium cocktail bar in the heart of the city, just a few moments from Liverpool Street station. It gets very popular on the weekends but going in the week is a great way to unwind after a days sightseeing.

Boutique Shopping

If you’re doing a luxury London break then you’re probably going to go shopping.

Kings Road in Chelsea is one of the most exclusive areas of the city, but the shopping options are relatively independent. Yes, there are big chains such as Monsoon and John Lewis, but there are also small shops and regular sample sales (designer sales in pop up locations).

Kensington High Street is also a great place to wander and browse, with the Barkers store housing many big shops.

Just off Oxford Street you’ll find Marylebone High Street. You wouldn’t know you were in the buzzing heart of the city, as it is much quieter than chaotic Oxford Street. But there are a multitude of great shops and restaurants.

And, in Islington (near Angel Station) you’ll find Camden Passage. Perfect for picking up antiques, knickknacks and unique items.

Entertain Me!

What’s a trip to London without some top quality entertainment? Of course many of the art galleries and museums are free, including the Tate Modern & Tate Britain, Saatchi Gallery and British Museum.

West End theatre productions tend to be quite expensive, but you can often find cheap tickets by either arriving at the venue about two hours before the start of the show. This is when the venue sell their returned or last minute theatre tickets, sometimes as cheap as £25.

Ticket lotteries also distribute tickets for prices as low as £10. You’ll need to apply usually on the theatre’s own website.

Also, take a look at the website Groupon.co.uk which often features great deals on everything from events to food.

Luxury Accommodation

What’s a luxury trip to London if you don’t have somewhere great to stay! Cheap hotels in London are almost non existent, and you’ll normally end up in a hostel or a chain hotel such as Premier Inn.

But if you want a memorable and comfortable stay with a difference a great option is a serviced apartment. Situated in fabulous Kensington, the Fraser Suites Queens Gate are in a perfect location. Close to Kensington Gardens and Kensington High Street.

So if you’re looking to make your luxury stay in London the best it can be, book your suite at Fraser Suites Queens Gate

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