How to save money on a trip in London


A weekend in London is a real treat, so you're going to want to check out some of the amazing attractions on offer, take a tour or even head off for a night on the tiles by enjoying a show in the glittering West End.

With so much to see and do, a few days in London can prove to be a bit pricey, especially if you’ll be bringing the whole family along.

That’s why we’ve compiled some great tips on how to save a few pounds on our London weekend breaks. These genius money saving suggestions ensure you’ll have a little extra to spend on those special experiences and treats during your time in the capital.

Book your Hotel in Advance

One of the biggest expenses associated with a trip to London is the accommodation, but you shouldn't have to compromise on quality or location during your stay if you want the best experience of the city.

By booking one of our London weekend breaks in advance, you’ll be able to enjoy the excellent surroundings, great service, perfect location and high-quality rooms that the Montcalm hotel has become so famous for without breaking the bank. We have lots of special offers and promotions available for advance reservations.

Also, by booking your accommodation early, you’ll have plenty of time to save up those ‘fun tokens’ for when you arrive in the capital.

Make Use of Public Transport

Getting around London to see the sights is easy thanks to the extensive underground Tube network, and luckily for those staying at the Montcalm hotel, the tube is also one of the most cost-effective ways of getting around. There are several stations located within a short walk of your accommodation.

Passes can be purchased for single trips or for several days which offer good savings in comparison with single journey tickets, so wherever possible be sure to use public transport. The iconic black cab can be an expensive option.

London Attraction Passes

If you are hoping to visit a number of popular London attractions during your stay in the city, then a London attraction pass is a great way of gaining discounted access to places such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London Zoo and the historical Golden Hinde ship.

Many of the admission prices to such attractions are included in the price of a pass, with some also offering a hop-on, hop-off bus tour for 24-hours as part of the package.

This might seem like excellent value, but just be sure that you have the time to visit a good number of those attractions during your stay at the Montcalm hotel to get the most out of your pass.

Free attractions

If you want a day out in London free of charge, there are plenty of places to go that have no admission charge at all.

A few of our favourites include the Imperial War Museum, Southwark Cathedral, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. All be easily reached from the Montcalm hotel on the Tube.

There are also some amazing parks and green spaces dotted around the city that have beautiful lakes, children’s play areas and even resident pelicans, so taking a stroll in one of them during your stay is an excellent way of keeping the bank balance and your body healthy.

Spa packages London

If you’re looking for a little rest and relaxation in the capital, then our spa packages London are perfect for friends, families and couples who want to indulge in a few world-class treatments without having to pay hefty price tags.

Not only is access to the serenity of the spa area and facilities such as a sauna, steam room and bubble pool included, but you will also be able to select from several treatments such as massages and facials carried out by experienced therapists to get you ready for a big night out or to release any built-up tension during your stay.

With a variety of spa packages London to choose from, this is an excellent way of saving money on London weekend breaks and treating yourself to a few little indulgences without blowing a big hole in your budget.

Take a tour

London is a bustling city with a long and colourful history, so taking one of the many free walking tours is an excellent way of uncovering the past of the capital and getting a little exercise at the same time.

There are plenty of free tours to choose from on our London weekend breaks with themes such as street art, mysteries and legends and even the infamous Jack the Ripper murders to tempt and entertain you.

Many of these free tours can be booked online in advance and meet near to famous landmarks, making them easy to reach from the Montcalm hotel.

Save on theatre tickets

If you are making the most of our spa packages London, then you might fancy a night out in the glamorous West End after you emerge revitalised and rejuvenated from your treatment.

Theatre tickets can be a little on the expensive side, but you can keep spending in check by opting to see a daytime performance. Discounts of up to 50% on last-minute tickets can also be found by visiting one of the designated booths in Leicester Square.

Perfect for those who aren’t too fussy on what they go to see, saving money on theatre tickets can help free up a little extra cash for you to spend on other activities. Just ask your hotel concierge to either give you directions to Leicester Square or alternatively, they will be able to contact theatres on your behalf to help you track down some super savings during your stay.

However, avoid ticket touts who hang around the West End offering too good to be true prices as some of the tickets can prove to be fakes. Instead, deal directly with the ticket booths or talk to the staff at your hotel to be on the safe side.