It is fun to plan your travel budget and head towards your favourite destination on the globe. If visit to London is on the cards this year for you, it will be even more delightful to know that fun lies in saving more than spending.  While the city is home to abundant accommodation options, any budget London hotel will be suitable for those travelling with family.

Let me throw some light on a family day out in London and that too merely within £40. See to believe it:


Begin your day with a stroll in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park breathing in fresh air.  Magnificent Serpentine Lake is another beauty to admire. The Serpentine is home to a wide range of birds and you will be able to see ducks and exotic species of Great Crested Grebes.

You kids will have great fun as they climb up the huge wooden pirate ship at renowned Diana, Princes of Wales’ Memorial Playground. They can even explore sensory trail, creepers and beach.


You can take packed food for lunch in order to have it for less.


London is home to several museums that offer free entry to visitors. However, some temporary exhibitions at these museums may charge some reasonable entry. You can head to two of the popular ones, as these will make your kids happy too.

Science Museum:  Kids feel out of the world here with fun-filled activities available in abundance. The Garden is a multi-sensory area. Here children can go for floating and sinking, reflections and shadows along with sound and giant building blocks. The older kids can have good time at Launchpad Gallery displaying 50 interactive exhibitions and electrifying shows and demos.

Natural History Museum: Lying close is the Natural History Museum that offers hundreds of exhibitions in one of the most stunning landmarks in London. You and your family will love to browse through Mammals with model blue whale, Dinosaurs Gallery and impressive Central Hall where iconic Diplodocus skeleton rests.

Kids under the age of 7 love free Explorer Backpacks that contain binoculars, explorer hat and drawing material.


Evenings at Covent Garden are fabulous with wonderful street performers. You can see regular performances by acrobats, mime artists and bicycle stunt artists in Covent Garden Piazza.

Dining in the Area:  London offers numerous options ranging from small cafes to stylish restaurants. However, selected ones offer budget dining in central London.

Creme de la Crepe:  This is a pancake restaurant offering a reasonably priced menu. You can select from savoury crepes with fillings ranging from cheese, vegetables to ham. Sweet delights include cream, fruit and chocolate. Menu starts from £3.45.

Wahaca: You can have Mexican street food in a vibrant aura. You can enjoy street food options at a starting price of £3.50 and main dishes start from £5.95.


  • Dinner for two adults and 2 children: £35
  • Tube fare using an Oyster Card: £4
  • All others: Free

Author’s Bio: This is written by Adele who writes for Budget Travel Blog.