A weekend city break to Paris or Rome sounds amazing, but it’s also pretty expensive. If you’re in need of a break but you don’t have the money to go abroad, why not take a trip at home? People often spend loads of money visiting cities around the world when they haven’t even seen all of the great places that this country has to offer. Next time you’re planning a city break and you want to do it on a budget, why not try visiting one of these brilliant British cities that won’t cost you that much?
When you’re thinking of cheap cities to visit, London probably doesn’t spring to mind. A drink will cost you at least £5 so if you want to go out anywhere, you certainly aren’t going to have a cheap weekend. However, London doesn’t have to be expensive if you don’t want it to be. Check out www.vlondoncity.co.uk for a list of all of the great stuff you can do in London without spending a penny. You can go to the British Museum, any of the great art galleries, or just walk around and take in some of the sights. You can also save yourself a lot of money on travel if you’re clever. Instead of getting the tube everywhere, you can just walk if you’re going relatively short distances. You should also avoid black cabs at all costs, they’ll charge you an extortionate amount. Boris Bikes are another great way to get around easily without spending loads of money and you’ll see a lot more of the city on the way as well.
If London doesn’t appeal to you, Birmingham has a lot of the same things to offer, without the huge price tag. The hotels there are far cheaper than they would be in London and the city has all sorts of great restaurants and bars to visit. You can also take a relaxing walk along the canal where you’ll find plenty of quaint pubs where you can stop for a drink. If you’re after a bit of retail therapy while you’re there, the Bullring shopping centre has plenty of brilliant shops for you.
Most people go to Edinburgh when they’re visiting Scotland but it’s almost as expensive as London so why not go to Glasgow instead? It’s nowhere near as pricey and it’s the biggest city in the country so there’s plenty to keep you entertained while you’re there. There are so many beautiful old buildings around the city so you can easily spend a day just wandering around and taking in the sights. You can also visit some of the great galleries and museums, most of which are free. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian then Glasgow is the perfect place for you; it has the most vegan eateries per capita in the whole country and they’re nowhere near as expensive as the hip places you’ll find in some other cities in Britain.
Taking a weekend break doesn’t mean having to go abroad, there’s still plenty of places to explore in Britain.