Backpacking around the UK – 3 Free Travel Ideas

So you’ve just finished school or university and you’ve decided to take the year off. You’ve chosen to spend some time as a backpacker in the UK – good choice! But where should you visit if you are on a tight budget? Here are some ideas in London that don’t have entry fees – so you can save for that impulse buy in one of the famous boutique stores!

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Eros at Piccadilly Circus, London

Piccadilly Circus
It is said that if you hang out at the Eros statue at Piccadilly Circus for 15 minutes, you’ll see someone you know. Sounds to me like a good enough reason to visit. Surrounding Piccadilly Circus are attractions such as Oxford Street, Regent Street, Leicester Square along with plenty of theatres, landmarks and world-renowned shops.

British Museum
Considered one of the best museums in the world and free to enter during the hours of 10am and 5:30pm (8:30pm on Fridays).  Check out the website ( for the latest exhibitions and events. If museums are your cup of tea, the Natural History museum is also free and well worth a visit.

London Markets
London has many markets where you can pick up some great bargains – whether it be food, antiques or clothes you’re after, you’re bound to find something to take back as a souvenir. The stylish Covent Garden market, Borough Market (one of the oldest markets in the world) and eclectic Camden Markets are a good place to start. There really is something for everyone at the markets around London.

Backpacking Accomodation
If you’re looking to keep to your budget, the Amhurst Hotel is easily from the tube, so you’ll waste no time discovering the best of what London has to offer. Visit for availability and to book a room online today.

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