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Money saving tips when travelling to London by train

Updated on August 12, 2011

2 for 1 tickets

If you’re planning on taking a break in London, and are getting to our great capital city by train; here’s a money saving tip you might be interested in: you can get 2 for 1 offers on quite a lot of attractions. Just pick up a pamphlet from the railway station to see what’s on offer.

View from back of Thames Clipper - Millennium bridge in background

The small print says you’re supposed to show the train ticket when you purchase your 2 for 1 tickets – but we’ve used the 2 for 1 tickets on our last two family trips to London, and have never been asked for a rail ticket – so if you’re feeling brave, you could try and use a 2 for 1 ticket even if you’re not traveling by train. After all what’s the worst they can say?

We used out 2 for 1 on the “Thames Clipper” all day “rover” ticket. This allowed us to hop on and off the boat as much as we liked. Thames Clippers run up and down the Thames from Westminister Bridge in the west, to Woolwich in the east. This boat trip makes a great way of seeing London from the Thames, and the tickets are fairly inexpensive at £12.60 per adult (so 2 adults as £12.60 with a 2 for 1 train ticket offer)

One final thing about London – you might be looking to stay in the capital, and if this is the case, it’s worth having a look at a short term apartments. The self catering facilities you get (compared to a hotel room) can mean you don’t go bankrupt from having to eat out all the time. 'Tower Bridge Apartments' is one such example, and is a good location – as it’s close to Tower Bridge.


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