London on a small budget?

There are countless free activities to try in London for everyone, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and experience the city!


Staying in London on a shoestring

London isn’t the cheapest city, but it's one of the world's most exciting. Being short on funds certainly doesn't mean that you can't have a good time in England’s capital. There are countless free activities to try in London for everyone to enjoy, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and experience the city! Of course staying with us means that you're righ in the middle of everything in our Hostel in Central London...

Boris bike around Hyde Park

London mayor Boris Johnson isn’t always brimming with good ideas, but rental bicycles scattered around the city, affectionately known as ‘Boris Bikes’, are notable exceptions. For just £2 you can borrow one of these sturdy little bikes and cycle anywhere you like in the city, with additional. What better way to enjoy the beautiful, open, green spaces of places like Hyde Park?

Visit a museum

Thanks to generous donations, government and lottery funding, the vast majority of London’s museums and galleries are free to visit. Why not expand your mind and discover the mysteries of biology and evolution at the Natural History Museum.... or fuel your appreciation for modern art with a trip to the Tate Modern? You could even do more than one in a day, why not, it’s free after all!

Check out a free gig

Not all of London’s free activities are educational, though! London has a rich musical history and a buzzing contemporary live music scene. Best of all, many of London’s gigs can be enjoyed for nothing. Take a look at the Time Out Guide and discover the best free gigs happening in and around London

Take a peek at The Southbank

As one of London’s greatest places to try out, and only a few minutes walk from the Hostel, The Southbank has something to offer or everyone. As well as the famous Skate Southbank, where you can explore with a board or some blades, the area boasts a number of other attractions. There’s the excellent British Film Institute, where for less than ten pounds you can attend screenings, take workshops and hear talks from industry experts. If you’re really strapped for cash, head on into the Mediatheque, an archive of film and video clips from around the world, accessible for free. Southbank plays host to a number of different events throughout the year, so be sure to look at the website for the latest news and offerings.

There are countless free activities in London for everyone on a budget to enjoy, and from The London Waterloo Hostel you’ll be able to access them all. Go on, get out there.. the world is your oyster! You can even stay up to date with all of the latest exciting events by following us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also call us on +44 207 582 3088 or email us here for more if you need to...


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The London Eye

The London Eye is a major feature of London's skyline. It boasts some of London's best views from its 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes and holding up to 25 people. Climb aboard for a breathtaking experience, with an unforgettable perspective of more than 55 of London's most famous landmarks, all in just 30 minutes! Get a great deal with us here

Really explore London...

There is so much to do and see in London that making a trip work well means getting access to as much 'local knowledge' to make the best of it as you can. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help with every aspect of your stay in London and then come home to a refreshing hot shower in one of our brand new luxury showers...

Relax and enjoy our Hostel

Finding quality budget accommodation in London is no easy task and with great facilities, great rates and one of the best hostel location in London you need look no further than The London Waterloo Hostel. Find out more about our fantastic facilities right here - or just book your stay with us now, we know you'll love The London Waterloo Hostel!