Save Money On Days Out In London With Living Social

Posted on April 1st, 2013 in Cheap Days Out In London,Money Saving Tips by Stephanie

Save Money On Days Out In London With Living Social

Living Social is a daily deals site, similar to Groupon (for information on Groupon see my Groupon post). Every day new activity and product deals are added to the site which is on average 50% of the usual price. Past deals have included 56% of a £15 voucher which can be spent on anything at Marks and Spencer, 50% off 2 cinema tickets for any movie at any time in any Cineworld across the UK and £9 entry to Zoo Lates at ZSL London Zoo! Currently you can get £14 entry to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum (saving of £12), Champagne Afternoon Tea For Two at the Hilton London Hyde Park for £25, 50% off skating at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink and plenty more deals on days out in London and in the UK! For more information, visit the Living Social website.

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Best Parks To Run Around In London

Posted on November 9th, 2012 in Alternative Things To Do,Cheap Days Out In London,Places To Visit by Stephanie

Best Parks To Run Around In London

Running is a great way to keep fit, it’s an easy sport which anyone can do and best of all it’s free! London marathon is happening in just over 5 months time so those of you who were lucky enough to have won the ballot will probably be starting to train around now. Even if you didn’t manage to get a place, there are still charity places going as well as other races you can enter in various locations around London.

London has a lot of good parks that you can you train in and cover the distances you need to complete before the big day. Even if you’re just a recreational jogger there are a lot of nice routes with some great scenery which you can enjoy whilst running. There are 8 Royal Parks (land that was originally owned by the monarchy) in London with Richmond Park being the largest. There is a man-made trail called the Tamsin Trail around the edge of the park which is about 11km long so it is a great place to run laps and build up those miles. The route is fairly hilly too so you can get in some hill training at the same time.

Bushy Park is the 2nd largest of the Royal Parks and it is roughly 10.8km around it’s perimeter. The route is generally flat and easy to run and the park is attached to Hampton Court Palace so you could always pop by for a visit if you’ve never been! Greenwich Park is another Royal Park that you can run around and it has a 6.6km loop around it’s perimeter. It is also where the London marathon starts so it would be a good place to train in if you’re running the marathon so that you can get used to the track.

Regent’s Park is a good central London park to run in and it is 4.3km around it’s Outer Circle route. It has showers and changing rooms as well as lockers, so you don’t have to carry anything when you run. The other remaining Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James’s Park) all link to one another and if you follow the outer perimeter of them you will cover approximately 11.6km. The route is practically traffic-free (except for when you have to cross Hyde Park Corner to get from Hyde Park to Green Park) and it covers an impressive list of London’s famous landmarks, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards, The Mall, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Speakers’ Corner, The Royal Albert Hall, St James’s Palace and Kensington Palace. So if you’re just visiting London and want to get some exercise in at the same time then you could always give yourself a self-guided running tour!

Besides the Royal Parks there are many other parks in the different boroughs around London that you can run in such as Battersea Park, Victoria Park, Finsbury Park to name but a few. Make sure you check out the opening times of the parks though because some are closed at night. Also don’t forget to have a good meal at least 2 hours before you run. I usually have a bowl of muesli with banana or if I’m pushed for time I’ll grab a granola or cereal bar :)

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Book Cheap And Alternative Things To Do In London With Expedia

Posted on August 13th, 2012 in Alternative Things To Do,Cheap Days Out In London,Places To Visit by Stephanie

Expedia London Attractions
If you’re in London at the moment for the Olympics and you’re looking for things to do, be it a trip to the new Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour, a night at the theatre, a tour of Buckingham palace or afternoon tea at Fortnum &  Mason (see my
Afternoon Tea At Fortnum And Mason post for further details), Expedia have tickets for every London attraction that you can possibly think of with freebies and discounts thrown in! They also have alternative things to do such as Food and Cocktail Safaris where you are taken to four different restaurants or cocktail bars in central London to sample what they have on offer, Party Bus Nightclub Tours where you can hop aboard the London Party Bus and hit the dance floor in four different nightspots or you can opt for going back in time and attending a Medieval Banquet. Booking attraction tickets through Expedia is cheaper than buying them at the door and they also allow you to skip the queues in some places saving you precious holiday time!

Expedia regularly run deals and discounts on top of their already discounted prices so I will be posting them on this blog as and when. They are currently offering up to 20% off hotels in London plus an additional 5% discount on selected hotels using the discount code WELLDONEGB. The offer is valid for stays throughout August and the discount code is valid until the 24th. To take avantage of this offer or to book tickets to London attractions you can visit the Expedia website here.



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£5 Odeon Cinema Tickets – Until The 27th May On Groupon!

Posted on May 16th, 2012 in Cheap Days Out In London,Money Saving Tips,Offers,Places To Visit by Stephanie

Odeon Cinemas £5 Tickets

Groupon are having a special offer until the 27th May, £5 cinema tickets for Odeon cinemas nationwide! Tickets are valid 7 days a week and can be used anytime until the 20th June 2012. Tickets for Odeon cinemas in London are £6 which means savings of around 50%! To get your £5 cinema tickets, visit the Groupon website here.

For more information on Groupon, see my Groupon post.


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Waterstones Free Events And Book Signings

Posted on July 18th, 2011 in Cheap Days Out In London,Freebies,Money Saving Tips,Places To Visit by Stephanie

Fancy an outing that is both different and free? Waterstones holds several events every month throughout the UK including book signings, talks, children’s fun days and other activities where you can meet your favourite authors and celebrities.

You can search for events on their website here to find events happening in your local store or you can search by your favourite author.

This month, to celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter film, there are various Harry Potter events for children in stores nationwide!

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