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How to enjoy Valentine’s day in London on a budget

By Jude Currie Feb 13, 2023
Balloon spelling out the word loveCredit: Jason Leung/Unsplash

London is infamous for being an expensive city, ready to drain your bank account. This isn’t totally untrue, however, you can go out and have a top Valentine’s for very little cash. You just need to know where to look.

IFS Cable Car

Grab a ride on the cable car for as little as a fiver and get a view of London’s iconic cityscape. Some of the sights that can be seen include Canary Wharf, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, and the O2. Perfect for a romantic journey across the Thames, you can board from either Greenwich Peninsula or Royal Docks.

Sky Garden

Romance up high. Credit: Photo by Jeff Blackler/Shutterstock

If you are not scared of heights, venture 35 floors up the Walkie-Talkie to the Sky Garden, London’s highest public garden. In the heart of the city, you can get beautiful views of both the landscape and the sky across London. Perhaps even the perfect place to propose? Book a free slot and prepare to be amazed. Yes, there is a lift!

The Top Secret Comedy Club

Laugh the night away. Credit: Photo by Dan Sparham/Shutterstock

Laugh the night away at the Top Secret Comedy Club in Covent Garden. There are a range of comedians on stage every night. Even for a comedian of the stature of Russell Howard, tickets were only £12.50. Sounds like the perfect evening for comedy lovers.

Kyoto Garden

Holland Park. Get ya peacock out! Credit: Photo by Ken Towner/ANL/Shutterstock

Take a romantic stroll through the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park. The garden includes a wonderful array of Japanese horticulture, water features and the occasional peacock. Most importantly, it is free. You are also near the wonderful Notting Hill, home to the iconic Portobello Road and hopeless lover, William Thacker.

Leadenhall Market

Time travel for the day. Credit: Photo by Valentin Wolf/imageBROKER/Shutterstock

You can enjoy Leadenhall Market’s stunning Victorian architecture in the heart of the City of London for absolutely no money at all. The building is home to a whole host of restaurants, bars, and independent shops. Some of which are perfectly affordable and will be geared up for celebrations.

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