You may have seen our Honeymoon Hotspot pieces where we share a different location in the continental US each month that would make a great honeymoon location if you’re working with a tight budget. But what if you have your heart set on some international travel but don’t know where to start? What’s possible with your budget? Well, we’re taking our Honeymoon Hotspots international with how to Destination Honeymoon on a Budget! First up, London, England! London is a popular destination for many, but what to do, where to stay, what prices are good? It’s a lot to sort through! So let’s break it down.
Where to Stay
There are tons of great places to stay in London. Two of our top picks are Stüdyo Paddington by Bridgestreet and Point A Hotel, Kings Cross. Stüdyo Paddington is a new hotel on the scene. They’re actually a hybrid type accommodation that’s a hotel/apartment combo. In addition to your usual hotel amenities, you also get perks like a free washer and dryer facility and guest kitchen. These are great things to have if you’re planning a longer trip. Location is A+, just a few hundred yards from London Paddington Station and for this price and location, you really can’t do much better! Point A Hotel is another great option. While there are reports of smaller sized rooms, you won’t be spending much time in your room awake and location is also a huge plus here. You’re only a 10 minute walk from the Eurostar terminal, which you’re sure to be using quite a bit. If you’re looking for a different option, there are loads of wonderful Airbnbs to choose from as well!
Where to Eat
We love food! So where do you eat? What’s the best? What can you afford? We’re here to help. A top pick is Da Maria, family-run and super yummy! Pizzas, pastas, and more. Most meals are under 10 euro which is a huge plus. You can’t go to London without having fish and chips! Head to The Golden Hind for your fix. What about your late night snack fix? None other than Brick Lane Beigel Bake for that. Apparently their salt beef bagels are to die for. Yes, please! If you have more of a sweet tooth, head to Bread Ahead for some massive and delicious doughnuts.
What to Do
London is home to many of free attractions. You can experience places like Tate Modern, the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Southbank Centre art complex, Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath without dropping a dime. Central London is set up really well if you’re looking to walk or bike. This will save you a lot of time and money on transportation as well as giving you a real immersive experience. Also consider grabbing The London Pass - which gets you access to top attractions like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge Experience and the Thames River Cruise. Yes please!!