The great thing about London is that there’s so much to do all year round. So if you’re planning a late summer short break there, even though the school holiday activities are over, you won’t be missing out – September is going to be a very busy month indeed! And what’s more, the tourist attractions (probably) won’t be quite so crowded, which has got to be a good thing.
The River Thames is always lively, and the South Bank is bustling with activity all year round. Add to this the fact that September’s weather can sometimes be better than August’s (which won’t be difficult this year!) and you could really feel like you’re on holiday in the height of summer. For the entire month, the river is being celebrated with the Totally Thames Festival, and there are lots of related activities, many of which are free.
Talking of free, there are always hundreds of free things to do in London, including visits to world-famous museums and art galleries – perfect if the weather’s not so good, which is also a possibility…
Watching the pennies?
Consider booking a short-term let in a serviced apartment instead of reserving room/s in a hotel. Booking the family into a serviced apartment will immediately save you around half your accommodation budget as you’ll get the entire apartment for the cost of just one hotel room.
Another huge financial advantage is that with a fully equipped kitchen, you won’t have to eat out all the time. Even if you stick to the cheapest of restaurants and cafés, this expense can soon add up.
By spending less money on accommodation, you can spend more of it visiting London’s amazing attractions. We’d still advise checking each attraction’s website though for special deals to make your money go even further – such as cut-price tickets for the theatre or musicals.
A serviced apartment offers you more space than a hotel, meaning the whole family will be more comfortable. Anyone wanting a bit of peace can go to their room while the rest of the family can sit in the living room to talk, watch TV, log on to the free WiFi, etc.
You can also mix business with pleasure
If one of you needs to be in London on business, book a serviced apartment – it will cost your company about the same as a good hotel room. However, as you’ll have the whole apartment, with two bedrooms and space to sleep up to six people, why not take the family with you too or keep the apartment for the weekend so they can join you? That way, you’ll be able to mix business with pleasure and have a cost-effective city break in London that the whole family will enjoy.
Oh, and did we mention, with a Your Apartment serviced apartment, you get a free parking space too… get in touch!