No worries mate, we’re here to share a few tips on how you can live on a student budget and still enjoy this enthralling city. After all, it’s just about knowing how to budget.
If you’re living away from home for the first time, chances are your kitchen skills are limited to frying an egg and making tea. Don’t fret as that’s a fab start!
First thing’s first – before you get cracking in the kitchen, you need to stock up on groceries. Hit the lower cost grocery stores such as Lidl, Iceland’s, Asda or Morrison’s. As fun as Tescos is, you’ll save some quid by visiting cheaper shops.
Got your pantry fully equipped? Great! Now, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and to develop those hidden culinary talents of yours. Don’t be afraid to fire up the stove. Remember, it takes time to get the most basic dish, such as pasta, just right.
These little wonder cards are going to make your wish come true. Which wish, you ask? Why, the one where you not only stay in your student budget but have some side moolah to enjoy your London nights out.
With a “Pay as You Go” model, you’ll trim your monthly transport costs as you’ll have access to lower travel rates than a Day Travelcard or One Day Bus pass.
Psst..you’ll also obtain some discounts on some London attractions. Rushing out now to get your Oyster card?
Here’s a quick list of top UK apps that will help you stay in your student budget:
London may be an expensive city but you can see its historical gems for free. From the Science Museum, Old Royal Naval College to the Natural History Museum, London is a hotbed of knowledge – just waiting to be devoured. As a student, it is the prime opportunity for you to visit these places and enjoy them for free.
London is not all work and study, there’s a bit of play too. Indulge in nature in any of London’s several lush green parks (for free!). Take a free walking tour to find your feet in the city. Stroll along the Thames river and then roam around in London’s markets. Lose yourself in the beauty of London and enjoy your time as a student in this thriving city.
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