In this week's post, Kelly lists 5 ways students can live and thrive for a semester in London on a budget.
London exists as an incredible place filled with endless coffee shops, countless museums, peaceful parks, insanely gorgeous architecture, a million and one pubs, and pretty much everything you could ever really need in life. But everything has its downsides. London’s is that it’s expensive. It’s the New York City of Europe. The pound puts the U.S. dollar to shame. But fret not—it is possible to make the most of the city while living there for four months on a student budget or simply on a tight budget for that matter. Take a look at these 5 tips and London experiences to have for relatively cheap or free.
1. Limit Eating Out for Every Meal
While you can find diverse food options at places such as Camden Market,
you'll save a lot by making your own food!
Just as you would while living anywhere on a student budget, grocery shopping and making food at home is the move to avoid breaking the bank. Sainsbury’s is the local grocery store that I’ve found to be the cheapest compared to others like M&S and Whole Foods (yes, they have Whole Foods across the pond). You can buy a jumbo-sized bag of pasta for £3 at Sainsbury’s. And by jumbo, I mean it would last you an entire month if you ate pasta for every meal.Continue Reading