If you are living in London, you have to take advantage of the cities nearby and explore them. Here are 10 weekend trips from London under £100 per person.
Ways To Travel Cheaply:
- Use Couchsurfing to meet locals and have a place to stay.
- Stay in hostels and book a room instead of a hotel, if you are a couple. You get privacy and you also get to meet people.
- Look out for deals (e.g. bus, train, flights)
- Travel during low periods (e.g. Autumn season)
- Find out what’s free (e.g. museums are free in UK)
Check out the tips on how to travel for free.
1. Bath, UK
Bath is one of my favourite cities in England. A UNESCO city, Bath is rich in history. It was the place to be outside of London in the past. The high society would be in Bath to enjoy the fancy gala balls, night parties and soak in the mineral-rich Baths. You can get there with National Express for £10 return!
Budget: about £80 for a weekend (Accommodations I recommend)
2. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Edinburgh is a gorgeous destination. There is something about the historical buildings and the natural landscape. It’s just an hour’s flight up from London. You can get there for £20 with Ryanair, return!
Budget: about £80 for a weekend (5-star Airbnb at a steal)
3. Prague, Czech Republic
This is a city that I always online when I was young, but never thought I would visit. Prague is one of my favourite cities with good food, good alcohol and plenty of history. Be sure to visit Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Prague oldest astronomical clock and the old Prague library. You can get there for £35 round-trip with Ryanair!
Budget: about £90 for a weekend (Cheap accommodations)
4. Nice, France
What a nice destination, Nice. Nice is in the south of France, enjoying good Mediterranean weather and weather. There are plenty of beautiful apartments there, and you can get them for good prices. The nearest airport is Nice hotel. The weather is always pretty damn good, so if that is not a good enough reason to leave the rainy British weather, I don’t know what will. Get there from £22 round-trip with Ryanair. British Airways do some city-break deals sometimes, so subscribe to their mailing list to get those updates.
Budget: £100 for a weekend (Accommodation deals)
5. Bruges, Belgium
One of the most charming little cities in Europe, Bruges is a beautiful canal city, the entire city is protected under UNESCO. Bruges finds itself in the Gothic constructions and architecture that highlights the medieval historic settlement. As one of Europe’s cultural hubs, you can be sure to enjoy the authentic past of medieval Europe. Because it is a little town, you can explore it in one week. You can get there at £69 return with Eurostar or £36 with Flixbus.
Budget: £90 for a weekend (Check out these hot hotel deals)
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
The strong waft of marijuana once you leave the train, plane or bus, it reminds me that I am indeed, in the Netherlands. I recommend visiting Kinderdijk when you are in Amsterdam. It’s just a few train stops away, but it cannot get any more Dutch than the windmills and cheese factory by the huge river. Get to Amsterdam with National Express for £43 return.
Budget: £100 because accommodations in AMS are expensive
7. Paris, France
This list cannot be complete without Paris as an option. The city of Paris, the fashion capital of the world, the wonderful place to be. Paris is a popular destination not only for its art and culture, but also its connectivity to the rest of Europe. Surprisingly, Paris is cheap to fly to from Asia, but expensive to fly to from within Europe! I recommend taking Ouibus instead, for 30€ round-trip. You can also take the Eurostar, which is quicker.
Budget: £100. Look out for hot accommodations deals.
8. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is one of the best party cities in Europe! I also recommend heading to Sintra for a day trip. Sintra is a beautiful little town in Portugal with ancient castles, beautiful beaches and delicious food. Round trip from £29 with Ryanair.
Budget: £80 for a weekend for 2 (Lisbon accommodation deals)
9. Barcelona, Spain
The sunshine, great food, party music and beautiful people. Barcelona is another city that I left my heart at. Be sure to visit all of Gaudi’s artwork, especially La Pedrera. For Casa Batlló, the videos online is exactly what it is inside. La Pedrera has a more intimate and full collection of Gaudi’s expression of art. Also be sure to check out the Gothic Quarter for some delicious tapas! Get to Barcelona for £18 round-trip with Ryanair.
Budget: £65 for a weekend for 2 (Awesome BCN accommodation)
10. Reykjavik, Iceland
Everyone knows that the best way to travel Iceland is to go on a road trip. Sure, flight might be expensive, but I recommend hiring a car, going on a road trip and sleep in the car too! You save on accommodation and wake up in the middle of nowhere, with beautiful scenery! Get to Iceland from £63; round-trip with Wow Air.
Budget: £100 with flights and car rental
Trevellers is my way to change the world. Through my stories, tips and lessons learnt, I truly hope to inspire you to get out of your comfort zone, see the world and see who you truly are. Travel is more than just taking a selfie at beautiful destinations. Travel is an adventure, where you can truly become who you are, give you the time to reflect and grow to become the person you’ve always dreamt of.