SAVING MONEY

How To Save For Big Purchases While Living In London

Let’s face it, living in London isn’t for the faint hearted. It seems everything is super expensive, you wonder if you can even breathe the air for free! Yet just because you’re living here shouldn’t mean you can’t save for bigger purchases. Whether you’re wanting to get together the funds to buy a house, for a car from local car dealers, or if you’re getting married, you can save and still live that London life. In this article we take a look at some top tips that should help you save for big purchases while living in London and not having to give everything up. Keep on reading to find out more. 

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Make the most of deals and happy hours

While living in London is pricey, they do have a great range of happy hours and deals that you can take advantage of when looking to go out for food and drink. We recommend heading to a local place for happy hour where you can make the most of cheaper drinks and 2 for 1 cocktails. You could also find places doing early bird or pre-theatre menus. These tend to be special offers as long as you eat before peak times – they’re a great way to go out to eat but not break the bank.

Find the free things there are to do in the city

One of the best things about London is that there’s always a myriad of free things to do. You could go and visit one of the many Museums that are free to enter. This includes the British Museum, the V&A, the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Science and Natural History Museums. You could visit one of the many parks, or take a look and find some free events such as food markets, open-air cinemas and more.

Make fun nights in at home

While going out in London is great fun, it’s also fantastic staying in. You could get some food from one of the many food markets or halls and bring it back for a night in. This way you get the taste of London without spending a small fortune as you may do otherwise. You could host a quiz night with friends, play board games, make cocktails or host a movie marathon – the choice is yours! It’s a brilliant way to save money without feeling like you are missing out! 

These are just a few things you can do that can help you to save for big purchases while also living in London and not having to give up the lifestyle. City life is fantastic but, as we all know, it’s pricey. So by making the most of what there is to offer that doesn’t break the purse strings, you’ll find yourself able to save much more than you would otherwise. What are some top tips you have for saving for big purchases while also living in London? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!