, we have got you covered! London is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, and that is taking into consideration all the perks you get as residents. For visitors, London is Calling and your wallet is answering! The city is famous for the iconic
and big, big prices. If you know the right places to look, however, there are plenty of cheap eats London has tucked away, some right next to the main sites! (Not sure
Sit back, put your wallet away and we will give you the low down on how to save big bucks in the English capital. You'll never believe you’d find affordable restaurants in London right by these main attractions below:
London Bridge may not be falling down, but eyes will be dropping out of their sockets at the astronomical prices in the zone! Luckily you are right next to Borough Market, king of the city street eats.
Forget restaurants in London altogether, and browse the market stalls. Whatever tickles your fancy, lamb curry, pad thai, beigel bake, hand-pulled noodles, you're sure to find it here! Here are our tips for the most delicious budget bites:
Pork belly sandwich at Roast To Go - £6.50
Kid goat kofta wrap at Gourmet Goat - £6
Chorizo roll at Borough Brindisa - £4.95
London or “Coca Cola” Eye
London Showboat: Thames Cruise with Cabaret Show and a Dinner
This iconic Ferris Wheel
is famous for its breathtaking views over the city. For cheap eats London has much better neighborhoods, but we have found a real hidden gem right around the corner from the wheel. Mamuśka! Polish kitchen and bar
. It delivers just what the name promises: home cooking from mom. Big portions, small prices and a dollop of Polish love, right in the center of London!
Our favorite? The Placki Ziemniaczane (potato pancakes) with pork gulasz for just £6! A kind of Polish pie and mash?
The official residence of the Royal family of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...is hardly likely to be right next to any “cheap as chips” cafes, or is it? Thankfully for your wallets, after your selfie in front of the iconic Royal Palace you only need to stroll through Green Park and you'll get to the Old English Coffee House, on 1A Montrose Park, Belgravia.
Of all the affordable restaurants in London for this neighborhood, this friendly cafe delivers its promise: Old English Coffee (and classic English breakfast food) at bargain prices! A quirky joint with a steady stream of an eclectic mix of clients (builders, cab drivers and diplomats) sharing conversation over steaming cups of joe.
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
Possibly the most famous clock in the world, no visit to London is complete without seeing Big Ben! Together with the adjacent Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey
, they are a feat of Gothic revivalist architecture
which is spectacular to behold. After walking all around the historic buildings you will probably have worked up an appetite!
Don't stumble into any old restaurant or cafe if you are in London on a budget. When it comes to cheap eats London has them pretty hidden away in this upmarket district. Don't worry though, we have done the homework for you and found Mio Restaurant Bar on 58 Great Peter Street.
This gem of an Italian restaurant has been voted by enthusiastic customers to be the “best in London” and with most main courses priced around £6.95, this is a winner!
Tip: try the fresh chili sauce, the chef's secret recipe.
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After visiting the breathtakingly beautiful 17th-century St.Paul’s Cathedral, many people will head to Covent Garden. This cobbled piazza lined with boutique shops and upmarket cafes is right in the West End of London. The location makes it the perfect launch pad for visits to Leicester Square musicals, the National Portrait Gallery or the London Transport Museum.
For budget bites in this corner of London, Covent Square presents you with: Chez Antoinette. This quintessential French cafe can be found at number 30, Market Building. It offers a meal deal hard to beat in central London: drink, plus the tartine of the day and a soup of the day or fresh salad, for just £9.95!
Of course, if it's the hunt for Indian cheap eats London that brought you to this page, then you had better pop Brick Lane onto your itinerary. This legendary street in the heart of East London is where you'll find the best curry houses in the city! The surrounding neighborhood is home to the British Bangladeshi community and is known to some as “Banglatown”.
The best place in town for slow-cooked south Indian dishes like roti king and roti canai. There are also great spots for salt beef and deep fried chicken.
For more London hacks including how to save on transport, accommodation and more, check out our London Guide