- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Buy half price tickets to West End shows at the booth in Leicester Square in London 🙂
Alternatively, if you have student cards like ISIC, you can get even cheaper shows at will call for the same day, depending on the theatre. They might not be the best seats, but I’ve ended up in the 2nd and 3rd rows for 10 pounds before 🙂
England is offensively expensive in every regard, mentally prepare yourself!
Pret is a great way to cheap fairly cheaply in London, it’s a take away sandwhich place, with yougurt cups and whatnot as well. Wagamama’s noodle shop is AMAZING and I miss it so much. There are tons of them and they’re usually all general long table seating, they write your meal number in front of you. They’re bustling but so worth it! http://www.wagamama.com/ Also very reasonably priced for the UK.
In London you can decide how to spend your money or not spend it, by picking from the myriad of free museums, or Madam Toussad’s (sp?), the Tower, Buckingham, etc. Walking through Harrod’s is also super fun and free, as long as you avoid temptation. One night my friend and I got so many food samples we called it dinner!
Camden market is fun to walk through, that’s where a lot of alternative type shops show up, crazy clothes, regular clothes etc. Awesome people watching.
If you have the budget, tours make you get so much more out of the experience. ie Coliseum, really anywhere you go. Many museums/sites have headsets that you can rent with playback, too.
Kebabs are a delicious, cheap way to eat in Germany. Apparently Berlin is the city with the second largest Turkish population… after Istanbul!
I absolutely love Berlin, found lots to do there.
The Vatican is really neat and houses an absolutely amazing art collection. I would definitely recommend the pre booked tour to avoid the crazy line, it makes Disneyland look like quick access. I think it took my friends and I two hours to get to the pay wicket.
One of the things I found most interesting was all of the nuns buying tons and tons of things in the shops outside, such as images of the pope and rosaries.
If you want to mail postcards from the Vatican, you are best off to pre buy and write them, so you can just get the postage and send them. There’s 10 million people in there trying to write postcards, with no writing surfaces or pens.
…hope some of that helps. Have a great trip!