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Staycation Adventures for London

Have you considered staying in London for your holidays? Staycations offer a wonderful chance to explore and experience the hidden gems right in your own city or town. There’s no need for plane tickets or pricey hotel stays – just take advantage of all the incredible activities and sights in your own backyard. Here are some budget-friendly staycation ideas to make the most of your summer. 


What better way to experience London’s diversity than an international food crawl? Map out affordable eateries featuring global cuisines and spend a day feasting your way through the city’s incredible flavours. From Venezuelan arepas to Sri Lankan hoppers, your taste buds will be permanently staycation happy.

Person holding a food wrap in hand


London’s world-class museums and galleries are a staycation dream come true. Make a day of wandering the British Museum’s ancient treasures, admiring art at the National Gallery or Tate Modern, or visiting quirkier spots like the Cartoon Museum. Many have free admission and incredible exhibitions rotating often.

Image of a dinosaur at the national history museum


One of the best parts of a London staycation is taking advantage of the city’s incredible free music festivals during the summer months. Make a day of it at the iconic Notting Hill Carnival, where the streets come alive with vibrant parades, pulsing Caribbean music, and delicious food stalls or post up in a picturesque park like Brockwell Park for their summer performance series featuring everything from reggae to pop acts. The Southbank Centre’s Summer Festivals and Kings Cross Summer Sounds also offer weeks of free music.  

People in a crowd at a music festival


Pack a picnic and soak up the sunshine at one of London’s gorgeous parks. Spend an afternoon rowing a boat across the Serpentine in Hyde Park or wander through the idyllic gardens of Regent’s Park Stretching out on the grass has never felt so refreshing.

People sitting in London park


Grab a group of fellow guardians and experience London from the water with a cost-effective boat cruise along the River Thames. Multiple companies offer reasonably priced sightseeing tours that let you view iconic landmarks from a new angle.

Boat sailing on the River Thames
People walking through a park


London may be an urban playground, but you’ll find surprising green spaces and hiking trails all around. Escape the city bustle with a peaceful walk-through Hampstead Heath, explore the Epping Forest trails, or conquer the Thames Path National Trail one section at a time.

With so many low-cost activities available, your London property guardian staycation can be as simple, or adventure packed as you’d like. Get creative, gather friends, and make some unforgettable summer memories without ever leaving the city you call home.