A week in London
I stayed a week in London on my short holiday in the UK. The place will squeeze money out of you at every opportunity. The tube is particularly expensive if you're catching it multiple times a day. I regret not buying the 7 day pass, but I didn't know how long I'd be in the city. It's not all bad though, it's a beautiful place with a lot of culture and history. People generally kept to themselves, but were otherwise friendly. Going in January, I wasn't really there during peak tourist season tho
Insider Tip:If travelling on the cheap, but still wanting to see the sights try a free walking tour. There are several different ones. I made the mistake of paying for one in the East End, then found out there was a free one of that area, so keep an eye out. Professional pub crawls are good value for a night on the town. Free museums are a must to get out of the cold and see some culture. My favourites were the British museum, the Tate Modern and the Wellcome Collection.