Spending money for UK Holiday
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 1, 2012 11:58 PM Last Post By: shrikantk
Feb 28, 2012 6:23 PM
Spending money for UK HolidayHi, we'll be spending 8 nights in Manchester and 6 nights in London in a few weeks time. Just wondering how much spensing money we would need for the 14 days. We will mostly be needing it for food and transport/getting around. We wont be doing that much shopping.
Id appreciate any suggestions or tips!
Feb 29, 2012 1:33 AM
1It is all relative to what you want to eat and where you want to travel.
You could eat for under GBP10 a day on the cheap (breakfast or lunch at Subways, microwave meals, sandwiches form the supermarket) and Zone 1-2 off peak all day GBP7 in London. More comfortably I'd budget for GBP25 on travel and food and bring a water bottle.
In terms of suggestions and tips, the web is full of info on London's attractions and there are guidebooks available I understand (or read advice on how to post at the start of the branch).
Feb 29, 2012 1:54 AM
2If you're staying within the city centre, most attractions in Manchester are within walking distance & there are a few free buses that hop around the city. Getting out into the sticks will cost up to £4 day saver on the bus. You can check out train prices and timetables here: www.thetrainline.com
But agree just depends how many people you are & what you plan to do while you're there. Can make suggestions on Manchester but you'll have to let us know what kind of things you're into.
Feb 29, 2012 3:08 AM
3#3 you have again been reported for spamming from a business account which is specifically not allowed..
OP I'd stay away from this rip-off, particularly since you can get 2-4-1 entry to many of these places if you buy a travelcard from a mainline (not Tube) station - details here, you need to book - http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1london
Feb 29, 2012 4:35 AM
4U.K. public transport
1. railways : see....NATIONALRAIL.CO.UK /
2 bus.... see....NATIONALEXPRESS.COM /
bring your credit / debit cards and use as much as possible
that way you'll have a record of transactions.
some smaller vendors will have a spend limit on card-
transactions say under £10
enjoy your stay..
Feb 29, 2012 4:52 AM
5Thank you for everyones suggestions! I should have mentioned I am travelling with my fiancee, his family, and our 14 month old son. For my fiancee, our son and I we have budgeted 100 pounds a day for food and transport so im hoping thats enough. Will definetly be purchasing a travelcard for zones 1-2 when we get to London.
Feb 29, 2012 6:12 AM
Mar 1, 2012 11:58 PM
(4 star Hotel)
From US$123.03 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$232.32 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$64.90 per night