We’ve been to the UK numerous times – but until recently only twice have we left London (and that was for housesits in the countryside of Kent). As budget-conscious travelers, we feared the UK would be too expensive for us, but we keep going back and discovering more ways to enjoy Britain without breaking the bank!

In addition to the many free attractions, we get a feel for the area by simply wandering some of the iconic neighborhoods (which undoubtedly culminates with a pint of beer!). There is always something going on in London – and we’ve been fortunate to partake in some of the best London events, like New Year’s Eve fireworks over the River Thames and Christmas in Hyde Park.

In 2022, we added both Scotland and Northern Ireland to our UK travels as well as Bristol, Bath and return visits to London and Kent.

2023 turned into the summer of Scotland, and we were absolutely smitten with all of it!


United Kingdom Facts:

Capital City: London

Population: 67 Million

Language: English

Currency:  British Pound (GBP) | Current Value

United Kingdom Travel Guides:

3-Day London Itinerary with Budget Tips
10 Day Scotland Itinerary
Famous London Food What To Eat in London and Where To Eat It
Best Things To Do in Bath, England
London Christmas The Best Things To See and Do
Best Things To Do in Windsor UK
Edinburgh Itinerary Best Things To Do in Edinburgh, Scotland
One Day in Glasgow Best Things To Do
Best 3 Day Isle of Skye Itinerary
What To Eat in Edinburgh Restaurants and Pubs!
Best Things To Do in Inverness
Best Things To Do in Greenwich, London
Hiking the West Highland Way
Free Self-Guided Walking Tour London Westminster Sights
Best Things To Do in Portree, Isle of Skye
Best Things To Do in Isle of Skye, Scotland
Best Things To Do in Bristol UK
Best Things To Do in Belfast Itinerary
Best Things To Do in Plockton
One Day in Manchester Itinerary
Dunbar, Scotland The Best Things to Do and See
Visiting the Sky Garden in London
London Craft Beer Crawl: Bermondsey Beer Mile
River Thames Pub Crawl London: Best Pubs on the Thames
15-Day London, Paris, Rome Itinerary

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