There are ways to travel smart to the UK.
You can save a bundle and make the most of in England, Scotland and Wales trip. You can enjoy all that they offer and even trimming some of the fat off the budget can be part of the fun.
The cost of food is always a big dent in a small travel budget. Being clever can keep the cost down and every now and then you can eat for free. You also don't have to go on a diet. There are plenty of hearty options for meat eaters and vegetarians and you can actually find out how the locals eat. You can go ethnic, go native or splurge on lunch.
You can't let the UK's reputation for expensive accommodations put you off. You really don't need to spend more than $200 a night and end up in a mediocre hotel, as there are other options available. You can be a flexible and confident negotiator and you'll be surprised at how far your money can go.
There are many discount passes for overseas visitors that offer free unlimited entries to hundreds of UK landmarks and attractions. This can help you cut costs and the prepaid passes will allow you to jump in the waiting line at busy sites. There are also some extras included like useful guidebooks, maps and apps. If you don't want to keep up with the changing exchange rates then you can figure out how much you've spent before you go (see more UK Heritage Attractions).
It is perfectly possible to get a decent, clean and well-equipped room on a budget. There are friendly, family-run B&Bs and well maintained international brands and shape runs all under hundred English pounds.
Train travel in the UK is for sure faster, cheaper and easier than any long distance road travel and the British Rail travel with their past makes a lot of sense especially if your plans involve crisscrossing the UK from one major city to another. This BritRail Pass is sold prepaid outside the UK and you need to buy it before you leave home. It's valid for unlimited UK rail travel during the specific. You choose. You will want to do this if you are touring since one way or round trip tickets are much more expensive.
If you want to travel and check out some retail therapy, don't be put off by the high UK shop prices. There are discount designer outlets, factory outlets and brand outlet shopping malls all over the UK. You can get excellent buys on designer and High Street goods as well as inexpensive restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the discount malls have destination features such as gardens and shuttles to local attractions.
You can travel at a low cost on the mega train and mega bus services if you're flexible and committed. Be flexible on travel times and you can score tickets to top UK destinations. You may need to travel earlier or later than he originally planned but with low prices it's not a bad deal. As far as commitment once you bought it you're on it. You need to commit to the specific time in the train service you purchase.
Buses and coaches are the cheapest way to get around in the UK. Maybe you haven't done a bus since your college days but they are more comfortable than they used to be. Some served snacks and have onboard restrooms. Distances between key destinations in the UK can be short so unless you're going from the South of England all the way up to Scotland you don't need to take an overnight trip. Most journeys are a couple hours or less.
If you've always coveted a real Burberry raincoat, not a cheap and touristy flash, but the real deal, you can get lucky at the company's official factory outlet store in Hackney. If you actually want a Barbour wax jacket for an outdoor lifestyle you can get it at the factory in Jarrow. Factory shops are different than a discount outlet mall. Designers may only have one or two factory stores and this is where they unload surplus stock and slightly imperfect fashion goods for up to 70% off.