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Mini Summer Trip Guide to Affordable London

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So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places. In London the secret is simple: knowing where the bargains are. It’s common knowledge that many of London’s greatest museums-the British Museum, V&A, National Gallery, Tate Modern-don’t charge admission, but there are some lesser-known freebies too.

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Inspired by: 13 Affordable Trips to Europe — by Reid Bramblett, Published Apr. 2008

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    Premier Inn Southwark

    Part of London’s most reliable motel chain, with 18 locations in all, Premier Inn Southwark offers standardized (if bland) comfort. A short stroll

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    Belgo Centraal

    In the heart of Covent Garden, waiters dressed as monks scurry around the cavernous basement dining hall of Belgo Centraal serving pots of mussels,

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    Damien Hirst Retrospective

    Housed in a hulking converted power station, this vast modern art showplace opened in 2000, but still breaks new ground with installations. Each ye

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    Sir John Soane

    It's common knowledge that many of London's greatest museums—the British Museum, V&A, National Gallery, Tate Modern—don’t charge admission, but don

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    Lunchtime Concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

    It's common knowledge that many of London's greatest museums—the British Museum, V&A, National Gallery, Tate Modern—don’t charge admission, but don

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    Victoria and Albert Museum

    Within this labyrinthine collection of stately buildings covering 12 acres lie more than 27,000 pieces and 43,000 photographs: everything from Celt

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    National Gallery, London

    The National Gallery is London’s museum dedicated to Western European paintings. Located in Trafalgar Square, the museum opened in 1838 and now hou

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    British Museum

    Quite simply, this is one of the world’s finest museums. Founded in 1753, it covers more than two million years of history from every continent, in

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    Tate Modern

    Housed in a hulking converted power station, this vast modern art showplace opened in 2000 but still breaks new ground with installations. Each yea

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