Budget Tours in South West London
Westminster -> Fulham Palace -> Royal College of Art -> Museum of Instruments -> La Bottega (eatery – under £10/person) -> Science Museum -> Natural History Museum -> Victoria and Albert Museum -> Brompton Cemetery -> The Anchor (pub – beer from £1.65)
South Western London is a wonderful area boasting of green spaces, history and culture and it is definitely a place where you will like to spend your vacation. And if this vacation is on a budget, then we have the right solution for you: a Budget Tour in South Western London.
- We would suggest Westminster as starting point for this journey. It is one of London’s cores and the area where history feels like home. Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and their amazing architecture are just some of the impressive symbols you will see here. Walk on these old streets and admire the Victorian style that fills the city centre of the world’s most aristocratic metropolis. Westminster is a must for every tourist, so make sure you don’t miss it.
- You’ll depart from Westminster and get to Fulham Palace on Bishops Avenue, postcode SW6 6EA. It includes a museum and a gallery and they both have free entry. They are opened on Saturdays from 11am till 2pm, on Sundays between 11:30am and 3:30pm and from Monday till Tuesday between 12pm and 4pm. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens with botanical collections that are opened from dawn till dusk every day. The building was constructed in 1495 and it also features an exquisite restaurant and a Tudor courtyard. The museum is home to a wide array of lectures and events.
A transfer from Westminster to Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue, will cost you almost £11 per car (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car) and will take approximately 15 minutes.
- The next stop might be the Royal College of Art. It is located in South Kensington, Kensington Gore, SW7 2EU and it is opened daily from 10am until 6pm. Make sure to check out their schedule because it could be closed in some of the weekends. This is more than a college, it is a free exhibition with more than 1,000 works promoting the new generation of artists. It is also home to various fundraising sales and lectures. Therefore, if you are passionate about art, this is a landmark you should visit.
The transfer from Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue, to South Kensington, Royal College of Art, is going to cost you £11 per car (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car) and the journey will last around 25 minutes.
- Since you have just visited an art college, how about seeing the Museum of Instruments in South Kensington? It is located on Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BS and it is part of the Royal College of Music. It dates from 1894 and currently it is home to more than 600 instruments. Its main features are a clavichord used by Haydn and a spinet that used to belong to Handel. There are also numerous instruments dating from as early as 1480.
A car from South Kensington, Royal College of Art to the Museum of Instruments will cost around £11 per car (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car). The tour will last almost 5 minutes.
- A stop is always welcomed when travelling. Thus, you might want to try La Bottega, an eatery located at 97 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LD. It serves Italian delicatessen and café and a menu will cost you less than £10 per person. Its opening hours are Monday – Saturday -> 8am – 8pm and Sunday -> 9am – 8pm. It also features a terrace in the summer.
A transfer from South Kensington, the Museum of Instruments to La Bottega is almost £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car). The journey will take around 5 minutes.
- From now on, the tour will continue to some of UK’s most famous museums. To begin with, you can go to the Natural History Museum on Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD. Its entry is free, but some of the temporary exhibitions might have charges. The museum is opened daily, between 10am and 5:45pm and they allow the last admission at 5:30pm. The museum is really impressive and it is a great place to go with the kids. The collections include no less than 70 million rocks, fossils, insects and other specimens from all over the world. Don’t miss the Dinosaur gallery with its giant T. rex.
In order to get from South Kensington, La Bottega to the Natural History Museum, you can take a minicab that will cost you around £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car). The journey will not last more than 5 minutes.
- The next museum on the list is the Science Museum in South Kensington, the Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD. It is opened every day of the week, from 10am till 6pm and it has no entry fee. If you are passionate about industry, technology and science, you should definitely visit this museum. It even has hands-on exhibits, being a delight for all the visitors. The main items presented here are the Apollo 10 capsule and the world’s oldest steam locomotive – Puffing Billy. The Science Museum is right next door the Natural History Museum, so you can walk between these two points.
- Another museum that must not be missed is the Victoria and Albert Museum. It sits on Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL and it is free of charge. Its opening hours are 10am – 5:45pm every day. On Fridays, some galleries will be opened until 10pm. This is the biggest and most impressive museum of design and art in the world and its collections are spanning almost 3000 years of talent and creativity. The British Galleries, the Jewellery Gallery and the Medieval Renaissance are the museum’s highlights. Victoria and Albert Museum is located 1 minute away from the Science Museum, therefore a walk from one museum to another is more than welcomed.
- After you have seen all those wonderful museums, you can go on to another register – The Brompton Cemetery, in Fulham, Fulham Road, SW10 9UG. In the summer, the cemetery is opened from 8am till 8pm and in the winter it is opened between 8am and 4pm. This is not a simple cemetery, it is a spectacle of sculptures, history and natural attractions. It is one of Britain’s best known and oldest garden cemeteries and it features no less than 35,000 monuments. Brompton Cemetery is home to a beautiful domed chapel, winged sculptures, impressive mausolea and stone urns. So, if you are not the type of person who gets scared easily, you will definitely want to visit this amazing place.
A minicab from Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, to Brompton Cemetery, Fulham, will cost you almost £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car). The tour will last around 10 minutes.
- The final stop of this budget tour would be at The Anchor, a pub in Battersea, 61 Holgate Avenue, SW11 2AT because you deserve a beer after such a journey. This traditional bar is really friendly and extremely cheap. The prices for the beer start from £1.65 and for the wine from £8.00. In the summer, they have a terrace and when the weather is chilly, people gather inside and play darts. The pub is opened from Monday till Thursday, between 12pm and 11 pm and from Friday until Sunday, between 12pm and 12am. It also features a jukebox and games machines.
A transfer from Brompton Cemetery, Fulham to The Anchor in Battersea will cost you approximately £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car) and the journey will take around 10 minutes.
The entire Budget Tour in South Western London is going to last around 7 hours and 20 minutes. The transport for this journey will cost you almost £77 per car and £20 per person. Moreover, with 247 Airport Transfer you can get 10% discount and obtain the following prices: £70 per car and £18 per person.
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