sorry, these are the sites I meant
Luton : Luton
2for1 discounts: 2for1
The London travel guide here on Travellerspoint is one of the most in-depth ones we have, so feel free to print/download a copy in PDF format to take along!
she's looking for cheap food and cheap clothes, I seriously doubt that she want to stay in a hotel for 160 punds per night.
now when I think about it, it's sound like someone just wants to advertise his hotel here. I would ignore it.
Shoreditch is worth a night out. Try it out on a Saturday or Bricklane on a Sunday midday.
As previously mentioned, cheap food can be had by way of pre-packaged sandwiches. In my opinion, the best quality at a reasonable price are those for sale at Boots (the chemist). These are everywhere so you are never far from a cheap lunch.
Pret A Manger has very good quality food but it's a bi pricey. Again, these are everywhere.
There are plenty of places to see in London that are central. You can walk to many of these.
if you're after cheap food you have places like Pret, Costa, Cafe Nero which sell drinks (hot and cold) and all kind of sandwhiches which I really liked (for £3)
There are much cheaper places to get food than those places, infact they're probably three of the most expensive places to get a sandwich in the whole of the UK, and particulary London! In terms of food, yeah go to a tesco and Sainsburys supermarkets for sandwiches and salads to eat on the go, weatherspoons pubs (all over London) offer reasonable meals and usually have some deals on, the east end (shorditch and brink lane) have loadsa quirky little cafes and bars that sell reasonabley priced and usually very good food. And you can't go to brick lane without getting a curry! Basically stay away from the expensive coffee chains if you want some inexpensive good food.
And in terms of stuff to do.....I was a student in london for three years and money was tight, as a result I hunted down everything that was free to do in the city, and there's alot! To name but a few.....all the national museums in south kensington are a must (natural history, science and v&a), Saarchi gallery in slone square, shopping on carnaby street, would avoid Oxford st as it's nothing special, Tate modern, national portrait gallery, one of the numerous royal parks ( be sure to checkout st James and Victoria park), my favourite thing to do was to walk around shorditch and hoxton (get the northern line tube to old street) there's loadsa quirky bars, nice cafes, loads of street art, private galleries, vintage shops....always something going on!
London is very expensive but it can be made a lot cheaper with a bit forward planning
I didn't find Tesco or Seinsbury's to be cheaper, they all had the same 2-3 pound prices for sandwiches. I bought my lunch/dinner in the first supermarket/caffe I found on the way and didn't really see a difference in prices. of course places like Seinsbury's offer a lot more other things like fruits and vegetables etc.
Oh, guys, thank you so much for this usefull information! We're making a plan, what we have to do every day and the number of our activities will be very huge.
We are thinking about visiting Stonehenge, do you know, is it very far from London and how we can to get there?
shtbr84, you wrote about 2for1 and I went on that website, but I can't understand, how we can buy this tickets?
And once again I'm asking about getting from Luton airport to Bloomsbor (Montague Street). Who knows in which way we can get till this place?