I can’t believe how much it costs for a family day out! However, with a bit of research courtesy of Google I found a way to save a few pounds. I hope this helps you save a few pennies and enjoy a great day out with your family.
At the moment there are loads of 2 for 1 offers on London Attractions if you travel to London by train (London Aquarium, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, etc). However, if you’re not travelling into London by train and want to take advantage of the deal there is a loophole. All you need to do is to buy a single ticket (e.g. from Vauxhall to Waterloo) which will only cost a couple of quid. You can do this either at the station or online. Do note that underground tickets are not accepted.
We went to the London Aquarium this morning and took advantage of this and saved £20.50. As there is no congestion charge on weekends we decided to drive as it was the cheapest option. We were able to park at the foot of the London Eye at the Apcoa Parking on Belvedere Rd. It would have cost £46 if we took the train (£30 in train fares and £16 entrance fee). To drive, it cost £25.50 (£7.50 for 2 hrs parking, £16 for entry, £2 for single train fare, plus a bit of diesel).
We really enjoyed the Aquarium but to be honest if we paid the full price we would have been disappointed! Sadly, we blew the savings on a couple of hotdogs on the river bank.