I'm staying at a hostel that charges £25 a night, with with a full English breakfast. I have it booked for 5 days, and I'll be here for 11 days. I have £90 left. This isn't good. Is there a way to make money over here, without a visa or does anyone know of a really cheap place I could stay? Thanks for the suggestions!
Depending on your nationality, you might be able to find bar work etc. But as you're only going to be there 11 days its unlikely anyone will want to hire you.
Have you thought about postponing your trip until you are more financial? London is an expensive city, and while there are a few free activities - you will also need to eat/drink/catch trains. I guess you can always dumpster dive .....
You might find some cheaper accom here: www.agoda.com
Or do you know anyone you can stay with for free? Tried couch surfing? over 8 years ago
Check out craigslist
You may be able to find a cheaper hostel, especially if you are sharing.
For food etc, then make as much of it yourself as you can. Go to the markets late in the day and see what they are selling cheap. Soup is a great option - can be made in bulk, lasts days, and is easily padded with a handful of rice, pasta or bread.
For working without a visa - sure it is done, but no idea what the going rate is for under-the-table work. Go to a busy pub - something like Walkabout - and ask around. You might get some labouring work for cash in hand. over 8 years ago
Why don't you go to a busy area such as Brick Lane and check if you could give flyers for shops around the area. They pay like 5 quid and most of the time they don't ask for visa or papers...
I found recently this website that you might find interesting as it gives links and info for job and room searching, food, entertainment etc.. www.brokeinlondon.com
I wish you found a way to stay! over 8 years ago