- Splurge on one good meal, preferably high tea which is a quintessentially British tradition (I recommend Richoux). For the rest of your meals, buy "picnic" food from Pret A Manger or Marks & Spencer (they're on every corner) and dine in a nearby park or garden.
- No shopping. Resist the temptation to bring home a suitcase filled with clothes from London. Even discount stores like TK Maxx aren't a great deal. Instead, take an afternoon to "window-shop" at Harrods. You can marvel at the beautiful displays and plan your future home (you know, when you're a billionaire and can afford to shop at Harrods).
- Use the public bike system. Not only will you save money on alternate forms of transportation, you'll get to enjoy some endorphin-inducing exercise and see the city from a different perspective.
All photos c/o FEST