Make Yourself at Home
Instead of a hotel room for a few nights, rent an apartment for a few weeks or a month. The longer stay might not cost any more than the hotel and it will give you more time to explore. Plus, staying at a hotel is a completely different experience than living like a local. In an apartment, you can not only save money by cooking your own food, you get to mix and mingle with the people who live in the building and neighbourhood. For the budget traveller, pick a rental location a bit further away from the centre of town. The UK has excellent public transportation so, as long as you are near a tube or bus stop, you'll be able to access the surrounding area with ease. For trip further afield, a rental car could be the best way to get around.