Jobs,Rooms and Links for a Budget Life in London | Broke in London
  • Jobs in London

    find the latest jobs in London
    Are you looking for a job in London? Find the latest jobs in the UK via our job site....
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  • Rooms to Rent

    cheap rooms to rent in London
    Looking for cheap short term or long term accommodation in London? Find the top UK accommodation websites and tips on...
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  • Things to Do

    fun-filled experience for free?
    Wondering what’s on in London? Find a list of all the major UK entertainment websites that provide info about cheap...
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  • Cheap Shopping

    shop smart and save money
    The right place to find great websites and tips to help you save money on shopping. We have all the...
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  • Transportation

    you don’t need teleportation!
    This section provides great websites, advice and information on how to get around London cheaply! You will find websites...
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  • Free Stuff

    cheap is good but free is better!
    We love free stuff the same as you do! From free haircuts and yoga classes to online courses and free...
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Extension of stamp duty holiday fuels home sales boom

Guest post by Jana Abelovská One of the announcements made in the 2021 Budget speech in March was that the stamp duty holiday was being extended for a further three months to the end of June. Stamp duty is often complicated to calculate as individual circumstances can affect the brackets and amounts due. It’s not Continue Reading

Flying Out Of London After The Pandemic: Tips For A Range Of Travellers

Guest post by Zoe Price London is amazing, but sometimes you just want to escape and have a change of scenery, particularly after the year we’ve had. Below, we discuss what steps you need to consider if you are looking to get out of London and travel after the pandemic. Whether you’re planning to visit Continue Reading

Top Tips for Saving Money When You First Move to London

Guest post by Zoe Price Arriving in London for the first time is an amazing feeling. This is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and there is so much on offer here for you to experience! However, London is also an incredibly expensive city to live in, and you need to make Continue Reading

How to look after yourself when working from home

Guest post by Steph King The pandemic saw more people than ever working from home, and despite plans for offices to start opening up, it seems a lot of employees have got a taste for this new way of working. Whether you’re looking at heading back to the office on a more temporary basis or Continue Reading

How to save money on a day out in London

Guest post by Steph King Getting out of the house is good for the soul. It not only gets you seeing and trying new things, but also gives you something to look forward to, thus lifting the spirits. However, the costs associated with a day out can be off-putting. Visiting the attraction itself might only Continue Reading

How Hiring a Skip Can Help Get Rid Of Waste and Make the Most out of Your Space

Guest post by Harry Wilson Make your home and office place waste-free at all times to ensure a healthy environment for everyone. Home is your safe and comfortable space; make sure to keep it clean to avoid any health hazards. Here are ways that I benefited from hiring a skip service. Renovation Time When I Continue Reading

Home Maintenance and Money Saving

Guest post by Hannah Madison Ensuring that your home is functional and comfortable is not always straightforward. Leaky faucets, clogged toilets, HVAC and electrical problems, gardening, and pest control can take a toll on your pursuits. The online world is loaded with DIY hacks; from video tutorials to step-by-step guide, you have a rich pool Continue Reading

How Much Does It Really Cost to Have a Child?

Guest post by Zoe Price There’s no doubt if you’ve had any conversations about kids, you’ll have heard parents express how expensive it really is to raise a child. Truthfully, being told that it is expensive doesn’t really help you if you’re trying to understand the costs of having a child, what you can expect Continue Reading

5 Things to Look for in a Home Insurance Policy

Guest post by Zoe Price Taking out home insurance is a cost-effective way to protect your property, but it’s important to find the right type of cover for your needs. There can be significant differences between one policy and another, so it’s essential to pay close attention to the small print before you decide which Continue Reading

How to choose a window blind on a tight budget

Guest post by Nathan Marland Shopping for window blinds is changing, you no longer need to have someone come out to measure your windows just to give you a quote that makes your eyes water. Going for a made to measure blind that you install yourself will not only save you money, but it’s also Continue Reading

Groundwork London is looking for Paid sessional staff for NCS

Guest post by Soda Dioum Working for NCS as part of Groundwork London is an experience of a lifetime. Who knew 3 weeks, 12 young people and various activities could change your life and possible the trajectory of your career?  Groundwork is a charity that aims to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. Continue Reading

10 Advantages of Being a Freelance Translator

Guest post by Elizabeth Baldridge Let’s admit it, nobody really likes going to work. And it’s not about doing one’s job but rather about literally getting to the workplace, be it an office or even a co-working space. There’s really no place like home, and it equally applies to the workspace. If you think about Continue Reading

Living in London on a Budget



Broke in London is a ‘survival guide’ website for new, old and soon to be Londoners who are looking into living in London on a budget. It aggregates websites and offers you all the information you need to deal with the high cost of living in London. We have compiled a comprehensive list of all the websites and links to help in your search for affordable renting in London, finding a job and ways to make some extra money or save some cash, places to shop and eat in London and budget transportation or cheap travel when moving around, cheap things to do in London including cheap London attractions as well as any other money saving offers. Whether you are a local or international student, current or wannabe expatriate, employed in the city or just moving to London because you can, Broke in London gives you all the help you need to discover what this beautiful city has to offer to those who are looking to live in London on a budget.

From finding a place to stay and things to do in London for free …

Just moved in the city and feeling overwhelmed with the cost of living in London not even knowing where to start tracking places to eat in London let alone renting in London ha? You shall not fear! Having been in your shoes not that long ago, all of us, the Broke in London team, we know how it feels when first moving to London. It was the vision of the Broke in London’s ‘spiritual leader’ and student at the time, Manolis, to create a one stop solution for all of you-us, who are trying to sort out ourselves in London while making the most out of the things to do in London for free. Following sleepless nights, gazillion hours of research and based on our own experiences living in London on a budget we have put together a list of all the possible websites and resources you will need when looking for a job, room, cool free stuff and advice when first moving to London.

..to mapping cheap places to eat in London and getting a job!

But mapping out all the budget renting in London, jobsearch and event resources is not all we do. Through our job board you will find the latest jobs in London. Through our social media updates, articles and newsletters we are sharing with you on a daily basis the outcomes of our daily labour of mapping all possible things to do in London for free, cool low budget major or localised events and any other life advice we have for you; We are using it ourselves so we may as well share it with the rest of you .. because although London is one of the most expensive cities, like ever… still there are cheap things to do in London. (who would have guest) and we know that it is possible to have a very cool life even if Broke in London.