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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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

5 Best Hiker’s Tips to Help You Protect Your Knees On the Trail

Guest post by Travis Holloway Hiking is a superb way to boost spirits and declutter your mind when things around you get overwhelming and you want a break. However, being also a physically demanding activity, hiking can sometimes backfire on the tourists who are poorly prepared to deal with its inherent challenges. Taking basic safety Continue Reading

4 Ways To Take Up Swimming In London On The Cheap

Guest post by Rick Patterson Swimming is a full-body activity that provides plenty of physical and mental benefits when done on a regular basis. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have their own private pool. But fear not, there are plenty of public swimming pools around London where you can get your fix on Continue Reading

How to Improve Your eBay Seller Rating

Guest post by Seetal Rihal Whether you’re selling collectibles, old belongings and clothes, or products from your own business, it’s important to build — and maintain — a rating as an eBay seller. The higher your rating, the more trust your customers will have in your store, encouraging them to interact with your listings and Continue Reading

Budget Friendly Weekend in London: Cheap and Free Things to Do

Guest post by Hannah Wenston London is the largest city and the capital of England, so you know there are a lot of fun things to do. Chances are, you may have splurged a bit on traveling and the hotel, so you want to save money when you can. Why not find inexpensive things to Continue Reading

8 Routes To Explore London On Bike

Guest post by Ethan Mays from Active Pedal With good infrastructure and lots of tourist attractions, London is definitely a perfect place to cycle around. Here are some suggestions for you to make the most out of your time, here in the capital city of UK. 1. For romanticists: Regent’s Canal flowery route Located in Continue Reading

Financial and Educational Resources for Working Parents

Guest post by Beau Peters Ask a thousand Brits, and it’s unlikely you’ll find anyone who names 2020 as their favourite year. Our nation and our world have faced the crucible in the past 12 months and it looks like we’re going to stay there for yet a while longer. When you have a family, Continue Reading

6 Careers That Allow You to Experience London In a New Way

Guest post by Gabriel Gonser When you live in London, it is easy to forget that you have access to the most amazing city in the world. From Big Ben to Oxford Street, the city is filled with amazing adventures. If you have been living in the city for a while and are looking to Continue Reading

New Digital Arts Festival Celebrates the Centenary of the Poplar Rates Rebellion of 1921 

Guest post by Lianne DeBruin Curated by Beth Watton of Poplar Union and Neil McPherson of the Finborough Theatre, Poplarism! is the new digital arts festival celebrating the centenary of the Poplar Rates Rebellion of 1921. Read on to learn how you can apply for a micro-commission as part of the festival… So, first things Continue Reading

How To Run A Travel Website Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Guest post by Amber The Covid-19 crisis is sparing no one; travel websites have been hit particularly hard. It’s not the best time to travel, is it? As a result, travel website traffic is experiencing a significant slump. Is your online travel service having web traffic problems? How about trying out some of the tips 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.