London is a full of cuisines from loads of different parts of the world. Chinese, tai, italian, Indian, and entertainment many more. The quality and the presentation of the food are of high standard as well as the ingredients. But much of this comes at a high price especially if your on holiday with the family.
However london has many great ways of getting discounts on high street shops and chain restaurants that will prove invaluable to everyone especially tourists. What's funny is that some local people don't even know that these discounts are under their nose available for anyone, 50% off anyone?!
Network operator O2 has launched 'Priority Moments' where O2 customers can get discounts codes for loads of high street shops restaurants and entertainment eg. 15% off accessories at O2 or 2 courses for £10 at Zizzi and 50% off Odeon cinema and many many more. To get these amazing deals all you have to do is send 'moments' to 2020 and follow the link for basic phones and blackberry or download the free app from iTunes or Android Market place.
The best bit about this that it is location-based, so it will give you discounts of shops and restaurants that is nearest to you, there's no piece of paper to print out just a code that you give to them. So it saves you money and the environment
There is another network operator called Orange. For their customers they offer what's called 'Orange Wednesday's this is where you text 'FILM' to '241' and you will get 2 cinema tickets for the price of one but you can also use the code and get Pizza Express for 2 courses for £10. Only on Wednesdays
Is another popular one that is used very much. It is website based so you will need to print out the voucher in need to redeem it. Groupon has been around longer and is worldwide based, the bargain deals can be one off and limited to a month to month basis so they won't be there for long. However points can be collected and used to get a deal for free, points can also be accumulated when you refer a friend. groupon deals are a steal eg. 'Rock climbing taster lesson £4' original price £15
Is also web-based so you will need to print out the voucher. You can find pretty much most of the high street shops and restaurants here if you don't have any from the above. The deals are just as good and best thing about these deals is that you find same great deals repeated. So it's usually always there instead of one-off
Top codes at the moment is La Tasca restaurant, Prezzo, the body shop, Blacks, USC, EasyJet, symantec and Marks & Spencer
Cafe Nero coffee shop has a loyalty card. Every time you buy a coffee you get a stamp on the card. You can redeem a free coffee when you fill 9 stamps however you will also get a stamp for buying 'The Times' newspaper