How to Attend the Royal Wedding at Peasant Prices

storefront with clearance items for royal wedding
storefront with clearance items for royal wedding

Celebrating the Royal Wedding in London doesn't wed you to exorbitant spending. You can have a jolly good time taking in the feel-good vibe of Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29 union without coughing up the crown jewels.

If you're looking for cheap traditional lodging, forget local. "Hotels in London are going to be booked out," Lonely Planet travel editor Tom Hall told WalletPop, "but you can still snare rooms for the period over the Royal Wedding in places like Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge, all lovely destinations in their own right and around an hour from the procession route."