A study by hoo hotel booking platform showed a huge difference in the cost of living near London’s most famous landmarks.
Almost 22 million foreign tourists and 12.1 million Britons visited London in 2019.
London has always been considered an expensive tourist destination, and this is confirmed by the results of the study. The average cost of a hotel room in the UK capital is currently hovering around £ 130 a night, almost twice the UK average of £ 73 a night.
If you analyze how much the rooms in hotels located around 12 of London’s most famous landmarks cost, the picture will turn out to be even more “hopeless”. Here the cost goes up to £ 220 per night — 69% higher than in “normal” London, and more than 200% higher than the UK average.
Westminster Abbey is the most expensive tourist destination in the capital, judging by the hotels. A hotel room in this area will cost £ 301 £ 270 / night, 131% more than the London average.
Piccadilly Circus is another expensive place. You will have to pay an average of £ 292 per night at the hotel. The difference with hotels further away is 124%.
Well, further on the list of popular tourist spots: Tower Bridge — 245 pounds, the Tower of London — 241 pounds, the London Eye Ferris wheel — 229 pounds, Royal Albert Hall — 224 pounds, Big Ben and Parliament — 214 pounds, The Shard — 213 pounds and St. Paul’s Cathedral — 203 pounds sterling per night for an average hotel room.
The most affordable hotels were found around the British Museum — £ 133 per night, just 3% higher than the London average.
Trafalgar Square with £ 171 hotels and Buckingham Palace are also some of London’s most accessible attractions. Still, living here is more than 30% more expensive than the city’s average.
The good news for tourists is the well-developed public transport network that connects all parts of London.