London, United Kingdom Price Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

London is famously expensive for visitors and there isn’t much you can do about it except bring enough money. Hotel rooms and hostels are pricey and often quite small as well. Food and drinks are rarely cheap so it’s helpful to buy them at supermarkets and do a bit of self-catering to keep your budget intact.

Most famous attractions in London are extremely expensive, even compared to the rest of Europe, but the many state-run museums are all still free so at least you can get some culture without breaking the bank.

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$94.9
1 USD = 0.8300 GBP
136 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2022

London Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar36.14 - 66.27
starstarstarstarstar43.37 - 146.99
starstarstarstarstar54.22 - 198.80
starstarstarstarstar92.77 - 240.96
starstarstarstarstar191.57 - 375.90

London Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed18.67 - 48.19

London Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
London EyeOne slow rotation on this huge Ferris wheel offers excellent views. Discounts for booking online.
adults
children
40.36
22.83
Tower of LondonThis historic attraction is popular and pricey. Discounts for booking online.
adults
5-15
36.02
17.95
Madame TussaudsThis chain of wax museums is impressive and expensive. Save 25% off these prices by buying online, and even cheaper after 5pm.
adults
children
78.31
65.06
Sightseeing bus tourDay pass on the popular hop-on, hop-off open-top Original London Sightseeing Tour also includes free walking tours. Discounts for booking online.
adults
5-15
36.14
6.02
St. Pauls CathedralOne of the most famous cathedral's on earth, it's closed for tourists on Sundays.
adults
seniors
6-17
25.30
22.29
10.84
Westminster AbbeyAnother historic favorite, partly for who's buried there.
adults
60+
11-18
28.92
25.30
12.05
Buckingham PalaceYou can visit the Queen's Gallery, among other separate collections here. Prices are lower until April.
adults
5-16
36.14
19.88
Tower BridgeMuch of this bridge is free to enter, but the elevator and the exhibition charge admission.
adults
children
11.81
5.06

London Food and drink prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastBreakfast is included at many hotels, often the classic and filling "full English breakfast." If not, a basic breakfast is easy to find in most neighborhoods.4.58 - 7.83
Budget lunchFood in London can be shockingly expensive. Good budget lunch choices include sandwiches and kebabs. 7.83 - 12.05
Budget dinnerA filling meal at a pub is a good budget choice, as is a stop at one of the many Indian or Chinese restaurants all over. 10.24 - 16.87
Coffee (cup)Finding a cheap cup of coffee can be a challenge, and now Starbucks are popping up all over. 1.69 - 3.61
Pint of beerMost pubs have similar prices regardless of the decor. Some of the chain pubs run happy hour specials which can be good value. 4.82 - 6.99
Fish and chipsLondon's classic tourist meal isn't always easy to find and it's usually quite expensive. 11.45 - 16.87

transportation prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from Heathrow to city center69.88 - 80.72
Tube ride from Heathrow to city center6.75
All day unlimited tube & bus rides in city center10.84
Oyster card for transport (refundable)6.02
3km taxi ride in London9.64 - 14.46
Tube ride in central London2.89 - 5.78
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