How much does London cost?
Typical prices and costs in London faced by visitors and tourists
Frustratingly, London can be both shockingly expensive and surprisingly cheap.
(Most of these free museums do have a "suggested donation" policy, so if you can spare a pound or two it's worthwhile to help keep these institutions free for everyone.)
Average London prices
- Hotel room: £127 ($187) on average—in the desireable West End / City neighborhoods, more like £165 ($245)
- Pint in the pub: £3–£5 ($4.40–$7.35)
- Tube ride: £2.30–£4.80 ($3.40–$7)
- British Museum entry: Free (yay!)
- Tower of London entry: £24.50 ($36)
- Coca-cola: £1.90 ($2.80)
- Fish-n-chips: £11–£15 ($16–$22)
- Pub grub (pies, sandwiches, mains): £6–£15 ($8.85–$22)
- Movie ticket: £12.50 ($18.40)
Sightseeing on a budget in London
And, as for those sights that do charge admission, yes they can be insanely expensive (£24.50/$36 for the Tower of London, £20/$30 for Westminster Abbey, £18/$26 for St. Paul's), but there are sightseeing discount cards to help ease that pain in the pocketbook.
London also offers some of the greatest city walking tours at a bargain price.