Indicative London travel cost on accommodation, food, transport etc. for proper travel budget
London travel cost is an aggregation but average travel expenses spent by real travellers. So, It will give an idea of how much money you need for London travel. Prepare the travel budget in British Currency as all transactions are made here in Pound and Pence.
London can be an expensive experience but it does not necessarily have to be. You can enjoy London at fullest with your limited travel budget. You need to look for cheaper options for tickets, foods, transport etc.
Cheaper options do not mean inferior quality or services. Quality foods are available everywhere. All classes of people buy these foods. Somebody pay hundreds of pounds. Somebody buy the same food at a fraction of that amount from a different shop.
Average Daily Expenses for a London traveller
Range: Minimum to Standard Living. We do not consider here Luxury Travelling as luxury prices have no limit. It depends on circumstances, time, aristocracy & varies person to person etc.
Cost: Per Person per day in British Currency.
Flight Cost– at actual
Accommodation– average £30 – £250
Breakfast: – Average £5 – £15
Lunch: – Average £10 – £100
Dinner: – Average £15 – £125
Tea, Coffee, Snacks, Water, Soft Drinks £6 – £25
Local Transportation £10 – £12
(Oyster for Bus, Tube, DLR, Tram)
Taxi Cab fares: actual based on where you will go- £6-£70
Communication £10 – £25
Tips & Handouts £5 – £10
Alcohol £10 – £50
Shopping Actual based on which item you are going to buy
Entertainment, Attractions etc Actual based on which and where you will go
(Indicative Average price- Cinema £16, Theatre £25 to £200, Football & Other games £25 to £200, Attractions £20 – £150, Day Trip £30 – £150)
Taxi fares: Taxi fares depend on travel time & type of taxi services. You will find Gov.t approved Taxi Rate. Every taxi Drivers have to follow Gov’t Rate & Guidelines.
Tips on how to save money while visiting London
01. Plan your trip for April or September for lower rates. Fly on a Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday for cheaper airline fare. Use at least 3 meta flight search to get a cheaper airline ticket. Check cheaper flight ticket on flightlondon.uk
02. Stay in B+B’s, not hotels. When you visit London, stay in a B+B out in a suburb. Try to find out Londoner who has a spare room. Search online and if you do not find, contact us.
03. Eating out can be done on a budget. A decent sandwich will cost you around £3. You are unlikely to get much change from a tenner for a sit-down meal.
04. Getting around London i.e. transport cost can be expensive. Get an Oyster card immediately upon arrival. Also, you can order it from home before travel. Instead, use your debit or credit card if it supports. Visit TFL website for bus tube train tickets & timetable
05. Travel agents make money by encouraging you to stay in an expensive London hotel and see the rest of the country on day trips from London.
06. Always ask the hotel if there are any special rates.
07. Eat a good breakfast at your B+B (it’s included in the price of your room). At lunch, pub food is often a bargain. For the cheapest lunch, get packets of sandwiches at a supermarket. Save money for a nice restaurant dinner. It is easier to get a cheap lunch than a cheap dinner.
08. A good option to buy London Pass if you plan to visit many attractions.
Source: Lonely Planets Etc