London hotels surrounding “must-see” attractions could cost up to 63% more per night, £93 higher than the London average of £147, according to research by serviced apartment provided, Cuckooz.
The most expensive location is around the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, with a daily room rate of £356. Buckingham Palace ranked second at £348 while staying around the London Eye would cost around £280.
Big Ben (£265), Westminster Abbey (£256), the Science Museum in South Kensington (£247), the Tower of London (£243), the Natural History Museum (£239), also in South Kensington, the Royal Albert Hall (£237) and the Shard (£205) all ranked within the top 10 most expensive for hotel costs around London’s “must-see sights”.
Co-founder of Cuckooz, Fabienne O’Neill, said: “London is one of, if not, the best city in the world but the cost of staying in the capital can be very high indeed. As this research shows, planning your stay in around the city’s most popular attractions will see you pay well over the odds for a pretty basic hotel room for nothing more than the convenience of walking distance to a few tourist attractions.
“If you scratch beneath the surface, you will find there is so much more on offer in London and there are so many better options when it comes to accommodation above and beyond the traditional hotel room.”