London Prices

Last updated: September 2007

If London prices is what you're after then you're in the right place because I have loads. Choose your home country and the prices will be converted based on today's exchange rate. I promise it's not my intention to scare you! If you are coming to London to live, then look for cheap hotels for the first days and get a job as soon as you can because once you start earning the mighty pound life gets a lot better. In the UK tax is included so the price you see is the price you pay.

Accommodation

Items Price Converted
Hostel - Dorm Bed 17.00 Loading
Hostel - Single Room 40.00 Loading
Hostel - Twin Room 60.00 Loading

Transportation

Items Price Converted
Tube - No Oyster - Single, Any Zone 4.00 Loading
Tube - With Oyster - Single, Zone 1-2 1.50 Loading
Tube - With Oyster - Single, Zone 1-6 3.50 Loading
Travelcard - 1 Day, Zones 1-2 6.60 Loading
Travelcard - 1 Day, Zones 1-6 13.20 Loading
Travelcard - 1 Week, Zones 1-2 23.20 Loading
Travelcard - 1 Week, Zones 1-6 43.00 Loading
Travelcard - 1 Month, Zones 1-2 89.10 Loading
Travelcard - 1 Month, Zones 1-6 165.20 Loading
Bus No Oyster - Single, All Zones 2.00 Loading
Bus - With Oyster - Single, All Zones 1.00 Loading
Bus Pass - 1 Day, All Zones 3.50 Loading
Bus Pass - 1 Week, All Zones 14.00 Loading
Bus Pass - 1 Month, All Zones 53.80 Loading
Stanstead Express - Single 14.50 Loading
Gatwick Express - Single 14.90 Loading
Heathrow Express - Single 15.50 Loading
Tour Bus - 24 Hour Pass 19.00 Loading

Attractions

Items Price Converted
Most Museums 0 Loading
Westminster Abbey 10.00 Loading
St Pauls 9.50 Loading
Tower of London 16.00 Loading
Tower Bridge Exhibition 6.00 Loading
London Eye 15.00 Loading
London Dungeon 14.95 Loading
London Zoo 13.05 Loading
Madam Thussads 15.00 Loading

Entertainment

Items Price Converted
DVD Rental 3.00 Loading
Cinema Ticket 10.00 Loading
West End Show - Cheapie Seats 22.00 Loading
Game of Bowling with Shoe Rental 12.00 Loading
Ice Skating at Somerset House - 1 hour 10.00 Loading
Major Summer Festivals - 3 Days 130.00 Loading

Groceries

Items Price Converted
Milk - 1 pint 0.35 Loading
Milk - 4 pints 1.15 Loading
Large Eggs x12 2.09 Loading
Butter - 250g 0.64 Loading
Cheddar - 400g 3.06 Loading
Feta - 200g 1.29 Loading
Sour Cream - 300ml 0.69 Loading
Broccoli - 1kg 3.30 Loading
Zucchini (Courgettes) - 1kg 1.98 Loading
Green Beans - 1kg 7.40 Loading
Spinach - 1kg 3.38 Loading
Mushrooms - 1kg 1.85 Loading
Onions - 1kg 0.73 Loading
Green, Yellow, Red Peppers - Each 0.68 Loading
Baking Potatoes - 1kg 1.28 Loading
Carrots - 1kg 0.64 Loading
Sweetcorn - x4 2.79 Loading
Tomatoes - 1kg 1.29 Loading
Eggplant (Aubergine) - Each 0.99 Loading
Salmon Fillet - 1kg 13.42 Loading
King Prawns - 1kg 14.95 Loading
Scallops - 1kg 25.25 Loading
10 Chicken Drumsticks - 1.45kg 2.75 Loading
Chicket Breast Fillets - 1kg 5.99 Loading
Whole Chicken - 1.35kg 3.49 Loading
Turkey Steaks - 1kg 5.49 Loading
Rump Steak - 1kg 8.98 Loading
Sirloin Steak - 1kg 12.87 Loading
Fillet Steak - 1kg 18.89 Loading
Beef Burgers - x2 1.79 Loading
Beef Mince - 1kg 2.80 Loading
Bacon - 300g 0.96 Loading
Pork Chops - 1kg 4.49 Loading
Pork Sausages - 454g 1.64 Loading
Lamb Chops - 1kg 11.99 Loading
Lamb Roasting Joint - 600g 5.99 Loading
Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream 500ml 3.78 Loading

Health & Beauty

Items Price Converted
Listerine Mouth Wash 250ml 1.95 Loading
Colgate Toothbrush 2.39 Loading
Colgate Toothpaste 100ml 0.93 Loading
Gilliette Mach 3 Razor 4.99 Loading
Gillette Venus Razer 5.95 Loading
Shaving Foam 0.96 Loading
Bar of Soap 0.45 Loading
Clean and Clear Face Wash - 100ml 2.78 Loading
Shower Gel - 100ml 1.79 Loading
Herbal Essence Shampoo - 250ml 1.99 Loading
Herbal Essence Conditioner - 250ml 1.99 Loading
Nivea Sunscreen - 200ml 9.99 Loading
Nice N Easy Hair Dye 4.78 Loading

Snacks

Items Price Converted
Water - 500ml 0.55 Loading
Water - 2L 1.50 Loading
Coke - Can 0.50 Loading
Coke - 500ml 0.85 Loading
Tropicana Orange Juice - 330ml 1.09 Loading
Lipton Iced Tea - 500ml 0.89 Loading
Doritos - Small Bag 0.45 Loading
Mars Bar 0.45 Loading
Reese Peanut Butter Cups 0.60 Loading

Booze

Items Price Converted
Bacardi White Rum - 70cl 12.19 Loading
Malibu - 70cl 11.99 Loading
Pimms - 1L 16.79 Loading
Smirnoff Red Label Vodka - 70cl 11.29 Loading
Gordons Dry Gin - 70cl 11.49 Loading
Jack Daniels Whiskey - 70cl 17.69 Loading
Canadian Club Whiskey - 70cl 12.99 Loading
Jim Beam Bourbon - 70cl 15.99 Loading
Cheap Ass Bottle of Wine - 75cl 3.00 Loading
Cask of Wine - 3L 14.99 Loading
Budweiser 6x300ml 4.94 Loading
John Smiths Bitter - 4x440ml 3.64 Loading
Becks - 4x440ml 2.89 Loading
Fosters - 4x440ml 2.89 Loading
Carlsberg - 4x440ml 2.28 Loading
Carling - 4x440ml 2.89 Loading
Guinness - 4x440ml 3.89 Loading
Newcastle Brown Ale - 4x550ml 5.99 Loading
Magners Cider - 4x500ml 5.49 Loading
Blackthorn Cider - 4x440ml 3.39 Loading
Gaymers Cider - 3L Oh ya! 3.99 Loading

Down the Pub

Items Price Converted
Pint of Lager 2.60 Loading
Pint of Ale 2.60 Loading
Corona - 330ml 3.00 Loading
Pint of Strongbow 2.60 Loading
Magners - 700ml 3.10 Loading
Bacardi Breezer - 275ml 3.50 Loading
Smirnoff Ice - 275ml 3.50 Loading
Gin and Tonic 4.00 Loading
Jack Daniels and Coke 4.00 Loading
Bottle of House Wine 12.00 Loading
Large Glass of House Wine 4.00 Loading
Game of Pool 1.00 Loading
Packet of Crisps 0.50 Loading

Cigarettes

Items Price Converted
Marlboros - 10 Pack 3.00 Loading
Marlboros - 20 Pack 5.60 Loading

Fast Food

Items Price Converted
MacDonalds Bic Mac Meal 3.49 Loading
MacDonalds Double Cheeseburger 1.10 Loading

Monthly Gym Membership

Items Price Converted
Fitness First 41.00 Loading
Soho Gyms 40.00 Loading

(all conversions based on the British Pound 'GBP')

Apart from above mentioned prices you will also have to consider the cost of telephone and international calling services, especially if you are moving from other country. For local calls, public telephones and BT call boxes are easily available all over in London.

THINGS TO NOTE:

  • Accommodation - Hostel prices will vary widely. Dorm beds can go as low as 8 or as high as 25 so keep this in mind.
  • Transportation - Single trips are far more expensive without an Oyster Card. You need an Oyster to buy a weekly or monthly travelcard.
  • Attractions - Prices listed are for adults. If you have a student ID or are travelling as a family there are usually deals.
  • Groceries, Health & Beauty - Prices have been taken from the Sainsbury's website since they're an average priced supermarket. There are cheaper options but you can also do worse than shopping there.
  • Meat & Veggies - For things that are sold by weight I've tried to give the per kilogram price to make things easier to compare.
  • Snacks - Prices come from city centre corner stores. Prices can vary but not usually too drastically.
  • Booze - Prices are also from the Sainsbury's website but corner stores often do good deals. You can find bargains if you hunt around.
  • Gym Memberships - Many offer discounts if you work for large organisations like the NHS so make sure you ask.

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