You’ll splash more cash 
in London – it’s official

TOURISTS ARE forced to splash the cash more in London than in any other major world city, according to a survey released today.

The UK capital topped a city break cost-of-touring table compiled by TripAdvisor, with Paris the next most-expensive destination.

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The cities were judged according to cost of a meal with wine for two plus cocktails, two short taxi journeys and a one-night stay in a four-star hotel.

The package cost £312 in London, with Paris £306, third-place New York at £301 and Stockholm, at fourth, on £287. The rest of the top 10 most-expensive cities were Oslo, Zurich, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Toronto and Sydney. A meal for two with wine in London was £77, with two cocktails a total of £23, two taxi journeys of two miles each costing £22 and a hotel room costing £189. Of the top 10, Stockholm had the most-expensive meals (£103), New York the dearest hotels (£218) and Oslo the most-expensive taxis (£34).

In contrast, total costs in Hanoi in Vietnam, the best-value destination surveyed, were just £92, with a meal for two plus wine costing only just over £20. The next least-expensive destination was Jakarta in Indonesia (£95), followed by Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt (£96).