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Paying Through The London Eye: UK Is A Rip Off

by | 4th, May 2007

THE UK may still be a major holiday destination but according to the Telegraph, the high prices charged by the country’s biggest attractions could discourage tourists from visiting Britain.

London Zoo, for instance, charges £51.50 for a family ticket, almost three times the price of a visit to Berlin Zoo. The London Eye, one of London’s most popular attractions, is three times the price of a trip on Vienna’s Riesenrad ferris wheel and 50 per cent more costly than a jaunt up New York’s Empire State Building.

Indeed, only Britain’s museums, which are free to enter, compare favourably.

Holiday Which? is also critical of British theme parks for overcharging families – “We feel the prices are particularly unfair, since apart from Legoland, children over the age of 12 have to pay full adult prices.”

But not to worry. Some thing in London are cheap. You can buy any number of drugs at a discount. Sure they are illegal but you are on holiday. When in Rome and all that…

Posted: 4th, May 2007 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink