The average price of a 7-day trip to London is $1,489 for a solo traveler, $2,674 for a couple, and $5,013 for a family of 4. London hotels range from $49 to $221 per night with an average of $71, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Blue Grass Airport (LEX) are between $671 and $947 per person for economy flights and $2,106 to $2,972 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $34 to $89 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit London, KY, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to LEX and stay in a London hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th, October 22nd and November 26th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in London is usually early September.

 

Average London Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit London for a week is $1,098-$2,159($157-$308 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $89 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $434 to $852 for economy

Lodging: $71 to $84 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $94 to $114 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit London for a week is $2,244-$3,824($321-$546 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $178 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $868 to $1,704 for economy

Lodging: $71 to $84 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $94 to $114 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit London for a week is $3,540-$6,992($506-$999 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $356 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,736 to $3,408 for economy

Lodging: $142 to $168 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $150 to $182 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to London

How cheap can you make a vacation to London? The cheapest trip to London is about $117 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $160 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $43.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit London for a week is $818-$2,191($117-$313 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $37 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $434 to $852 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $49 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit London for a week is $1,378-$3,302($197-$472 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $74 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $868 to $1,704 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $49 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit London for a week is $2,756-$5,956($394-$851 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $148 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,736 to $3,408 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $98 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $224 to $252 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to London cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury London Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in London.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit London for a week is $2,092-$8,559($299-$1,223 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $65 to $187 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $977 to $2,462 for first class

Lodging: $110 to $221 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit London for a week is $3,524-$12,330($503-$1,761 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $130 to $374 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,954 to $4,924 for first class

Lodging: $110 to $221 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit London for a week is $7,048-$22,266($1,007-$3,181 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $260 to $748 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,908 to $9,848 for first class

Lodging: $220 to $442 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $532 to $1,197 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

London Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in London is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in London due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

London Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on London hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

While there are a few options for vacation rentals here, the selection is somewhat limited in London.

 

Flight Costs to London

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $947 average in late July to a low of $671 in early September. Median flight price is $654. These prices are based on millions of flights. For London our data includes 514 originating airports, and 108 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to London from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,106 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like St Pete Clearwater International (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL (the United States) at an average of just $196.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In London, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $276, so you can easily save about 41% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around London can easily cost $280 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $18 per person. Private tours can cost $551 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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