Friday, August 22, 2014

London is recognized as the most expensive city for a cultural holiday in Europe – ITAR-TASS

LONDON, August 22. / ITAR-TASS /. The British capital was the most expensive city for a cultural holiday in Europe. This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by Travel Money service Royal Mail UK.

The authors quote prices on a variety of cultural events in London and other European capitals. So, two tickets to attend the Royal Ballet cost £ 91 ($ 150), while the cost of tickets to the ballet in Budapest is only £ 15 ($ 25). Art galleries, museums, opera and classical music concerts are also cost significantly more expensive than in other countries. On a cultural holiday for two with a visit to all of these activities at least once will have to spend at least £ 250 (over $ 420).

“Given that all of the capital offers cultural attractions, world-class range of prices is strikingly great, – says the head of Travel Money Andrew Brown. – This means that art lovers can save hundreds of pounds by choosing cheaper places “.

According to the newspaper The Independent, the high prices for visits to places of cultural and leisure activities in London are consistent with its status as the most popular among tourists in the capital of the world. In 2013, in the city on the Thames visited 16.8 million tourists who spent more than £ 11 million ($ 18.5 million).

Employees Postal Service compared the cost of intellectual leisure in 12 European capitals. The cheapest city in such a pastime was Warsaw. Campaign on its cultural sites will be only £ 70 ($ 116). Economy of the capitals of Europe were in Budapest and Prague – visit museums, galleries and concert halls these cities tour cost of £ 80 ($ 133) and £ 93 ($ 154), respectively.


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