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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm beds: £15–30
  • Markets, lunch specials for food: £5–10
  • Many museums and galleries: free
  • Double room: £80–100
  • Two-course dinner with glass of wine: £30
  • Live music in pub: free–£10
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in boutique/four-star hotel: £175–225
  • Three-course dinner (including wine) in top restaurant: £70–100
  • Taxi across town: £15

The easiest way to get hold of cash is from the 24hr ATMs that can be found all over the city.


Hotels One pound per bag is standard; gratuity for cleaning staff is completely at your discretion.

Pubs Not expected unless table service is provided, then £1 for a round of drinks.

Restaurants For decent service 10% and up to 15% at more expensive places. Check to see if service has been added to the bill already (most likely for large groups).

Taxis Generally rounded up to nearest pound.