London rooms 'three times dearer'

Bridge with Olympics logoHoliday rental accommodation in London this Olympic summer is over three times more expensive than in some other parts of the country, it has been revealed.

The average cost per bedroom of a one-week holiday rental in July and August in London is £711, a survey by TripAdvisor showed.

Similar costs in Yorkshire are £217, with the Scottish Highlands (£229 per room), North Wales (£237) and Cumbria (£242) also offering good value for money.

After London, the next most expensive rental accommodation destination this summer is Dorset (£389) followed by Edinburgh (£370).

The survey also showed that holiday rental accommodation abroad in popular resorts in the next two months is far cheaper than in London.

The cheapest in the survey is Croatia's Dalmatian Coast (£264 per room) followed by Andalucia in Spain (£274) and the Canary Islands which include Tenerife (£281).

"Holiday rentals are always a great option," said TripAdvisor spokeswoman Laurel Greatrix.

"Cost-conscious travellers - especially those travelling in groups - should look to destinations like Yorkshire and the Scottish Highlands in the UK, and Croatia and Andalucia in Europe, to find great properties without breaking the bank."

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