Sunday 24 February 2008 8.20pm
My jaw dropped when I was reading Time Out and saw the prices being charged for one of the new visitor attractions opened in SE1 last week.
The "London Bridge Experience
" is apparently charging as follows if you book online:
Family (2 adults 2 children) £45.00
All individual tickets are subject to a £0.95 booking fee per ticket. Family group tickets are subject to a £3.00 booking fee per order.
But even more alarming are the prices if you turn up on spec:
What are the current prices on the door?
(these are the figures quoted in this week's Time Out)
which makes it more expensive than the gate prices at the Tower of London.
However, I suppose their markey competitor is the London Dungeon
, which I discover now charges a princely £20.95 for an adult and £10.95 when booking online for peak weekend slots and implies that the gate price is now £23.95!
Can SE1 sustain two horror attractions so near to each other? Or will this summer see touts for the two venues waving severed limbs at families emerging from London Bridge tube trying to convince them that they are purveyors of the more gruesome experience?
By contrast, the new "Movieum of London
"(in County Hall
) is charging less than half the asking price of the Star Wars exhibition that was previously occupying the same space:
Adults: £8 Children: £5 Concessions: £5
Star Wars prices
Adults £16.50 Children £12.50 Children under 5 go free