London is an extremely expensive place to visit and live, with visiting the cinema not being an exception - from the price of tickets to the price of food and drink. However, there's an Odeon Limitless Pass which allows those living in London and across the UK to see as many films as they like each month for less than a price of a two-course meal in a restaurant. More importantly, an Odeon Limitless Pass (Monthly) costs less than the price of two cinema tickets. Therefore, for those who love going to the cinema to see the newest films released, it can easily become expensive as cinema tickets can cost up to £15 per person.
There's two different versions of the Odeon Limitless Pass: Without Central London and With Central London. The main difference between the two would be that the Odeon Limitless Pass With Central London allows the user to see films in ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, ODEON Luxe Haymarket, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road, Camden as well as the rest of the cinemas across The UK. However, The Odeon Limitless Pass Without Central London excludes the cinemas mentioned above but allows users to visit any other cinema in The UK as much as they want. Regardless of the Odeon Limitless Pass the user has, they can receive 10% off selected food and drink purchased at these cinemas as well as exclusive preview screenings especially for Limitless members. Other benefits include 30% off at selected restaurants, including Frankie & Benny’s, Garfunkel’s, Chiquito, Coast to Coast, Joe’s Kitchen and Filling Station.
From July 2017 until July 2018 I had a Limitless Pass which was priced at £17.99 per month with a 12 month minimum contract period. Throughout this time I saw 50 films with regular trips to my local Odeon every week or at times seeing films twice a week since I used my Odeon Limitless Pass to my advantage. This should’ve come to £650 as the current ticket prices are on average £13 but I only paid £215.88 (£17.99 a month). A saving of £434.12 on tickets alone! When films such as Deadpool 2, IT, The Incredibles 2 and other popular titles came out, tickets were priced as much as £15. However, with an Odeon Limitless Pass I was able to make a return on my investment as soon as I saw one film per month at the cinema and then saving even more if I wanted to see another film during the same month.
The current price of an Odeon Limitless Pass as of September 2020 are:
Those that want an Annual Odeon Limitless Pass can save 5% off the total cost of their pass. Additionally, for those that want to make sure they can get their money's worth, they can simply deduct the cost of what a ticket would've cost them from the total of their Odeon Limitless Pass if they pay upfront.
More information regarding the Odeon Limitless Pass can be found by clicking here.
Whether you’re moving to the UK from abroad or you’re travelling from different parts of the UK to move to London, you’ll have heard that London is very expensive. These costs can differ depending on what part of London you’re living in as well as if you’re living in university accommodation, a house or a flat. There are a lot of different opinions as to how much living costs will be, which then again depend on the lifestyle of the person and how much money they have to spare.
These prices are representative of a person renting their accommodation - I have researched numerous prices and have listed the median price. Although, each areas have their expensive areas and their inexpensive areas, to which rent prices can differ massively.
If you want to purchase a flat, house or any other form of accommodation outright whether it’s in North London or even South London then the median price will be over £600,000 - some houses can be bought for as cheap as £300,000 whereas newer buildings in areas such as Central London and East London can go into the millions.
Source: Transport for London, Eurostar & Trainline
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There are hundreds of different supermarkets and shops that sell food - from markets to chain supermarkets, each offers their own products and branded products at a range of prices. Supermarkets such as Tesco and Lidl are known for being relatively inexpensive whereas supermarkets such as M&S and Sainsbury’s are a little more expensive for the higher quality provided.
London has hundreds upon hundreds of different activities to do - whether it’s rain or shine, there’s a wide range of activities with price tags that vary on where you visit and what you do. Each person has their own taste and preferences but regardless London is very expensive in this aspect.
London is renowned for its shops, from Oxford Street to Westfield Shopping Centre, there isn’t a shortage of shops to spend all of your money on clothing. Primark is known to be guilty of fast fashion with t-shirts selling for as little as £2 and jackets for little as £20. However, if you went into a shop such as H&M or Zara you can expect to pay as much as £20 for a t-shirt and £30 for a jumper, especially if they’re branded with a celebrity or TV show.
Like any other major city, London has it's own informal set of rules and values. It can be quite surprising how many things Londoners do that are different from people across the globe and many of them can be quite confusing. As I've lived in London for 20 years, I've learnt the hard way what the Do's and Don'ts are while in London - it would be wise to read up on what to expect and what to do as well as simple things that you should avoid while in London.
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