London Hotels Charge Steep for Breakfast

We here at Travel Agent love our English Breakfasts as much as the next Anglophile, but even we were surprised at today's report in the Telegraph: According to the newspaper, the quintessential combination of eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes and tomatoes (and, one would hope, beans on toast) could set a diner back as much as £39 at some of the capital’s more upscale hotels. That's close to $62.

The most expensive breakfast was found to be at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel (£39), with a five-star fry-up at The Dorchester coming in second, at £36.

Anyone staying in London will be hard pushed to find a hotel breakfast in a five-star hotel for less than £20, the mobile phone booking company Blink Booking, reported. And according to listings in The AA Best Hotel Guide, there are only four five-star hotels offering the national dish for less than £20.

Other hotels charging upwards of £30 are the Ritz, the Mandarin Oriental, the Savoy and the Corinthia London. The least expensive  five-star breakfast was offered at The Levin, a hotel in Knightsbridge, for £9.95.