London is good value, says LP


London is losing its reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the world, according to Lonely Planet. The capital has made the top ten list of best-value destinations to visit in the coming year in Lonely Planet’s fifth annual Best in Travel 2010, published this week.In the book, Lonely Planet says: ‘Long ludicrously expensive, London has become much more affordable for visitors from abroad, if not for its residents.’Lonely Planet travel editor, Tom Hall, added: ‘It may seem a surprising inclusion but as a direct result of the economic crisis London has become much more accessible to foreign visitors. ‘The tables have turned and London’s reputation as one of the world’s most expensive cities is over.’ The top ten best-value list, which is not ranked in any order, also includes: Iceland, Thailand, South Africa, Malaysia, Mexico, India, Bulgaria, Kenya and Las Vegas.