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King Charles’s coronation: London hotels hike prices by 60 per cent

London hotels hike prices by 60 per cent for King Charles’s coronation on May 6 with early bookers facing £254-a-night bills

  • Prices have increased by £100 compared with last year, according to Trivago
  • But data shows travellers may be shunning London on the day of the coronation

London’s hotels have ramped up their prices by nearly two thirds for the King’s coronation, an accommodation search website has revealed.

Trivago chief executive Axel Hefer said the group has seen hotel prices in the capital jump by 60 per cent year on year for King Charles’s coronation day on May 6.  

Accommodation search website Trivago has revealed that London hotels have ramped up their prices by nearly two-thirds for the King’s coronation.

Prices will hit £254 a night for early bookers, compared with £154 a night for the same day last year.

But as hotels look to increase prices to capitalise on the expected surge in visitors for King Charles’s coronation, Trivago said booking trends suggest many visitors may be shunning London on the day of the ceremony. 

London hotel prices will hit £254 a night for early bookers, compared with £154 a night for the same day last year, according to Trivago

London hotel prices will hit £254 a night for early bookers, compared with £154 a night for the same day last year, according to Trivago 

The company’s booking data shows the search share for London on the day of the coronation is lower than the weekend before and the one after. 

Searches for London are also down 8 per cent compared with the same day last year.  

Trivago said ‘given the very high prices, people would rather avoid traveling to the UK capital on the day of the coronation.’

Mr Hefer added while coronation day is an outlier in terms of prices this year,

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