The damage: In rands and cents

2012-07-28 19:35

So how much would a VIP London Olympics experience cost a family of four if money were no object? See for yourself...

» Docking fees
Benjamin Sutton from UK concierge service MGMT told CNN that berths are roughly £60 (R1?800) a metre per day, with a 70-metre super yacht setting you back a whopping £58?000 (R754 000) for two weeks.

» Accommodation
Claridge’s Hotel – R16 715 for a designer room

Mandeville Hotel – R17 773.87 for a standard suite

» Restaurants
You might not be guaranteed sight of the famous chef, but you’re sure to enjoy a delicious meal at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant. But it will cost about R1?500 for dinner for four, including wine.

Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant at Claridge’s Hotel is even more eye-wateringly expensive at about R1?550 for a family of four for lunch.

» Clubs
London is home to a decades-old iconic club scene. If you want to breathe the same sweaty air as the young royals, Princes William and Harry, forking out R260 for entry at Boujis won’t be hard, but the “high end price range” for cocktails might.

Mahiki has a clientele including singer Cheryl Cole and celeb blogger Perez Hilton. They charge R195 per entry and cocktails start at R120.

» London tours
Depending on choices, for a full tour of London one could cough up R850 per person.

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