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Thanks to the Queen’s Diamond jubilee the UK will be treated to an extra bank holiday this year. Tuesday 5th June will be the Jubilee bank holiday, and the late May bank holiday has been moved to Monday the 4th. This means that the first weekend in June will be an extra long one.
If you’d like to celebrate in style, why not take advantage of these extra days and look for cheap holiday deals that fit in with these dates?
Last minute package holidays can be great value, and Airtours has some fantastic deals on many great destinations, including:
This fantastic Canary Island destination is great for families with children, who will also be enjoying holiday days from school. Whether you choose lively Playa de las Americas, or slightly more laid back Los Cristianos, you and your family are sure to love the sunshine, golden sandy beaches and family friendly attractions which include waterparks, zoos and more.
Majorca is another popular destination, that’s very affordable and offers fantastic variety between resorts. From party town Magaluf, to family friendly Alcudia, and relaxed Sa Coma, there’s a Majorca holiday to suit every holidaymaker in need of a week of sun-soaked fun and relaxation.
Costa Del Sol
Spain’s Costa Del Sol is one long stretch of beautiful coastline with resort after resort for holidaymakers to choose from. Benalmadena is a fantastic resort with nightlife, shopping and a great beach, and with a flight time of around 2hr 30mins from the UK, is a great choice for holidays of a week or less.
Wherever you choose to escape to on this unexpected holiday, it’s sure to be a celebration to remember – just don’t forget your Union Jack beach towel!
Also known as the Mayor’s Thames Festival, the End of Summer Festival in London’s Southbank is one of the biggest and brightest events that are held in London each year. This vibrant festival boasts a diverse programme of theatre events, arts performances, food, music and music more. The festivities usually take place in the second week of September and last for two days.
Food lovers will want to make sure that they check out the Feast on the Bridge Event, which is one of the most popular sections of the End of Summer Festival. This event features food from all over the United Kingdom, and this is the perfect time to try delicacies from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Live music, dancing and other types of performances are also provided to keep visitors entertained, while there are also special cooking and other food related workshops available to take part in.
Several music stages are set up at various places along the River Thames and in other parts of the Southbank district. Some of the acts that can be seen strutting their stuff on stage travel from all the way across the globe just to take part in this prestigious festival. Lovers of all types of music are sure to find something to get their toes tapping, and most of the stages feature a large dance area for people who want to get their groove on.
The festival draws to a close each year with the colourful Night Carnival. The carnival features a large parade of performers and illuminated floats, which make their way through the streets of the Southbank district before heading to the north bank of the River Thames. Each year’s procession is larger and more vibrant than the last, as party people spend several months working on their costumes and the large floats.
This festival attracts art and music lovers from all over the United Kingdom and beyond, and anyone wishing to witness the fun and festivities of the End of Summer Festival will want to make sure that they secure they accommodation far in advance. Luckily, there are plenty of excellent hotels near Waterloo to choose from, and people who book now should be able to snap up a great deal.
My uncle and aunt just came home from London. They have been residing there for more than Ten years already. It’s such a pleasure to see them back to their native land. We talked a lot of things.. catching up with the long gap without communication. They encouraged us to vsit London someday. Theymentioned that getting a schengen visa is a must when we will be in UK. So what is Schengen Visa? It is is a special document that allows a Schengen visa holder to travel freely within the 15 European member countries. It avoids the hassle and expenses of obtaining individual visas for each country. Wow! Praying we can have that kind of VISA someday.