Though London is notorious for being an expensive place to visit, if you shop around you can find great deals on attractions and hotels. Make sure you choose somewhere close to the centre so you can fully experience the city. The Virgin Holidays + HIP hotels site lets you sort through London’s coolest hotels based on what kind of holiday you’re hoping for – that’s the legwork done for you instead of going to a hotel comparison site and choosing whichever is cheapest!
Situated in the south west of the country, the Cotswolds is a picturesque and lively area of the UK, and the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday jam-packed with places to visit and things to do.For a little dive into history, visit Kenilworth Castle and its Elizabethan Garden. Immerse yourself in Norman and Tudor history with the fascinating exhibits, and walk amongst beautiful flowers and ferns in the garden. For something a little different, there’s The Model Village in Bourton-on-the-Water; a tiny village built from real Cotswold stone, and constructed to 1/9th scale in 1937. Or go a little more eccentric with Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music – an incredible collection of self-playing musical instruments. All exhibits have been restored to their original vintage splendour, and sound fantastic. If it’s pure relaxation you’re after, visit the Thermae Bath Spa in the renowned spa town of Bath. Fuelled by the naturally warm, mineral-enriched waters from within the earth, the open-air rooftop pool and expert spa treatments are sure to leave you relaxed and refreshed. It’s hard to fit everything into one trip; but if you visit any of these great locations, there’s no danger of being bored!