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Making the most of UK holidays

When people are booking holidays, their thoughts often immediately turn to far flung, exotic destinations. After all, long haul travel is easier now than ever before. However, if you automatically assume vacations outside the UK are best, you could be missing a trick. The fact is, there is plenty to see and do in Britain, and London is a great place to start.

There are fabulous 5 star hotels in London for you to take advantage of. Here at the Landmark London Hotel, we offer superb quality accommodation and facilities right in the heart of the action.

More consumers switching onto benefits of ‘staycations’

So called ‘staycations’, whereby people take holidays here in the UK, seem to be popular among consumers at present. According to figures produced by VisitEngland, the number of staycations taken in July this year was up by nine per cent compared with the same month in 2012.

According to the organisation, this increase may have been prompted by the good weather seen in Britain this summer. It was also revealed that holiday spending hit £1.8 billion over the month. Meanwhile, more than one in ten (12 per cent) of those polled by the tourist board said they had changed their holiday plans as a result of the favourable weather.

Some more stats

Those aged 18 to 34 were most likely to have changed their vacation plans because of the weather. Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of respondents in this age group had done so. Meanwhile, 19 per cent of families made the same alteration to their itineraries.

VisitEngland also found that 17 per cent of consumers were more likely to take a holiday in England in 2014 because of the weather this summer.

Vibrant cities

Commenting on the findings, tourism minister Helen Grant said: “The domestic tourism sector has a big role to play in helping with the economic recovery so I am delighted that overnight holiday visits is up. England has such a diverse offer for holidays at home - from tranquil countryside and coastal towns to vibrant cities.”

Meanwhile, VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford added: “Clearly the 588 hours of sunshine this year has been a boost for domestic tourism. Operators have reported increased visitor numbers this year and are seeing positive forward bookings for autumn. With the 400th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare, the Tour de France setting off from Yorkshire, as well as a whole host of exciting events, new attractions and hotel openings, I’m confident that the trend to holiday at home will go from strength to strength.”

Weatherproof

OK, so booking UK holidays on the hope of good weather may be a little optimistic, but the fact is, if you check into luxury hotels in London you can enjoy weatherproof breaks. You can relax in sumptuous accommodation, enjoy fine dining, take in West End shows, wander around galleries and museums, make the most of some retail therapy and more. It really doesn’t matter whether it’s glorious sunshine or pouring rain, you can have a fabulous holiday.

To find out more about our London hotel, just take a look around our website.

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