Sometimes you need a re-charge. Especially after a busy work week, you might want to get away for the weekend to make sure you feel energised when Monday comes back around. Even if you have not planned this in advance, you can still make this happen! Most hotels offer late weekend deals that get you a good price, so you can have a weekend away that will leave you refreshed and ready for whatever comes your way!
Last Minute City Breaks UK – 31st July 2021
A good place to start searching is lastminute.com. They have a great range of hotels based in the UK, which are perfect for those mini weekend breaks. But there’s more! They offer flights + hotels, if you’d like to go somewhere a bit further to really enjoy time away from home. Just remembered you have commitments on the weekend? Lastminute.com also have tickets for some great spa, theatre, days out and experiences available, which are all based around one day to leave you plenty of time for other things.
If you are looking for a late weekend break in the summer, it might be a good idea to consider going camping. This is a great way to get away last minute, without breaking the bank. Usually camping sites have a couple spaces available for last-minute guests. This also means you can drive, and leaves you completely independent! Websites like Cotswold Outdoor always have fantastic offers on many products; from camping equipment and clothes to technology and luggage.
Finding a last minute mini break
A great way to keep track of (last minute) deals is by signing up to newsletters and alerts. Plenty of travel websites offer price change alerts, that notify you when the price for your searched flight has dropped). One of our favourites is Jack’s Flight Club. They have fantastic deals on that are impossible to find yourself! If you are signed up, you will get an alert when there is a deal available from an airport of your choice. A tip here is to be flexible; although one airport might be further away, you can save hundreds of pounds by flying from here!
Generally, the cheapest months for a last minute getaway deal are the first months of the year. You can imagine why; people are strapped for cash after Christmas and have used their annual leave for the holiday period. Combine this with Dry January and a low number of business travellers and you will find a lot of quiet hotels! If you have not used all your pennies on Christmas presents, then this could be the perfect time for you to plan a cheap getaway.
If you have a couple of annual leave days left at work, it is definitely worth looking at planning your last minute break on one or more weekdays. Hotels nights are usually cheapest on a Sunday (and you’re more likely to get an upgrade!), and flights are likely to have the best rates on a Tuesday. If you can afford the time off, you will get your money’s worth by going away between those days!