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United Kingdom Travel GuideWhen to visit the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom, for the most part, is a year-round destination. The countryside and seaside bustle in the summer, while there are plenty of indoor museums and cultural events during other times. In general, the most popular time to visit is from the early spring through late summer when the weather is warmest and people take their vacations. The Christmas shopping season in December and school breaks also get busy. Visitor traffic slows down in the early fall when school begins, dips again immediately after the Christmas holidays. The spring and fall are often good times to go for a mix of favorable weather, fewer crowds, and lower prices, but this depends on specific areas within Britain.
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London and Paris: 8-Day Vacations from $1349
Travelers can visit two of Europe's top cities this winter with this London-Paris combo vacation.
$449 -- London: Deluxe Romance Weekend Packages
Kensington hotel romance package includes one night deluxe accommodations, free bubbly, breakfast and more.
Free Nights at W London Leicester Square
Book 2 or 3 nights at the W London Leicester square and get 1 free night.
$169+ O/W Europe Flights with Wow Air
Good news, bad news. Good: The sale has the cheapest Europe fares by far! Bad: The low-cost carrier will get its money via various fees.
$97 -- Reduced Rates at 4-star London Hotel
Book upscale Marriott Grosvenor Square at discounted rates.
$62 -- Reduced Rates at European Novotels
Book the City breaks package at select Novotel properties and save.
30% Off, Free Cocktails & Late Check-out at Sofitel
Book the Chic Cocktail package at select Sofitel properties get up to 30% off, free cocktails and more.
Up to 30% Off Early Bookings in Europe with Best Western
Save up to 30 percent off your stay at Best Western hotels throughout Europe when you book 21 days in advance.
London and Rome Package Deal from $979*
Cover two capital cities in six nights for just $979, including all airfare.
Kids Ride for Free on National Bus Service in the U.K.
National Express, a British bus line that services 1,200 destinations throughout the U.K., sells two family discount cards that allow kids up to age 15 to travel for free.
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