Top 7 Christmas events to book for winter 2022
Ready to get into the festive spirit? Then you’re in luck. Because there are Christmas events happening all over the UK from November right through December 2022 and into January 2023. So you can spread the seasonal spirit over three months and extend the festive fun well beyond Christmas Day. Take your pick from Christmas markets, ice bars, festive shows and more. Whichever event you choose, get there with megabus – find your great value tickets at the top of the page.
Where to eat the best roast dinners in the UK
Did you know there’s a national Roast Dinner Day in the UK? That’s right – a whole day dedicated to the nation’s favourite Sunday dish, as if we needed a reason to celebrate it. And whether you’re a fan of a classic roast chicken with stuffing, a veggie option with all the trimmings, or a roast beef with a giant Yorkshire pud, we’ve scoured the UK’s restaurant scene to locate the best places to dine. Pay a visit to one of these and be prepared for a hearty roast to remember – elasticated waistbands are a must.
6 Spooktacular Halloween events to visit in the UK
Looking for some Halloween-inspired fun this October? Whether you fancy watching a scary movie in a creepy location, or donning your scariest fancy dress and partying all night, we’ve picked out our favourite Halloween events happening in UK cities this year. Some are great for students, others are perfect for families – but all of them promise loads of ghoulishly good fun. Plus, you can get to all of them with megabus, so take a look and get ready to scare yourself silly.
5 Reasons to Ditch the Car for the Coach
Have you thought about taking a coach for your next trip, instead of the car? We might be biased, but we can think of loads of reasons why coach travel beats car travel hands-down. For one thing, just one coach full of people can keep up to 50 cars off the roads. That’s a vast improvement when it comes to traffic congestion – and that’s just the start.
3 unmissable Harry Potter locations to visit in the UK
31 July means one thing and one thing only to Potterheads: Harry Potter’s birthday. JK Rowling’s very own boy wizard, Harry James Potter, was born to James and Lily Potter on Thursday 31 July 1980. Do the maths and that means The Chosen One turns 42 on the 31 July, 2022. If you needed an excuse to visit one of the UK’s many Harry Potter-inspired locations, the main character’s birthday is definitely it. There are absolutely loads of places to pick from up and down the country, so we’ve picked out our top three to get you started. You can get to each one with megabus, so start planning your Harry Potter-themed trip now.
Commonwealth Games: how to spend 48 hours Birmingham
Whether you call it the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the XXII Commonwealth Games, or just Birmingham 2022, one thing’s for sure: there’s a lot of exciting sport coming up in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August 2022. From athletics to road racing, gymnastics to diving, international sports stars will be descending on the city to compete – along with thousands of visitors ready to watch the action. If you’re planning a trip, we’ve rounded up some handy tips to help you get the most out of the Commonwealth Games, plus some things you won’t want to miss before you head home. This vibrant city has loads to keep you busy in the space of 48 hours, so here are some ideas to get you started.
10 must-visit UK cities with an Innkeeper’s Collection hotel
At megabus, we’re big believers that travel shouldn’t be complicated. So this summer we’re making travel simple, by partnering with Innkeeper’s Collection to offer some great discounts – not to mention some free stays – at their Innkeeper’s Collection hotels.
Try These World Chocolate Day-Inspired UK Daytrips
Let’s face it. We don’t need much of an excuse to indulge in our love of chocolate, but World Chocolate Day would be a pretty good one if we did. This worldwide celebration of all things cacao takes place on 7 July, and is a great reason to book a daytrip to one of the UK’s best cities for chocoholics. Take a look at our round-up of the best chocolate shops, cafés, and chocolatey haunts to get a taste of what’s to come, then get your megabus tickets booked and invite your fellow chocolate-loving friends.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Top 5 places to celebrate
Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, which runs from Thursday, 2 June to Sunday, 5 June, looks set to be packed with celebrations. Communities all over the UK will come together over the extended bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign, with some extra-special events happening in London.
Top 6 books to read on the coach
Heading off somewhere by coach? Make the most of not having to drive – pack a brilliant book to keep you entertained on the way. Whether you scroll through it on an e-reader or flick through page by page, a book is a brilliant way to escape when you’ve got a bit of time to kill. In the spirit of World Book Day, we’ve rounded up some of the best books for 2022 that are perfect to read on your next coach journey. Just don’t get so engrossed that you miss your stop…
Top 7 Valentine’s Day getaways
Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day trip this February? From romantic city break ideas to Galentine’s getaways with the girls, here’s our list of the top places to visit on or around 14 February – as well as the best things to do there. We’ve included swanky restaurants, classy bars and special events for the evenings, as well as lots of Valentine’s-inspired daytime fun. So book ahead, sort your megabus tickets, and start planning your trip…
5 UK winter trips to beat the January blues
If you’re suffering from a bout of the January blues, you’re not alone. After all the excitement of Christmas, and before spring blossoms into life, January can feel like a bit of a flat month for lots of us. It can really help when you’ve got something in the diary to look forward to, so we’ve come up with some travel ideas that will put a spring back in your step. From bracing beach walks to adrenaline-pumping rides, here are our top 5 trips to make January a little brighter.
6 Christmas shopping experiences not to miss
How’s your Christmas shopping going? Whether you’re one of those people who completed it months ago and you’re smugly browsing for little extras, or you’re a leave-it-til-the-last-minute festive shopper with a whole list still to buy, we’re here for you. We’ve scoured the UK’s top cities to find the best Christmas shopping experiences up and down the country, so you can make a day of it – wherever you decide to head. And if you get there with megabus, you won’t have to fight for parking in the Christmas rush…
5 perfect date ideas in Bristol
Planning a date in Bristol? Then you’ve come to the right place. This waterside city is one of our most popular destinations for good reason, and it’s packed with places to head off on a date with a difference. So, whether you need inspiration for a first date location in Bristol, or you’re just looking for some quirky date night ideas to add to your list, read on for romance…
5 reasons travel is great for mental health
There are so many reasons why travelling is a good idea, but did you know it’s also great for your mental health? Planning a trip, going somewhere different and trying new experiences all help to build mental resilience and reduce stress. So if you’re deliberating whether or not to book a getaway, have a look at all the ways that travel could have a positive impact on your emotional health – particularly after the year we’ve all had.
How to spend 3 hours in these 7 incredible UK cities
Visiting one of the UK’s best cities but not stopping for long? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re just in town for a quick pit-stop between destinations, or you’ve found yourself with three hours to kill between events, we’ve rounded up the essential things to tick off while you’re there – all in a three-hour window. Plus, we’ve partnered with TUI Experiences to help you book the best things to do in each of our destinations.
Afternoon tea: 7 UK cities for the best cream tea
We don’t need much persuading to tuck into juicy scones, finger sandwiches and lashings of tea on any day of the year. But when it’s National Cream Tea Day, it would be incredibly rude not to. So, we’ve cherry-picked 7 of the best locations across the UK to sit down to a proper cream tea or afternoon tea. From traditional tea rooms in Plymouth and York, to cream tea aboard a ferry in Bristol or a bus in Edinburgh, we’ve done the hard work for you – so all you need to do is book your coach tickets.
Bournemouth: 7 unmissable things to do by the sea
Planning a trip to Bournemouth? You’ve made a great choice. This beach town on the UK’s south coast is bursting at the seams with things to do, so we’ve whittled them down to help you plan your visit. There’s everything from the best fish and chip restaurants to the boat trips and beach walks you won’t want to miss. And with our brand new London to Bournemouth service we can get you there too, so it’s high time you booked a Bournemouth staycation.
Start your holiday right by getting to the airport with megabus
Finally found the time to book a relaxing holiday? Perfect. We think your journey to the airport should be relaxing too. If you’re going with your mates then you should definitely sit together on the way to the airport. See how megabus can keep your airport travel simple and stress free.
Top 5 hidden gems to visit this year in the UK
March. A time where the majority of New Year resolutions have officially been abandoned. However, if one of yours was to get out and travel more, we’ve picked 5 destinations taking you across the country to inspire you. Oh, and they’re all budget-friendly… naturally.
Coach of the Future
Automotive technology is a fast-moving industry, and coach travel is not immune from the leaps forward that are seen year-in and year-out. The continuing controversy surrounding the costly development of rail project HS2 could drive more people than ever to the coach for their intercity travel needs. But what will they be met with? To find out what might be in store for those boarding the coach of the future, we asked a collection of futurists and experts in the industry what they thought. We also threw a few outrageous predictions of our own in. Based on research-led predictions of what the coach of the future may look like by 2040, we worked with artist Muti to bring this to life.
The 5 best free days out in London
Want to explore London for free? There are so many free London museums, art galleries and Royal Parks to discover, that we’ve whittled them down to the five best budget days out in London so you can discover the city without breaking the bank. Plus, if you book a cheap megabus ticket to get you there, you’ll save even more money…
Top 5 UK destinations to make your friends jealous on Instagram
Fancy filling your Instagram feed with envy-inducing images, #nofilter needed? Of course you do. And that’s why we’ve cherry-picked 5 of the best places in the UK to take an epic photo and make those friends in your phone green with envy. Naturally, you can get to all of them with megabus…
7 UK destinations that might as well be abroad
If you’re wondering whether to head abroad or stay home this summer, take a look at these incredible photos. While they may look like exotic scenes from overseas, they’re actually all in the UK. Even better, you can reach them with megabus, so you don’t even need to step foot on a plane. Tempted? Here’s our pick of the seven UK destinations that might as well be abroad. Get ready to fill your Instagram feed and fool your friends into thinking you’re globetrotting…
Shopping in London – the 5 best places to go
It’s fair to say the capital’s shopping scene is world famous. But if you’re new to London, it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s a handy guide to five of London’s main shopping areas. From traditional markets and high street shops, to designer-name stores, these are the places you won’t want to miss on your London shopping trip.
The best Royal Parks to visit in London
London may be home to the highest number of people per square metre in the UK, but visit one of its Royal Parks and you wouldn’t know it. These vast green spaces are a breath of fresh air in a capital city that never stops, so it’s no wonder they’re one of the top things to do here. London has eight Royal Parks in total, and they’re all maintained to the same picture-perfect standard. Whether you’re planning a romantic break, or a family picnic, we’ve picked out four of the best parks to visit. They’re all easy to get to from London Victoria Coach Station, which is where your megabus coach will drop you in London.
Edinburgh for free: 7 top activities recommended by locals
Looking for the best things to do for free in Edinburgh? Luckily there are plenty of attractions in Scotland’s capital city that don’t cost a penny – perfect if you’ve got limited time and a limited budget. We asked the locals to recommend their favourite things to do for free in Edinburgh, and here’s what they said. So, pack your bags, jump on our coach to Scotland, and get ready to see the best bits of Auld Reekie without breaking the bank.
5 brilliantly weird things to do in London with friends
Whether you’ve been to London and seen all the famous sights already, or you’re new to the city but don’t enjoy typical tourist stuff, we’ve got some quirky ideas for your next visit to the capital. Take a look at these if you’re planning a day out with a difference…
London for free: how to see the capital without spending a penny
Let’s face it – London can be an expensive city. But if you’re on a budget, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the capital’s top attractions. In fact, some of the best sights in London won’t cost you a penny. From watching all the pomp and circumstance unfold at Buckingham Palace, to embracing your inner Harry Potter via the Hogwarts Express, there’s loads to do in the Big Smoke that won’t break the bank.
Wild swimming: 3 of Scotland’s most fantastic spots
If you’re going to go wild swimming, it should be somewhere deserving of the title. And Scotland is home to plenty of beautiful outdoor pools, streams, rivers and waterfalls that certainly won’t disappoint. Pay a visit to these natural swimming spots – whether you’re camping, hiking, or visiting Scotland for a city break – and prepare to get back to nature. These are three of our absolute favourites, plus some advice on how to enjoy wild swimming safely.
London walking tours: the best routes to follow
Want to get to know London with a limited amount of time and a limited amount of cash? Then take a look at some of the capital’s best walking tours for a fast-track history lesson you won’t forget. Whether you’re in London for a weekend break, or just have some time to kill between meetings, you can get to know the city at street level without having to rely on public transport. An expert guide will get you from A to B and fill your head with historical facts and figures in the process. And, the cost of a ticket won’t break the bank, so it’s a win-win kind of day out. Here are some of our favourite walking tours in London, from Harry Potter and Shakespeare-themed walks, to a tour of the Houses of Parliament. Just don’t forget to pack some comfy footwear.
4 iconic London structures and how to see inside them
Hold up a postcard of the London skyline to pretty much anyone – whether they’ve visited the UK capital or not – and we’ll bet they recognise it. It’s one of those iconic images that’s known the world over, and it’s all down to the incredible structures that make it unique.In central London, ancient cathedrals rub shoulders with cutting-edge skyscrapers. Victorian landmarks – like Tower Bridge – stand proudly alongside super-sleek contemporary buildings, like The Shard. And it’s a constantly-changing picture, with more super-structures appearing on the skyline every year.What many people don’t know, though, is that lots of these remarkable buildings are open to the public. It means that, rather than simply admiring them from afar, you can get to know them from the inside. We’ve picked out four of the most famous structures in the central London area, plus how to get there, how to book, and how to save money on tickets. Take your pick, or visit them all.