8 uni cities for students to explore on a budget
Heading off to uni? Whether you’re a fresher, you’re going back for another year, or you’re visiting friends who’ve started their studies somewhere new, there’s so much for students to see and do in the UK’s university cities. And the best news? Exploring them doesn’t mean blowing your student budget. We’ve picked out our favourite student-friendly things to do in eight university cities, and you can save on the cost of travel by getting to each one with megabus. Plus, we’ll give you 10% off with a TOTUM card as well as airtime rewards – which basically means you can earn cashback from megabus journeys to get money off your phone bill. So, which city first?
Top underrated things to do in 7 UK cities
We’ve all heard of the famous sights in cities like London, Bristol and Cardiff. But there are plenty of lesser-known gems that might just become your new favourite things to do. From hidey-hole theatres to hidden-gem food markets and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it bars, we’ve picked out our favourite underrated attractions in seven of our favourite UK cities. Take a look and see if you can decide where to go first…
Top 5 cheap UK days out to try this summer
Nothing beats filling your calendar with things to do over the summer months. But whether you’re planning a road trip to visit family, or heading to a special summer event with friends, the cost of getting out and about can soon add up. To help you make the most of your summer without breaking the bank, we’ve found five of the best cheap days out in the UK so you can get around on a budget. From free events to low-cost activities, there are festivals, walking tours and more. And you can get to every one of these cities with megabus – so you’ll save on the cost of petrol, parking, and train tickets by travelling by coach.
The best summer events to book now
Summer in the UK has officially started. And as well as heralding the start of warmer weather, the summer season kicks off a line-up of events across the UK that spans everything from open-air concerts and festivals to huge sporting spectacles. We’ve picked out seven unmissable UK cities with summer events you won’t want to miss this year. So, get the dates in your calendar, book your megabus coach tickets, and start planning your summer city break.
5 Great UK days out for Father’s Day
Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June every year, and if you’re planning something special for your dad, grandad, or the father-figure in your life - we’ve got you covered. From a nail-biting climb in London to a proper pub lunch in Canterbury, these UK days out are great fun any day of the year – but they’re guaranteed to go down a treat on Father’s Day. So get your itinerary planned and your megabus tickets booked, then surprise your favourite gent with a great day out.
6 Top fish and chip shops in the UK
Craving a crispy battered cod and a portion of vinegar-soaked chips? You are now. This classic dish has been a staple since the first fish and chip shop opened in England back in the 1800s, and we’ve been queuing round the block for it ever since. Whether you dunk your chips in curry sauce or smother them in gravy, or you’re partial to a saveloy or two, there are lots of top-rated chippies across the county where you can get your fill. To celebrate National Fish and Chips Day, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the very best fish and chip shops in the UK to get you started. Get in line at your favourite place, grab one of those funny little wooden forks, and get stuck into the ultimate Friday-night dinner…
6 Eggcellent Easter events for your diary
Fancy making the most of the Easter break this year? Whether you’re looking for something to do with kids over the Easter holidays, or you’re searching for events to keep you and your mates busy over the long bank holiday weekend - we’ve got you covered. Here’s our top pick of Easter events in the UK this year including everything from an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt to a bank holiday bottomless brunch with a twist. The best bit? You can get to all of these with megabus, of course.
7 UK cities you should visit this spring
Spring has officially sprung, which means longer days, lighter evenings, and better weather is just around the corner. It also means lots of the UK’s top cities are ripe for exploring – with outdoor attractions reopening after the winter, and special events lined up for this season. To wave goodbye to winter in style, we’ve rounded up the top UK cities to visit in spring, and the events you won’t want to miss there. Get to each of them by coach with megabus and you’ve got yourself a spring road trip, without any of the driving or parking hassles.
6 great days out for Mother’s Day
Stuck for ideas this Mother’s Day? Spoil your mum – or the mother figure in your life – with a city break and make the most of some one-on-one bonding time. From afternoon tea in Edinburgh to a bottomless supper in Manchester, here are some ways to show your mum just how much you care this Mother’s Day. The best news is, you can travel to all of them by coach with megabus. That means plenty of nattering time as you sit back and relax en route…
Top 5 photo backdrops in UK cities
Looking for the best photo backdrops in the UK? The landmarks you can’t miss, or the must-visit selfie locations? We’ve whittled down our top five photo backdrops in cities up and down the country, from London to Edinburgh – so you can head straight for these camera-ready locations when you’re on your travels. We’ve included guidebook favourites as well as some lesser-known gems, and you can get to every city by coach with megabus. Just don’t forget to tag us in your photos when you get there…
The top 5 UK cities for pizza lovers
Need an excuse to order takeaway this week? Enter National Pizza Day – the annual event you never knew you needed. Celebrated on 9 February every year, National Pizza Day is a chance to indulge in the famous Italian dish that’s become a firm favourite around the world. And to help you find the most mouthwatering margherita and the tastiest tricolore, we’ve picked out our top five UK cities for pizza lovers. Head to any of these with megabus and you’re in for a triangle-shaped treat…
The best alternative Valentine’s Day ideas
Want to do Valentine’s Day differently this year? Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s with the girls, Palentine’s with your pals, or just looking for something less mushy to do with your partner, we’ve picked out our favourite Valentine’s Day alternatives. From axe-slinging in Bristol (yes, really) to a pop-up café for dogs in Newcastle, these events are all easy to get to with megabus. So, snap up a cheap coach ticket, round up your mates and get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day – your way.
Top 10 romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day
Looking for something romantic to do with your other half this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’ve got a new love interest or you’re long-term partners, there’s all sorts going on around the UK to celebrate the day of love this February. From pop-up cinema screenings in London to candlelit concerts in Glasgow, these events are well worth booking in advance for. Plus, you can get to all of them by coach with megabus – so what you save on transport, you can spend on V-Day treats instead.
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 43 on the 31 July, 2023. 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.
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.
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.
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 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 4 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 4 destinations taking you across the country to inspire you. Oh, and they’re all budget-friendly… naturally.
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…
6 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 places. 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 six 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.
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.