Oh how time flies! It’s already week 5 and you could say this week’s prize has an element of PLUS-ness.
This week’s amazing prize is a 2-night stay at any Travelodge PLUS in the UK. Whether you want to see some breathtaking views of the Scottish Capital, slurp some ice cream at the beach down in Brighton or take it easy in the beautiful rural town of Marlow in Buckinghamshire, there’s a PLUS for everyone.
Take your mates on a weekend away, whisk your loved one off for a romantic getaway, or go on a solo adventure to some of the UK’s most iconic locations
Don’t miss your chance to WIN:
Travelodge London City
Situated within easy walking distance of some of London’s biggest landmarks such as the Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral, and with stunning views of London skyline within easy reach, London City Travelodge is an ideal base for the budding tourist.
The Sky Garden
For a free view of London’s beautiful skyline, take a trip to the Sky Garden. Otherwise known from afar as the ‘walkie talkie’ building, this 160 metre high building offers visitors a unique view of London and a contemporary version of the parklife below with its award winning landscaped gardens. Advanced booking is advised however walk-in’s are also welcome. Book your place and find out what’s on offer on their website
Go shopping at the market
When you’re staying within walking distance of Spitalfields and Brick Lane, it would be rude not to visit the Old Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane’s Sunday market. Old Spitalfields Market is one of London’s oldest markets and is full of independent stall traders selling their unique wares, tonnes of delicious varied foods from around the world to suit all tastes, trendy shops all held together with lots of East London hospitality in the form of year round community and cultural events.
Brick Lane Sunday market is all about energy and variety. Everything from second-hand furniture to vintage clothes, magazines and bric-a-brac, be prepared to have your mind opened and you belly full of delicious authentic cuisine. You’ll also be rubbing shoulders with the lots of young Londoners looking for a bargain or making something unique and the atmosphere will sure be infectious.
Check out London’s history
In the hustle and bustle of the Capital, it’s easily forgotten what London was like back in yesteryear. The Tower of London is a short walk away and holds a wealth of history behind its stone fortress. From its stories of imprisonment and torture, to the Beefeaters who guard the Tower and the Ravens that have lived there since day one, a visit to this historic landmark is a true glimpse into the past. Take a guided tour with a Beefeater, explore the Tower’s secrets and even catch a glimpse of the Crown Jewels glistening behind glass.
Travelodge London Waterloo
Situated within easy reach of travel routes into and around London as well as London’s Southbank right on your doorstep, this is the perfect base for exploring London’s cultural heart.
Whatever the season, you’re sure to find something to entertain you here at London’s Southbank. From Christmas markets in the winter, to food festivals in the summer, you’re spoilt for choice. Add to all of this the street performers, markets, arts and culture, restaurants and the amazing tourist attractions of London Aquarium, Coca-Cola London Eye and London Dungeons and you’ve got yourself an action-packed day.
See a show at the theatre
If you thought it was only London’s West End that can pack a theatrical punch, think again. The Waterloo and Lambeth area is a good pick for those on the lookout for theatre with a difference. The Vaults Theatre offers an alternative and quirky theatre experience in the surrounds of converted railways arches and tunnels, whilst the Young Vic Theatre across the way offers classic and modern stage productions frequently performed by those emerging into show business.
Travelodge Brighton Seafront
Located in the popular seaside resort, our Brighton Seafront hotel is a stone’s throw away from the beach and the iconic Brighton Pier and is great for those looking for a great summery escape on a budget
The Royal Pavilion
This visual masterpiece is often mistaken for the Taj Mahal of India, however, the Royal Pavilion is actually a museum that houses many stories of Brighton’s vibrant history. Once a pleasure palace for King George IV, you’ll not only read about this place’s decadence, you’ll get to see it too. As well as marvelling at the sights above ground, you can also take a tunnel and basement tour for a more intimate behind the scenes look at what life was like behind the palace doors.
If you want some good old fashioned seaside fun, then Brighton Pier is the place to go. Live entertainment, arcades, classic seaside rides and attractions and of course all the delicious ice cream and fish and chips you can eat await you on your stay in Brighton Seafront whether you bring the family or just yourself.
Imagine yourself sat by the calm waters sipping on a refreshing drink and looking out at the boats bobbing on the water. You can make that daydream a reality at the Brighton Marina. As well as lots of cafes and restaurants to dine in, there are plenty of shops from boutique to shabby chic. Once you’re done shopping, you can walk along the Brighton Walk of Fame which honours stars with Brighton roots.
British Airways i360
Fancy sipping a cocktail in mid air looking over Brighton’s fantastic skyline? Take a whirl on the British Airways i360 and head to the bar for a drink as you head skyward. As the name suggests, the glass pod raises up from the ground to the height of 162 feet and spins slowly allowing you to get a panoramic view of the seaside city.
Travelodge Edinburgh Central
Well located in the heart of the Scottish capital, our Edinburgh Central hotel has everything you need as a base to explore this historic city.
Standing proudly above the city on a rock face, Edinburgh Castle has become an iconic part of the city and its culture and has a colourful story to tell of Scotland itself. There are many things to see at the castle and lots of ways to experience it too. Go on a guided tour and hear the stories of the castle, it’s noteworthy history as a military fortress, prison and royal residence, and maybe even uncover some myths and secrets along the way!
Visit a museum
There’s no shortage of history and culture to discover in Edinburgh. The city centre is full of quirky and interesting museums, from The Writers’ Museum, to the World of illusions, the Edinburgh Dungeons and the Scottish National Gallery. Those who know a little of Edinburgh’s history may know of the city’s connections with medicine, surgery and even the story of body snatchers Burke and Hare and these stories come to life in The Surgeons’ Hall Museums.
Get spooky on a ghost tour
With the legend of the body snatchers Burke and Hare, as well as the long history of the city of Edinburgh, night walking tours are a great way to really delve into the city’s more grizzly and fascinating past. Hear all the myths, the legends, and even discover the meaning behind some well known sayings we still use today.
Travelodge York Central Micklegate
Founded by the ancient Romans, York has proved one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK and a must-see for history buffs.
Dating back to the 13th Century, this old York Street has since become one of the most famous streets in the world. Lined with overhanging timber-framed buildings and boasting great eateries and shops and steeped in history, a stay York would not be complete without a visit.
A true icon and one of the finest medieval buildings Europe, York Minster can be seen from across the city and is a must-see for those visiting the area. Marvel at it’s beauty and discover its decades of fascinating history. Free guided tours of this magnificent building take place everyday.
Discover 10th Century York
York has a wealth of Viking history to explore and there’s no better place to experience it than at Jorvik Viking Centre. Situated on the site of Viking excavations that occured back in the 1970’s, you can see for yourself what discoveries were made and what life was really like in 10th Century York.
Our hotel in Marlow is superbly located for Michelin-starred grub, relaxing riverside walks and pretty pubs that await visitors of this picturesque Buckinghamshire town.
Pop over to the pub
From TV chef Tom Kerridge’s 3 foodie hotspots; The Hand and Flowers, The Coach and The Butchers Tap serving michelin-starred grub, to Marlow’s 16th Century pub, The Ship, you’re never far away from gastronomic goodness to go with Marlow’s stunning Thames views.
Take a boat trip on the Thames
Salters Steamers are a family run boating firm that have provided unrivalled hospitality along the river Thames for over 150 years. Discover this hospitality for yourself by hopping aboard and relaxing on a trip from Marlow to Henley or Windsor. For a shorter trip take a cruise along the river to Temple Lock.
Discover Midsomer Murders locations
If you’re a fan of the long running TV murder mystery series, then this trail is just for you. Meander around the 17 mile route which starts and ends at Marlow and takes you to many towns and villages in Buckinghamshire, including Frieth, Fingest and Hambleden where you’ll discover some of the iconic filming locations used in the series.