Go wild at We Are FSTVL
Located just inside the M25 at Damyns Hall Aerodrome Near Upminster, We Are FSTVL is easily reached from London and is one of the most popular festivals to take place Near the capital. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, We Are FSTVL has built a reputation for its forward-thinking grime, house and techno line-ups, with world-famous DJ Seth Troxler and rapper Dizzee Rascal both topping the bill for 2017.
With direct trains to London Fenchurch Street taking only 25 minutes, Upminster is perfectly placed for exploring the sites of the UK capital. Alight and make the short walk to the Tower of London, the Norman-era fortress dating back almost a thousand years and now home to the famous Crown Jewels and the iconic Beefeaters. Don't forget to grab a selfie with Tower Bridge in the background.
Retail therapy at intu Lakeside
A quick 25-minute drive south of Upminster, intu Lakeside is Essex's premier shopping destination. With over 250 shops and 50 cafes and restaurants, it's perfect for gift-shopping - especially at Christmas, when younger visitors can enjoy a real ice rink and a charming Santa's Grotto.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near We Are FSTVL? Travelodge Brentwood East Horndon Hotel, Travelodge London Romford The Quadrant Hotel or Travelodge London Romford Hotel are your best bets.