Summer in the city might have been a song about New York, but the magic works equally well with London.
There’s a buzz about the metropolis in the summer months, as the parks and bar terraces are thronged with the after-work or pre-show crowds, and you can enjoy a warm starlit stroll through Soho or along the Thames embankment.
Today’s Big Deal offers a four night summer stay in London with a choice of excursions and the opportunity to take in a top West End show. With relaxed train travel and comfortable central accommodation, you can sample the excitement and glamour of one of the world’s great capitals.
Available on various dates between July and September, the Big Deal option 1 is for standard class return travel by train to London from Glasgow or Edinburgh and four nights bed and breakfast accommodation in the 4-star Thistle Euston Hotel.
Option 2 adds an excursion to the great Tudor era palace of Hampton Court and leafy, riverside Richmond.
Option 3 adds a Category A theatre ticket to a blockbuster West End show. Choose from Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and Wicked.
Option 4 offers a Category A theatre ticket and the Hampton Court and Richmond excursion.
Those who want to travel in style can upgrade to first class rail travel at an additional charge of £40 per person from Glasgow and £50 from Edinburgh
The offers are available on the following dates, with departures from Scotland on Mondays and return journeys from London on Friday afternoons:
24th, 31st July
7th, 14th August
Your five-day stay is timed to allow you to make the most of your London stay. The itinerary goes like this:
Monday: Travel to London by rail, arriving after lunch
Tuesday: Free time in London
Wednesday: Optional excursion to Hampton Court and Richmond
Thursday: Optional excursion to Windsor (no charge)
Friday: Half day in London and leave for home after lunchtime
Travellers who choose the theatre option will have tickets for a midweek show.
The 4 star Thistle Euston Hotel is a convenient and comfortable base for your stay. It has plenty of recommendations on TripAdvisor, including these recent reviews:
‘The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious, with plenty of choice.’
‘Fantastic room and a huge comfortable and clean bed, fantastic shower. Breakfast overlooking the small gardens, great food.’
A break in the capital has something for everybody, from shopping and sightseeing to heritage and culture. Add in the thrilling spectacle of a West End show and your summer getaway is certain to be memorable.
This Big Deal offers all of the city’s attractions in a convenient package, with direct rail departures from Glasgow or Edinburgh.