26th Aug 2021 by Henry Findlater

MASECO’s Guide to a UK Bank Holiday Weekend with a US Twist.

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This summer's weather has been a mixed bag across the UK so far, but conditions are set to become more settled as we approach the end of the month, with more dry weather and occasional sunny spells. The Met Office said: “The last weekend in August and into September is likely to be dominated by high pressure resulting in fine and settled weather across the UK" – finally! If you’re looking for ways to make the most of this sunny bank holiday weekend, we are here to help with MASECO’s Guide to a UK Bank Holiday weekend with a US Twist.


This summer's weather has been a mixed bag across the UK so far, but conditions are set to become more settled as we approach the end of the month, with more dry weather and occasional sunny spells. The Met Office said: “The last weekend in August and into September is likely to be dominated by high pressure resulting in fine and settled weather across the UK" – finally! If you’re looking for ways to make the most of this sunny bank holiday weekend, we are here to help with MASECO’s Guide to a UK Bank Holiday Weekend with a US Twist.

As most of you will likely already know, the number of 'staycations' in the UK has skyrocketed this year due to Covid and ongoing travel restrictions. Ahead of the August bank holiday weekend, we thought that we would share some British alternatives to popular US holiday destinations for those unable to get back to the US this summer. Also, below we share some great articles from Conde Nast Traveller.

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With many Americans fleeing to places such as the Hamptons or Florida for their summer vacation, why not try some of our suggested alternatives in the UK. Stratford Upon Avon, known for being Shakespeare’s hometown, is beautiful at this time of year with much more to-do than nothing (pardon the Shakespearean pun). Other alternatives for a weekend away in the British countryside are Cambridge or Oxford, where you can explore the beautiful university buildings, take a punt out for a day or simply enjoy a riverside pub, or the district dubbed the ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ that is the Cotswolds. If you fancy testing your surfing skills, then head to Cornwall or take a dip in more relaxing waters and visit Thermae Bath Spa in Bath.

New York vs London

Who would want to be in Times Square at this time of year anyway when it is heaving with tourists? Instead, look no further than one of Shakespeare’s infamous theatres (the Tempest is currently showing at the Globe). If you fancy a stroll then instead of heading to Central Park, perhaps take a leisurely trip to Hyde Park and enjoy the range of activities on offer, from casual games of frisbee to boating on the Serpentine Lake or even horse riding.

Sports

Although there is no Rugby on this weekend to compensate for American Football, you can always rely on the cricket. Middlesex vs Derbyshire play at Lords in London. If you don’t fancy a spot of cricket then there are several Premier League football games taking place on Saturday and Sunday, and the National League on Monday.

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