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See famous landmarks while you're in town

New website lists alternative digs

A new short-term rentals website linking travellers with alternatives to hotels has been launched this week. Homeowners in London with spare rooms, beds and even empty settees to rent out have been among the first to post on the site ahead of this week’s Royal Wedding.

London hotels look to cash in on Royal date

London hotels push up prices for Royal Wedding weekend

The price of a hotel room in London over the Royal Wedding weekend has more than doubled according to new research carried out by Santander Credit Cards. Visitors hoping to plan a trip to the capital to join the Royal Wedding celebrations may be forced to pay premiums of up to 113 per cent, equivalent to an extra £401.

Walk the walk with the Royal walking tour app

Walk the walk with the Royal app

It seems just about everyone is cashing in on the Royal Wedding but for those visiting London next weekend the latest offering will provide an added dimension. Lonely Planet has launched a free Royal London Audio Walking Tour for iPhone users.

A day out in Greenwich

Explore the Royal Borough of Greenwich

As the UK works itself up into a frenzy of all things Royal, why not head to Greenwich to explore its rich royal history. Greenwich become a Royal Borough in 2012 and has royal connections which stretch back centuries.

Royal Wedding budget accomodation in London

Royal Wedding budget accomodation

The impending marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton has presented a royal dilemma for Britons as they decide what to do with the extra long bank holiday. Should they join in with the street parties and celebrations that will be taking place in their local area or make the most of the extra time off work and get away either abroad or to another destination within the UK?

millions aim to escape the Royal Wedding fuss

2 million Brits make Royal Wedding holiday escape

As many as 2 million Brits will be heading off on holiday instead of watching the Royal Wedding, according to a new study from the online shopping tool, Invisible Hand. Of those planning a getaway, only 34 per cent want to stay in the UK where coverage of the big event will be more intense.

Make aweekend of it with a theatre break

Make a real weekend of it

If you're one of the three per cent in UK who will be going to London for the Royal Wedding on April 29th but are struggling to find a hotel or a reasonably priced one, you could combine your stay with a theatre break starting from just £144.

Make the Royal wedding weekend even better

Make the Royal wedding weekend even better

According to research by as many as 31.1million Brits will be staying at home to celebrate the Royal Wedding, with 77 per cent watching it on television but if you're one of the three per cent going to London we've got some great tips.

Enjoy the bank holiday in a UK city

UK towns set for Royal Wedding celebrations

If you live in London, you may well be considering escaping during the Royal Wedding bank holiday weekend. Even the most ardent royalist may want to avoid the traffic chaos and influx of tourist for the nuptials of Prince William.

Celebrate the Royal Wedding in style

Celebrate the Royal Wedding in style

This April why not celebrate the royal wedding in style and make the most of the four-day bank holiday weekend. Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is inviting guests to enjoy some regal pampering of their own at some of the UK's most beautiful and luxurious hotels.

Brits will work through Royal Wedding week

Brits refuse to take advantage of Royal Wedding Holiday

A new poll has found that fewer than one in six workers will be treating themselves to an extended break in the week of the royal wedding. The vast majority of those surveyed said they didn't care that they could be off work for as much as 11 days if they used their holiday days wisely.

Live like Royalty with Red Carnation Hotels

Live like royalty with Red Carnation

Visitors to London really can 'Live like Royalty' with a special package offered by the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, in honour of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton. Guests can enjoy a two night stay from April 15th to December 22nd.

Ventor, Isle of Wight

Escape to the Isle of Wight this Easter

The Isle of Wright is inviting you to visit this April as a combination of the Royal Wedding, May Bank Holiday and Easter falling within an 11-day period sees many families looking to take advantage with a short break.

Book your place now for the Royal Wedding

Book your place for the Royal Wedding

If you've got April 29th off to celebrate the Royal Wedding why not celebrate with the Bride and Groom and get a ringside seat for proceedings at St Paul's Cathedral.Owners Direct are offering a selection of central London apartments still available.

Head to London to experience the buzz of a Royal Wedding

Best of London for the Royal Wedding weekend

If you're looking to catch a glimpse of royal glamour during the Royal Wedding weekend, then Octopus Travel can help, with a range of affordable hotels in London for the big day, starting at just £56 per person per night.

Jersey is a relaxing spot for a Royal Wedding getaway

Bank Holiday breaks in Jersey this spring

With five Bank Holidays coming up in the next three months, there's never been a better time to take a short break to the Channel Islands, and Premier Holidays has launched a new package for travellers from East Anglia.

Enjoy a London break fit for a royal couple

Hyatt Regency launches Royal Wedding package

Mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in style with the Royal Connections package from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in London, which is offering a couple's short break package with a touch of regal luxury.

Explore Britain's royal highlights this spring

Best of British breaks for the Royal Wedding weekend

With Brits enjoying an extra Bank Holiday this year thanks to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, Avis has reported a boom in Easter car hire as people plan for a countryside getaway this spring.

Take in the canals of Venice on your Italian break

Royal romance on a luxury Italian break

If the Royal Wedding plans have inspired you to treat your partner to something truly special, then the Royally Yours package at L'Albereta in Franciacorta may be the perfect solution, as this luxury Italian resort is offering a romantic getaway worthy of Kate and Wills.

Raise a glass to the happy couple

Raise a glass to Kate and Wills at a Scottish Whisky Festival

Whisky lovers looking for a great way to make the most of the Royal Wedding long weekend can enjoy a traditional toast north of the Border at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which includes special tasting sessions.

Soak up some Portuguese sun on an Algarve break

Portuguese breaks for the Royal Wedding weekend

While Prince William and Kate Middleton are tying the knot in London, why not jet off to the Algarve for your own romantic weekend in the Portuguese sun? Monte da Quinta Suites is offering a special couple's package to indulge love-struck Brits.

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