Goodbye winter – hello spring! Now that the days are starting to brighten up, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do in the UK this spring whether you’re headed for a wedding, looking for a gig or planning to discover new flavours at a food festival. Wherever your journey takes you, you’ll find a Premier Inn nearby to help you get the most out of your trip.
Weddings are a celebration of life, love and new beginnings – perfect for the spring. Wherever you’re heading for a wedding in the UK, you’ll find a Premier Inn nearby. So you can relax and enjoy those magic moments with the happy couple, knowing that you have a comfy Hypnos bed to come back to.
In a beautiful setting near Windsor and surrounded by gorgeous parkland, this stately Victorian country house overlooking the River Thames is a picture-perfect venue for a spring wedding. Hedsor House has also served as a majestic location in hit shows like Downton Abbey and Quartet.
Belvoir means “beautiful view” in French and, looking out from this historic landmark across the scenic Leicestershire countryside, it’s easy to see how Belvoir Castle picked up its name. The castle itself is an architectural marvel and adds an almost fairy-tale-like quality to any wedding.
Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Winston Churchill and is steeped in over 300 years of English history. The palace is surrounded by 90 acres of gardens including the enchanting Water Terraces and Rose Garden, and has featured in major films like Harry Potter and James Bond. Set just west of Oxfordshire, this historic palace has great links to the city of Oxford, too.
The Gillyflower, Elmore Court
An innovative alternative to more traditional wedding venues, the Gillyflower was built to celebrate music, dance and energy, and that’s reflected in its sustainably built estate-marquee with great acoustics and cutting-edge LED lighting technology. The Gillyflower is a unique setting in beautiful Gloucestershire, and only a 20-minute drive from Gloucester’s city centre.
Never worry about missing an encore again when you book a room with us. You’ll find our hotels near the best concert venues in the UK, so no matter what gig you’re at, make the most of your night with Premier Inn.
The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena was originally built in 1999 to celebrate the millennium, and has since become one of the most impressive venues in the country. With a seating capacity of up to 20,000, the O2 is where the world’s biggest stars come to play their headline gigs in the UK. The O2 is near scenic Greenwich in south London, next to North Greenwich tube station.
Wembley Stadium has been a dream venue to play for hundreds of acts in its history. In 2019, this famous arena will host headline acts ranging from Taylor Swift to Fleetwood Mac. Of course, Wembley Stadium also doubles up as the iconic home of English football and boasts a seating capacity of 90,000.
Manchester Arena is the largest indoor venue in the UK and its fantastic stage has been graced by the likes of Little Mix, Elbow and The Rolling Stones. An iconic fixture in the heart of Manchester, Manchester Arena is a great venue for famous headliners and fresh new acts alike.
Arena Birmingham has been a staple of Birmingham’s concert rock history since it first opened its doors in 1991. Since then this distinctive, lively venue has hosted acts like Muse, Elton John and The Who alongside the Birmingham Canal Old Line.
Music festival stays
There’s nothing like a live music festival and rocking out to your favourite bands in the great outdoors. You don’t have to worry about how to get home afterwards, either – book a comfy room with Premier Inn, and enjoy the festival all night long.
Liverpool Sound City
Liverpool Sound City is one of the UK’s leading independent music festivals and hosts the best new bands from across the world. This exciting event has hosted headliners like Clean Bandit, The Vaccines and Royal Blood, as well as great new music from bands looking for their big break in the city that gave the world The Beatles.
3rd - 5th May 2019
Live at Leeds
Live at Leeds is a one-day festival showcasing the best new artists in the UK and beyond, alongside more established musicians. Set in different venues across Leeds, this exciting, award-winning festival is the perfect event if you’re looking to discover your next favourite band, and experiment with great new sounds.
4th May 2019
Enjoy five nights of fantastic music on the harbourside at the Canons Marsh Amphitheatre with Bristol Sounds. In 2019, the festival line-up includes big names like George Ezra, The Cat Empire and Bloc Party, who’ll be performing surrounded by beautiful riverside views.
26th - 30th June 2019
GALA is a major independent festival in south London that celebrates the best of disco, house and party music. It’s a lively event set across Peckham Rye Park, with great food and drink to keep partygoers fuelled throughout the day.
26th May 2019
Food festival stays
Treat your taste buds with amazing new flavours at one of the UK’s food festivals. Acclaimed chefs serve up samples of their finest work alongside local culinary delights across the country. No matter what flavours you’re craving, staying at a Premier Inn means you can experience all kinds of new and exciting tastes by exploring the best UK festivals for foodies.
Bakewell Food Festival
The Bakewell Food Festival celebrates the tasty local produce of the bustling Derbyshire town of Bakewell. As well as live cookery demonstrations and road shows, there’s plenty of things to do with the kids with pony rides and other activities held in one of the Peak District’s most vibrant towns.
27th - 28th April 2019
Foodies Festival Brighton
The Foodies Festival is an exciting national event where Michelin star chefs and MasterChef winners showcase their favourite recipes and share great tips with the public. The festival is held throughout the country and will be in Brighton in early May. Where better to enjoy this fun celebration of all things food than at one of the UK’s most scenic seaside cities?
4th - 6th May 2019
Artisan Cheese Fair
Sample some of the UK’s rarest and most delicious cheeses at Melton Mowbray’s Artisan Cheese Fair. Around 80 professional cheesemakers will be serving up over 300 cheeses, all accompanied by wine, cakes, beer, chutneys and – of course – Melton Mowbray’s famous pork pie.
29th - 30th April 2019
Taste of London
In June, Regent’s Park hosts one of the UK’s most delicious food festivals, where world-class chefs showcase their cooking. There’s always an exciting atmosphere and plenty of things to do at this top event for foodies, whether you’re concocting your own cocktail or enjoying the live entertainment.
19th - 23rd June 2019
Going out with friends and celebrating good times is what great memories are made of, and booking a room with Premier Inn means you don’t have to worry about cutting the night short or rushing for the last train. Party late into the evening at some of the best venues in the UK.
York has a fantastic party scene hidden amongst its more well-known history and heritage. Try Vudu Lounge York for one of the busiest R&B bars in the city, Flares York has great anthems from the ‘70s to the ‘00s and Club Salvation has fantastic DJs and a great rooftop terrace.
Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or just get together with some friends, Liverpool has some great spots like the legendary Cavern Club where The Beatles made their debut in 1961, or Heebie Jeebies, a trendy underground bar and nightclub with great DJ sets.
Cardiff is a highlight in the Welsh party scene and a great place to spend a night out. GLAM is a major party attraction and a favoured haunt of many a celebrity, Retro is an electric 90s retro spot and Clwb Ifor Bach hosts fun-fuelled dance club nights.
Fancy going somewhere new and exciting, but not sure exactly where to visit, or what to do? With so many hidden treasures across the UK, here’s a little inspiration.
Charlestown, St Austell
Picturesque and historic, the village of Charlestown on the south coast of Cornwall is the perfect spot for a quiet day out in St Austell. While you’re there, be sure to visit Charlestown Harbour, where some of the country’s grandest tall ships make their moorings.
The famous Edinburgh Castle has been an iconic part of Edinburgh’s skyline for over 700 years. Sat atop the volcanic crag of Castle Rock, the view of Scotland’s capital city from this historic attraction is awe-inspiring. Thanks to its integral part in Scotland’s history, Edinburgh Castle remains a vital part of Scottish heritage centuries after it was built.
Leighton House Museum
The former home of Frederic Leighton, one of the most famous painters in the Victorian era, the Leighton House Museum is a must-see attraction for art lovers. Built in 1866 to act as a studio-house, today the museum displays some of Leighton’s most impressive works of art.
East Lancashire Railway
With steam trains and quaint, rustic carriages, the East Lancashire Railway is a little different from your regular commute. Covering 12 ¹⁄₂-miles from Greater Manchester to Lancashire, you can look forward to a fun family day out with a journey on the East Lancashire Railway.