London number one on bank holiday destination chart

Trivago.co.uk data, released August 21st, suggests that London was on top in the list of places UK people were hoping to head over the recent long weekend.

This data is based upon people's hotel searches on the site for dates from August 22nd and August 25th.

Blackpool, Manchester, Barcelona and Paris made up the rest of the top five.

Just four locations in the top 20 were in other countries: As well as Barcelona and Paris, Dublin made the list at six and Amsterdam was at number 13.

Four locations are UK coastal resorts, with Blackpool joined by Bournemouth at ten, Brighton at 11 and Scarborough at 18.

Trivago notes that the presence of such locations is unfortunate given the poor weather that was predicted for the weekend.

The data also lists the average Bank Holiday weekend room price in each top 20 location, on a per-night basis, based on one standard double room.

In the list, Edinburgh rooms (£203) are the most costly, which it has said is down to the end of the Fringe Festival. The Edinburgh price is 41 per cent up on the average seen in July (£144).

London had the second highest August Bank holiday rooms, at £149, while Bath was in third position with a price of £142.

Fourth placed Liverpool saw rooms at an average £138 nightly, 57 per cent higher than the August average of £88.

Here, the Liverpool International Music Festival Summer Jam was happening over the Bank Holiday weekend.

“Edinburgh has come under fire recently for inflated hotel prices during the popular Festival Fringe, so it is a shame to see hotel prices rise in Liverpool

for a smaller event. The cheapest hotel prices this bank holiday can be found in Blackpool (average of £65 per night), Birmingham (£67), Scarborough (£84) and Leeds (£86)," commented Trivago's Denise Bartlett.

The Bank Holiday popular location top ten was completed by Dublin, Edinburgh, York, Birmingham and Bournemouth.

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