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Leisure and Tickets
So much to do! So little time!
Spend your time relaxing or having fun, not traipsing round the agencies. Select from the opportunities on this page for leisure and excitement, all excellent value and all bookable online. Leisure hotels, theatre tickets, Thames cruise, even the London Eye: the links are all here.
If you need to stay away and like to stay in hotels, see the Hotels page. If you prefer your own company rather than sharing a hotel roof with strangers, then a holiday house or cottage could be the answer. Have a look at the 'Holidays' page for these. et.
Taking a break away is always fun, but getting there isn't, especially if you have to drive. National Express have coach services that will take you virtually anywhere. It is easy to find out from their web site whether they have a service to where you want to go, how long it would take and how much it would cost.
Travelling by train is fine, but choosing the right ticket can be really complicated - there are so many options. The way to make it simpler is to book via trainline or raileasy. Like other rail scheduling web sites, they find your train and tell you what you need to know about the journey time, train changes and so on. They also tell you about the ticket and fares options. Prebooking through one of these sites can save around 40% compared with buying your ticket at the station.
For the theatre, including musicals and plays, London Theatre Direct have just about everything, with or without a meal. Tickets for many shows are heavily discounted - not just the shows no-one has heard of, but the major shows such as Chicago and We Will Rock You. They also sell tickets for exhibitions and tours, including Thames cruises.
For interests over a wider area, Attractiontix supply tickets online to attractions and theme parks in the UK and abroad, including Buckingham Palace, Disneyland Paris, Florida and California and other major attractions in New York, Florida, Las Vegas, California, Europe and the UK.
Probably the best known and worth trying for all your ticket needs are Ticketmaster. They can provide tickets for all kinds of shows and events and their web site has a number of guides to shows and attractions at home and abroad.
If you want a ticket for an event - sporting, music, or anything else, but they are sold out, it is worth trying Get Me In. They buy and sell tickets to all sorts of events but, unlike anonymous touts and Ebay sellers, they are part of, and wholly owned by, Ticketmaster and guarantee authenticity.