With the highly-anticipated August Bank Holiday fast approaching, why not spend the long weekend in one of the UK’s most sought-after destinations?


Whether you’re seeking a scenic waterside retreat, a cultural weekend away, a fun-filled trip with friends or a short romantic getaway, Leonardo Hotels and Leonardo Royal Hotels are all perfectly situated in great locations for sightseeing and transport links. Providing a truly warm welcome with stylish accommodation and attractive bars and restaurants, the following UK cities offer a wide range of activities suited to all to guarantee the perfect Bank Holiday weekend away.



Home to a vibrant British seafront, Brighton is peppered with shops, bars and restaurants which are uniquely combined with an array of seaside attractions, offering visitors a fun getaway experience.


After enjoying the fascinating exhibits and illusions at Paradox Pace or spotting turtles, sea horses or even sharks at SEA LIFE Brighton, head to Leonardo Royal Hotel Brighton Waterfront. This stylish hotel is just 15 minutes from the train station and a short stroll from the iconic Brighton Palace Pier and Marina. Boasting an enviable location right on the waterfront, guests can relax and unwind at the hotel’s Health & Leisure Club or enjoy a candlelit dinner at the Atrium Bar and Lounge with spectacular views of Brighton Beach and The Promenade.


With 210 elegant bedrooms, a stylish on-site bar and restaurant, alongside bespoke DREAM beds to provide guests with the utmost comfort, you’ll be sure to enjoy a memorable stay this Bank Holiday in the heart of Britain’s seaside town.



The historic city of Oxford is the ideal place for those seeking cultural enrichment. Home to the globally renowned University of Oxford and historic landmarks such as Oxford Castle & Prison, visitors can embark on an intellectual and educational itinerary, taking them back over 1,000 years.


Offering the perfect location for a romantic city escape, enjoy a relaxing stroll along the picturesque Oxford Canal, explore the city on foot with an official walking tour or try punting as an afternoon activity. For those who love a shopping trip, visit Oxfordshire’s famous designer outlet centre Bicester Village, which is only a short journey away by car.


After a busy day of exploring The City of Dreaming Spires, head to Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford and indulge in some of the UK’s best local produce at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, or unwind with a drink in the hotel’s comfortable and stylish Leo’s bar. Housing 240 spacious hotel rooms, Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford is based in a scenic neighbourhood north of the city, which means you’ll be able to escape to your own peaceful oasis whilst remaining a short distance away from the centre of the UK’s most iconic city.



As one of England’s major historic port cities, Southampton is bursting with rich medieval heritage. Why not soak up the beauty of the city and tread the same steps as Roman soldiers on a wall walk of Southampton’s charming old town, or enjoy the well-established arts and music scene, home to a range of colourful festivals throughout the year?


Whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth, Leonardo Hotel Southampton provides the perfect base for you to kick back and relax after a day of exploring the city. Sitting in the heart of Southampton with 270 comfortable rooms and overlooking East Park, the hotel has an on-site bar, allowing you to experience a truly unforgettable stay.


To book your August Bank Holiday getaway with Leonardo Hotels, visit www.leonardohotels.co.uk.


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