I can’t believe it, but the end of August is almost upon us. Here in the UK, that means a 3-day weekend. Hurrah! Commonly known as a Bank Holiday Weekend, this is the last one before Christmas. Wait, what? Yes, the most merriest time of the year isn’t actually that far away. Hence why shops like Harrods and Selfridges opened up their Christmas stores in July! But before that, some people are looking for a short break abroad and taking the Eurostar sounds like the perfect option for many travellers.
The international rail operator Eurostar is gearing up for a bumper bank holiday weekend, with more than 142,000 passengers booked to travel over the next couple of days. According to a release on the Eurostar website; that’s an 8% rise on last year. What Brexit effect do I hear you ask?
Tomorrow (Friday 25th) is expected to be the busiest day for UK departures with more than 13,000 people hopping on a high-speed train through The Channel Tunnel to the continent. It would probably come as no surprise that Paris is the most popular destination over the August Bank Holiday, with more than 24,000 Brits heading to the city. I might be one of them. You just never know. 🙂
For me (and many other millennial travellers), Eurostar is the perfect way to reach Europe. With convenient departure times, reasonable fares and the beauty of avoiding the hassle of going through an airport; you could say that Eurostar offers seamless central to central journeys. I recently visited Disneyland Paris by taking the Eurostar and it was ever so easy, let alone cheaper than catching a flight from London. The new e320 trains are pretty impressive too, although admittedly the WiFi is sporadic.
I’m looking forward to another journey with the high-speed rail operator. Be sure to follow @JetsettingBen on Twitter for updates on my travels.