Upcoming Escapes

Bestival takes place this weekend, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Sept

Escape London LOVES a good music festival and Bestival is a very, very, very good festival.  Besitival is now widely accepted as the final great  music extravaganza of the Summer, clinging desperately to the dancing coat-tails of our fading British sunshine and refusing to succumb to the ever-shortening Autumn days.  For those of you in the dark, the festival takes place on the Isle of Wight (that little island off the the South Coast of England) and promotes itself as a weird and wonderful fantasy land, created for those who love their music served with a healthy dose of fancy dress.

Fans this year will be musically spoiled for choice, ears will be massaged and pounded in equal measure by the likes of Pendulum, Bjork, The Cure, Primal Scream and fresh from her Mecury victory, PJ Harvey.  See: http://www.bestival.net/ for full line-up and more info.

Tickets are sold out but put Bestival in your diary for NEXT year.  Happy raving Escapers!

An end of Summer celebration...

Another option for the coming weekend is perhaps an unlikely suggestion from Escape London…The Thames Festival.  Escaping London…IN London?  Never?!  Yes, it is within London, but it’s one of those rare events, like the marathon, where the  London behemoth transforms into an entirely different entity.  The entire length of Southbank and beyond takes on a party atmosphere.  Crowds become sociable, music fills the air and a firework display brings the event to a glorious climax.  Escape London has experienced the festival over the last three years first hand.  In fact Escape London has been PART of the event having sold delightfully lavish head wear for the enigmatically elusive P&G Hats  http://www.pandghats.co.uk/ (sadly not attending this year’s event).  If you are unable to Escape the city this weekend and are at a loose end, the Thames Festival is well worth a peek.  More info here:  http://www.thamesfestival.org/

Beautiful Lainston House, a proper place to escape and unwind...

For those of you lucky enough to have some money laying around and fancy an indulgent treat, how about a trip into the Hampshire countryside to Lainston House?  A splendid, 17th Century country house hotel in the midst of beautifully maintained parkland, the Lainston staff take great pride in royally spoiling anyone who sets foot through their grand entrance.  Escape London previously worked as an event organiser at Lainston and has personally witnessed the delightfully and sumptuous service.  The luxury comes at a cost, many of the best things in life have a habit of doing so, but it is well worth the money.  Escape London would also hasten to add that Lainston’s location home-delivers Hampshire countryside direct to your door step.  100’s of walking routes are nearby, some of the cleanest rivers in the world run through the area and the former capital Winchester is a 2min drive.  Check out http://www.lainstonhouse.com before checking in!

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