It’s a truth universally acknowledged that reading week is just an excuse to chill. Instead of going home and watching Friends re-runs for the 99th time, why not take the leap and travel somewhere new?
The student budget is not ideal at the best of times, but with these nifty deals you’ll be jetting off to the Bahamas in no time (well no quite the Bahamas, but still). From the UK to overseas, we’ve got you covered.
A literal steal- as a student you can get 7 nights at a 3* hotel plus flights for just £84pp!! Love Holidays are running the deal and it’s subject to availability, so be sure to snap it up quick and stock up on some sun cream!
Flights from London to Dublin come in at a mere £39 making this a must-go destination. You can also get a bed at Generator Hostel for just €13, meaning more money for Guinness and Irish Liqueur. Plus, Dublin has hosted some of the world’s greatest literary talent- Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett- so it’s sort of reading. Sort of.
Flights to Prague come in at about £93 which isn’t so bad considering that once you get there food, hostels and beer are cheap. Plus, Prague is totally stunning with top tourist attractions including the likes of the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Zoo.
Gorgeous historical architecture and a lit nightlife? Yes please. Edinburgh is the perfect location for anyone looking part hard with a dash of culture on the side. Getting there is also crazy cheap, with Mega buses from London and Manchester costing just £15.66 and £11.70 respectively. Just make sure you bring an umbrella as, whilst extremely beautiful, Edinburgh is not known for its sunny skies.
North to South or vice versa
Trains are notoriously hella expensive, but if you book smart then you could be on your way to the mini-break of a lifetime. The Train Line are offering deals on journeys from Leeds to Kings Cross, with singles costing as little as £22 (or £15 with a 16-25 railcard). Obviously, accommodation in London can be pricey but there are several decent hostels available across the city from as little as £15 per night. Prices can rise as time goes on, however, so book ASAP to get the cheapest deals.