Top places to get you in the Christmas mood

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not spend it visiting some of the most wonderful places in the UK to get you in the Christmas spirit!

You’ve boxed off your assignments and it’s very nearly almost the best holiday break of the year!

A ride on Santa’s sleigh might be out of the question, but how about hopping on a National Express journey (with 40% off!) to some of our top go to Christmassy destinations!

Here’s our fave places to get in the Christmassy mood…


Mulled wine…cheese stalls…alllll the food…wooden huts… handmade gifts; a great Christmas market can legit make you feel like you’re not even in the UK!

Eat, drink and be merry at the UK’s largest Christmas market in Birmingham! Explore over 120 stalls and check out their legendary offerings, including the Brauhaus Bar which offers half metre bratwurst sausages for just £6, if you can stomach it! There’s also an ice rink and a ferris wheel for those skyline insta shots!


The best decorated streets, winter wonderland, alllll the shopping! Our capital really is the best and what better time to explore it than now!

Stop off at all the sights and get your Christmas shopping sorted! Explore the trendiest hot spots of East London and if that isn’t enough there’s even Christmas Karaoke bars. Book. That. Coach. NOW!


With the festive season in full swing it would be rude not to indulge in some classic British entertainment…the panto! Head to Cardiff this winter to catch a performance of Beauty and the Beast. Packed with special effects and some (not so) big screen names you’re sure to feel merry and bright.

Better yet, you’ll save 40% on your travel there with National Express! Oh no you didn’t...oh yes you did! I’m not laughing, you are.

content img OWknd


If you’re feeling like it’s been Christmas for a zillion years now, you’re getting a bit bored of it then I feel ya. So why not start planning your New Year’s Eve! Bring in 2019 with a bang and head to Edinburgh for the infamous 3-day Hogmanay!

Celebrate in style at Hogmanay HQ or party the night away under the stars at the NYE street party! Your NYE plans will never be the same again…especially with cheap travel!


They always say save the best ‘til last….and now could you beat heading ho ho home (sorry!) for Christmas!

I know what you’re thinking, I really CAN wait, but nothing gives you festive feelings more than asking every day “can I eat this?” and hearing “no it’s for Christmas”! Paired with your own festive traditions and family plans it’s a chance to relax and enjoy what Christmas is all about!

But don’t get stuck battling the crowds travelling home for Christmas with all your last-minute gifts…we’ve got your your back!

Get your gifts sorted with our latest offers and your travel planned with an exclusive 40% off National Express! Get on it now before it’s too late!

If you don’t have a TOTUM card (first of all why not?!) then you can get one here!