Get inspired to travel....

The great thing about living in the UK is that there's always some fun to be had. We've rounded up some of the best events coming up over the next three months that you can get to directly via our network.

June events

International Mersey River Festival, Liverpool

Tall ships, live music and creative street performances abound at this year's International Mersey River Festival. Set against the lively backdrop of Liverpool's cultural centre, this annual event is as much fun for water lovers s it is for landlubbers. What's more, this fantastic three day event is completely free!

3 - 5 June 2016

Liverpool

Our nearest stop: Liverpool One Bus Station

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Pride in London

The biggest celebration of talent and diversity in the LGBT+ community takes place in London this June. This year's festival features a whole host of fantastic events, including talks, plays and performances. Our advice - don't miss out.

10 - 26 June 2016

All over London

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Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

Foodies rejoice as the annual Cheltenham Food and Drink festival returns for another year of gastro-greatness. Attendees will enjoy three days of events, demonstrations and more samples of amazing food and drink than you can shake a bread-stick at!

10 - 12 June 2016

Cheltenham

Our nearest stop: Cheltenham

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July events July events

America's Cup, Portsmouth

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is a racing circuit featuring the best sailors in the world, competing on foiling, wing-sailed 45ft catamarans. Join thousands of revellers for four days of displays, exhibits and high adrenaline racing.

21 - 24 July 2016

Portsmouth

Our nearest stop: Portsmouth Hard Interchange

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Comic Con, Manchester

One of the UK's biggest pop culture events returns to Manchester in July with MCM's Comic Con. Cosplayers, Comic fans and Gamers will be flocking to this huge event held at Manchester Central on 30 & 31 July. As well as dealer stands, Comic Village and Vidfest UK, you'll be joined by a whole host of special guests, including Warwick Davis and Peter Davidson.

30 & 31 July 2016

Manchester

Our nearest stop: Manchester Coach Station

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Lovebox Festival, London

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Victoria Park in the East End of London, Lovebox Festival is the perfect music event for those with an eclectic taste. See acts as varied as LCD Soundsystem, Jack Garratt and Goldie, as well as partaking in fashion and beauty boutiques, cocktail bars and awesome street food. Definitely not an event to be missed ...

15 & 16 July 2016

Victoria Park, London

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August events August events

Brighton Pride

The UK's biggest celebration of the LGBT+ community returns for another year with Brighton and Hove Pride. Expect great music, amazing performances and a set from the legendary Sister Sledge!

 5 - 7 August

 Preston Park, Brighton

Our nearest stop: Brighton Coach Station

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

If you've never been to Edinburgh Fringe, now's the time! As its the largest arts festival in the world, Scotland's capital city comes alive for three weeks during the festival. Those attending will enjoy performances from anyone who's anyone in the world of comedy and arts, as well as an electric atmosphere ...

 5 - 29 August 2016

Edinburgh

Our nearest stop: Edinburgh Station

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

See the sky filled with hundreds of colorful gas fired balloons at Bristol's International Balloon Fiesta. The Annual celebration was first held in the 70's, and is now one of the largest of it's kind in Europe. Expect 100's of hot air balloon teams filling the sky over the city for the duration of the event ...

 11 - 14 August 2016

Ashton Court Estate, Bristol

Our nearest stop: Bristol Coach Station

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The Big Feastival

The brainchild of Jamie Oliver and Alex James (of Blur fame), The Big Feastival is set on Alex's working farm in Oxfordshire and this year will welcome the likes of Mark Ronson, Tinie Tempah and the Kaiser Chiefs. Being run by a celebrity chef, some amazing food and drink features too. Definitely one to attend for muso-foodies!

 26 - 28 August 2016

Alex James' farm, near kingham, Oxfordshire

Our nearest stop: Oxford Bus Station

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South West Four Festival

If you love music and are looking for some fun over the August bank holiday, take a look at the brilliant South West Four Festival. With acts such as Rudimental, Gorgon City and the Chemical Brothers, any self respecting EDM lover would be mad not to go, right?

 27 - 28 August 2016

Clapham Common, London

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Notting Hill Carnival

If you've never been to the Notting Hill Carnival, there's really only one word to describe it - fabulous. Dubbed as the world's largest street party, we know from experience that there's only one place to go for dancing, glitz and a true party atmosphere during the bank holiday weekend. fabulous.

 28 - 29 August 2016

Notting Hill, London

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