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Here at, we reckon Bournemouth’s pretty great, which is why we think it’s the perfect destination for a Londoner’s holiday.

You can find most things in the big smoke, but one thing you can’t do is spend a day at the seaside, which is after all what makes Bournemouth so famous. There’s no better cure for stress than filling your lungs with sea air and swimming along the Dorset coastline. If you want to make the most of your time at this seaside resort, why not make your trip a bit more luxurious by hiring a beach hut? After you’ve spent enough time relaxing on our golden sands with a good book, you can make the most of the sea with water sports, boat trips and surf lessons.

Bournemouth beach has been voted the best beach in the UK and the fourth best in Europe, so you can be sure that your holiday at this top seaside resort will be just as special as a trip to Europe. With miles of sandy beaches, top-class facilities and on-going investment, Bournemouth beach just gets better and better! You’ll find seafront cafés and restaurants, beautiful gardens, amusement arcades and a range of places to stay on the seafront.

But it’s not just sun, sea and sand in Bournemouth. If you still want to feel that city buzz, you’ll be impressed by Bournemouth’s nightlife. Unlike many other coastal towns, Bournemouth has a huge amount going on when it comes to theatre, arts, music and nightclubs. If you want to spend your Saturday night at the theatre you’ll have plenty of choice with the Lighthouse, Bournemouth Pavilion, Regent Centre and Mayflower Theatre all close by. If music’s more your thing then you’ll be able to see great acts at the Bournemouth International Centre, Mr Kyps and the O2 Academy.

Our Bournemouth what’s on guide and Bournemouth gig guide are popular resources with Londoners, with many flocking to the coast to see shows at the Bournemouth Pavilion and BIC after visiting There’s so much going on that you’ll struggle to fit it all in! If you don’t believe us, check out our What’s On section to see how you could spend your Bournemouth holiday.

Bournemouth is full to bursting with swanky bars like 1812, Aruba and Sixty Million Postcards, whilst you can find gorgeous cafes in the countryside and beside the beaches. If you’re looking for somewhere to have a coffee after some retail therapy, Flirt café in Bournemouth Triangle is a great place to visit. One of our top recommendations for young couples visiting Bournemouth is a meal and cocktails at Aruba. This Bournemouth restaurant has a fantastic menu and looks out over Bournemouth Pier – the view is simply breathtaking.

If you’re thinking of bringing your family on a Bournemouth holiday, you don’t need to worry about what to do with the kids. We’ve got the Oceanarium, Adventure Wonderland, Moors Valley and Farmer Palmers to name just a few family attractions in Bournemouth. Living in London, your kids might not get much of a chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. With a trip to Bournemouth, they’ll be able to build sandcastles, play in the forest and enjoy countryside walks.

Some Londoners love Bournemouth so much, that they’re spending more than just a holiday here. With oversees buyers snapping up property in exclusive areas of London, Bournemouth has become a hot spot for luxury homes. Many Londoners are choosing to buy second homes or retire to the luxury seaside town of Sandbanks. This is a particularly popular area, with seaside properties selling for millions and residents including the likes of Harry Redknapp. Sandbanks is one of the most expensive places in the world to buy property and when you drive along the coast past the stunning seaside homes, you can see why. Stunning beaches, sailing boats moored in the harbour, beach polo and luxury hotels make Sandbanks Britain’s Monte Carlo. So if you have a few million pounds weighing you down, why not upgrade your holiday to a permanent move to this coastal town? If, however, you’re looking for a more modest abode, there are plenty of other Bournemouth locations which are much more affordable!

With so many people choosing to invest in Sandbanks property, it’s easy to see why Bournemouth is such a popular holiday destination.

Convinced yet? We thought so. The good news is that Bournemouth is closer than you might think. With direct rail links from Waterloo, Bournemouth is less than 2 hours by train, which means your family can enjoy an amazing seaside holiday without the stress of the airport. There are plenty of places to stay, from Bournemouth hotels to seaside holiday parks. Bournemouth is the perfect place to visit, whether you’re planning a coastal family holiday, a weekend with your friends or a romantic getaway.


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