Some people will be planning street parties to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29th, while others will use this time to get away for a few days' break. There's a glut of public holidays in April/May (Good Friday April 22, Easter Monday April 25, Royal Wedding Bank Holiday April 29, Early May Bank Holiday May 2, ending with Spring Bank Holiday May 30). Then no more public holidays until 29th August!
As the royal wedding and regular bank holidays all come in spring, the best time to be in the UK, make the most of the extra time off by planning a home exchange. Do check out exchange offers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and contact those of interest with your spring home exchange offer to take advantage of the extra holidays.
A few samples:
Londo Home Swap - Our lovely flat in a Victorian conversion house is surrounded by the lively local restaurants, bars and boutique shops of Clapham Junction, one of South London’s nicest and safest areas, and only a few mins from the Thames.
We are a professional couple in our late twenties/early thirties looking for a base in New York for 25th April to 3rd May 2011. Please do get in touch if you are looking for somewhere in London around this time – the Royal Wedding is on the week we’re away so there’s sure to be plenty on, and London is at its nicest in Springtime.
Londo Home Swap - Beautiful 1850 terraced early Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, with southwest facing garden, balconies, and excellent access to public transport.
10 minute walk to river Thames and views of Big Ben. Anyone interested in the Royal Wedding over here in the spring?
Londo Home Swap - We own a 3 bedroom Victorian Terrace, with open plan lounge/dining room and a 45ft garden.
Brockley is an area of SE London with an arty vibe and great local facilities. Brockley station has connections to the tube and is 8 minutes on the train to London Bridge. Brockley is also only 2 miles from historic Greenwich.
In the first instance we are looking to find people who would be interested in exchanging with us during Easter & the Royal Wedding: April 22nd - May 2nd 2011. There will be many fine festivities in London during this period! We are particularly interested in New York or places with a summer climate - over 25 degrees C.
Waldershare Park, Kent Home Exchange - Waldershare House is an 18C, Queen Anne Mansion on the 2000 acre country estate of the Earl of Guilford. Our 2nd floor apartment (lift)covers the top floor of the left wing and has panoramic views across the estate.
This is our UK home but we don't use it April - October. We are open to any suggestions that may spark our interest and we are free to travel at any time of the year.
Edinburgh Home Exchange - Very spacious, bright, comfortable, decluttered and tastefully decorated 2nd floor flat in the heart of Edinburgh. Very close to Princess Street and National Gallery (10 minute walk) and next to the Botanic Gardens. A beautiful stroll or bike ride away from Modern Art Gallery and Dean Gallery.
Looking for 1 week exchange starting on Monday 18th April.