SINGAPORE (August 4, 2010) – Agoda, Asia’s global
hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Pricelince.com, today announces
some great summer rates for hotels in London, just in time to catch some of the
season’s best festivals.
summer time is when the UK’s biggest festivals take place. Making the most of
the mild summer weather, there’s a different event almost every week, from
large-scale music festivals like Glastonbury, to the family-friendly music and
arts weekender, Camp Bestival.
boasts one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the world, and while it’s a great
year-round destination, summer really showcases London at its best. The warmer
weather puts Londoners in high spirits, and visitors get to enjoy a great range
of music and theater, with the festival program stretching well into September.
considered to be London’s best festival is the Notting Hill Carnival. Held
since 1966, this is the second-largest street festival in the world, filling
the streets of Notting Hill with Caribbean color and sound for two full days. Each
year, the event features hundreds of Caribbean food stalls, a flamboyant parade
and a special children’s day where costume prizes are awarded. This year the
carnival will take place on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 August, with more than 1
million people expected to attend.
For a more
classic taste of British culture and tradition, travelers can head to another
of London’s major events, the Thames Festival. Held on September 11 and 12,
this festival celebrates a great London icon – the River Thames – with live concerts,
dance, games, children’s events and arts and science exhibitions. Program
events happen along the waterfront from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge. A
group ‘jive’ dancing session and closing fireworks are two event highlights.
completely different tangent, travelers interested in the British royal family
and sustainability can indulge these twin obsessions at ‘A Garden Party to Make
a Difference’. This event is part of the Prince Charles ‘Start’ initiative, a national
campaign to inspire UK residents to lead more sustainable lives. A Garden Party
takes place from September 8-19 in the gardens of Clarence House – where Prince
Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall currently reside – and in the gardens of neighboring
Marlborough House and Lancaster House.
Party will feature music and comedy, plus fun activities for families and
children. The musical program will be curated by Jools Holland, with many
British icons involved in the event, including Dame Vivienne Westwood for
fashion, and Clive Anderson for debating.
travelers get the most value out of their UK festival experience, Agoda has
secured the following special rates at some of the best hotels in London.
Notting Hill Suites Serviced Apartment – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 168. Agoda rates from USD 142. Book at least 7 days in advance
and enjoy 15% discount.
Premier London Notting Hill Hotel – 4 stars
Normal rate USD 165. Agoda rates from USD 148. Book a Deluxe Double room for a
minimum of 2 nights and enjoy 10% discount. Customer must book 21 days in
advance of stay.
Hotel, London – 4 stars
Normal Rate USD 148. Agoda rates from USD 118. Book at least 2 nights and enjoy
Hotel London Kensington – 4 stars
Normal rate USD 200. Agoda rates from USD 180. Stay at least 3 nights and enjoy
Tara Hotel, London – 4 stars
Normal rate USD 186. Agoda rates from USD 150. Stay at least 3 nights and enjoy
Green Hotel, London – 4 stars
230. Agoda rates from USD 195. Book any room and enjoy 15% discount.
Hotel, London – 3 stars
Normal rate USD 150. Agoda rates from USD 127. Book any room least 7 days in
advance and enjoy 15% discount.
Madejski, Reading – 4 stars
Normal rate USD 150. Agoda rates from USD 127. Book 3 nights or more and enjoy