In the wake of the historic coronation of King Charles III earlier this year, Agoda, a renowned digital travel platform, has revealed the top UK destinations that garnered the most searches in May.
According to Agoda’s data, searches for UK travel have surged by approximately 2.5 times compared to May 2022, reflecting a heightened global interest in the region.
Leading the list is London, the capital city renowned for its royal landmarks and cultural richness. Not only does it offer iconic attractions like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, but it also boasts world-class museums and luxury shopping experiences. Accommodation options like Mimi’s Hotel Soho and The Royal Horseguards Hotel provide lavish stays, while Mama Shelter London offers a modern, budget-friendly alternative.
Scotland’s enchanting capital, Edinburgh, takes the second spot. Famed for its historic castles and royal allure, Edinburgh invites visitors to explore the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Holyrood Palace. The Scotsman Hotel and Tigerlily Hotel are notable mentions for those seeking a royal-like stay.
Manchester, known for its rich industrial heritage and vibrant cultural scene, ranks third. Highlights include the Manchester Town Hall and Chetham’s Library, the world’s oldest library. Football enthusiasts are particularly drawn to the city, home to Manchester City and Manchester United. Hotels like Hotel Gotham and The Edwardian Manchester offer luxurious stays at reasonable prices.
Liverpool celebrated for its cultural heritage and musical legacy, particularly The Beatles, is fourth on the list. Attractions like Liverpool Cathedral and Albert Dock add to the city’s charm. The Pullman Liverpool Hotel and Hope Street Hotel are excellent choices for accommodation.
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is fifth, famous for its architectural splendor and cultural richness. Visitors can explore Glasgow City Chambers and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Accommodations like Native Glasgow and Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel provide convenient and comfortable stays.
Lastly, Birmingham, located in the heart of England, is known for its extensive canals and cultural attractions like the Birmingham Cathedral and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Aston Villa football team are also popular attractions. Hotels such as the Edgbaston Park Hotel and AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham offer excellent services at affordable prices.
Agoda’s Associate Vice President, Tarik Fadil, commented, “The UK’s appeal as a tourist destination is stronger than ever this year. From the allure of the royal coronation to world-class sporting events and the charm of British culture, it’s thrilling to see such a spike in interest for travel to the UK.”