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Crazy to plan a night away?

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HolidayThisYear · 30/09/2020 21:45

Is it crazy to plan a night away over half term with the kids? Thought we might go to London to see some of the museums and other sights, one night in a hotel. Usually would get the train (3hour train journey, similar by car).

As the rules stand we wouldn't be breaking any (as far as I can keep up with) We are not under any local lockdown etc. But is it a risky idea? Got all excited about a trip away and now rethinking....

I guess a lot can change in the coming 3 weeks.

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Pinkshrimp · 30/09/2020 21:53

A lot definitely can change. I think it’s risky.
We've been put into local lockdown with only 2 days notice. If you book it you may have to be prepared to cancel/lose money.

HolidayThisYear · 01/10/2020 16:46

@Pinkshrimp yes it's all so unknown.

Does anyone know what London is like at the moment? As in, do the attraction feel 'safe'? I feel like it's probably very quiet comparatively!

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LuckyAmy1986 · 01/10/2020 17:00

We have booked something and are now regretting it as we will lose the money if we go into lockdown! I would plan for it but not book anything... with hindsight!

mindutopia · 01/10/2020 17:05

I wouldn't go away to London and by train now. I work in London and personally I wouldn't take the train into London for work at the moment unless I absolutely had to, and my colleagues are being advised the same. I think it would be different if it's for an essential journey.

I am considering going away over half term. It would be somewhere not busy, we'd be in a cottage, self-catering, country walks, no contact with anyone else really, and we'd drive. It's not really a worry about lockdown as much, just I wouldn't do something that would risk getting myself or someone else ill unnecessarily.

BrowncoatWaffles · 01/10/2020 17:09

We've booked a night away during half term, around an hour's drive away. Currently neither we nor the city we're going to are in lockdown but we're aware it could happen and deliberately booked something where the terms and conditions were 'you can change the date with no fee up to 48 hours before'.

Nquartz · 01/10/2020 17:15

We are also contemplating a night in London (I'm tempted by seeing other people's photos of empty streets) but will book much, much closer to the time.

We'd drive there but would have to use public transport when we are there

Hangoverstruggles · 01/10/2020 21:06

@mindutopia yes I hear you. Got really excited about the idea of doing something different. We live rurally and what you're describing is all we've done for a year. Lovely as it is we wanted a total change, just for a couple of days

@Nquartz yes that is exactly what appeals! London without the crowds must be spectacular

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