A new road tunnel isn’t usually enough to get us excited here at Travelzoo, but the recent opening of the 1.2-mile Hindhead Tunnel on the A3 has just made journeys from London to Portsmouth up to 40 minutes shorter, and we have some fantastic deals on the south coast this summer.
The Hindhead Tunnel will also make it easier for Londoners to escape to the Isle of Wight, but for those who don’t drive, Greyhound UK has fares from $16 (£10) each way (including the ferry crossing). We’ve found a special offer at Melville Hall that includes an overnight stay, breakfast and a 30-minute spa treatment for $210 (£129) per person.
And for those who fancy taking in some maritime history in Portsmouth, The 4-star Langstone Hotel is offering a special summer offer for $113 (£69) per room, per night for bed and breakfast and a late checkout.
Journey times to Gosport and Hayling Island are also shortened by the tunnel -- getting south has never been easier. You can find our favorite deals for coastal properties here.