This year, to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 60 year reign, Britain is getting an extra bank holiday. This Diamond Jubilee holiday (5 June) has pushed the total number of bank holidays in 2012 up to nine and we still have five left to enjoy.
Travelzoo has negotiated a number of fun and affordable deals for you to enjoy over the upcoming bank holidays on 4 and 5 June and 27 August.
Start your bank holiday in style with a champagne breakfast package for two at any one of 26 Hilton hotels nationwide, including four London properties and hotels in Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Glasgow and Newcastle for £24, saving up to 65% on the regular price of £67.90. The perfect way to start a day of Jubilee bank holiday shopping.
Here at Travelzoo we know that many see bank holiday weekends as a chance to relax and enjoy a bit of pampering. So we have negotiated a cracking deal at Chessgrove Day Spa in Bromsgrove for £35. With this package you can enjoy 25-minute treatment, a glass of champagne and a mezze platter and save 50% on the usual price. When a reviewer from Worcester News visited the spa, they raved about the "amazing" outdoor pool facilities, so if the weather holds up it would be great to take a dip.
Those who would prefer a quintessentially British afternoon tea experience can visit The Thistle Marble Arch, which is near London's Hyde Park. For £25, you can have afternoon tea for two -- half the usual price. This deal particularly tickled our fancy because you can choose between a glass of champagne or summery Pimm's.
However you decide to spend your bank holidays, we hope that you enjoy your extra day off work. See more Local Deals.
Manchester-based producer Claire Stapleton contributed to this post.