With many nations around the world still struggling to get to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic, travel restrictions and social distancing mean countless millions of us are cooped up inside our homes with summer holiday plans cancelled.
But, provided your health is ok, one thing that might help cheer you up is planning an extravagant post-lockdown party to celebrate the lifting of restrictions, reunions with family and friends and setting down into whatever the ‘new normal’ will be.
So if you could go anywhere, would it be a golden beach in Jamaica where you’ll sit sipping a cold beer and listening to bass-heavy reggae while the waves tickle your toes?
Or perhaps you fancy heading to the pristine snows of Lapland to chill out with reindeer and see the Northern Lights?
But don’t forget that some of the best bars and banter in the world are on offer in Britain and its warm welcoming culture makes it an international socialising space.
With that in mind, here are three superb UK locations for a post-lockdown party.
Bustling London is a natural choice for a city that offers something for every taste.
Drink at quirky Simmons in Soho and you can enjoy cocktails served in teapots, 90s video games consoles and cracking happy hour promotions, but bohemian Camden is a cool choice too, with brilliant bars like Lockside Camden and the Camden Head Pub.
Liverpool is one of Britain’s best nights out and Liverpudlians are amongst its friendliest locals – that’s the perfect double-whammy for a wonderful time.
Concert Square and Albert Dock are self-contained party zones where you can eat, drink and dance without having to stray too far, but the trendy Baltic Triangle is also worth a look – you’ll have a whale of a time at bars like The Baltic Social and Baltic Fleet.
Manchester is one of the world’s culture capitals and it has produced an amazing array of influential musicians over the years – The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Happy Mondays, Joy Division, and New Order, to name but a few.
As you might expect from such a hotbed of creativity, it’s a great place to eat, drink and be merry and the trendy Norther Quarter is a great place to start, with terrific pubs like the Abel Heywood, Hold Fast Bar and TNQ.
Getting there and getting around
Provided you leave plenty of time after partying for the alcohol to leave your system or have a designated driver, Britain is a brilliant place to drive around and explore under your own steam as there are surprising discoveries around every corner.
Enjoy Car Hire has car rentals at Heathrow and a range of other UK locations and it’s easy to find a make and model that suits.
Meanwhile, to grab the cheapest flights to the UK, check comparison sites like Skyscanner as early as possible.
If you do choose to party in Britain when lockdown eases, stay safe and have fun – you deserve to let your hair down!