Half term is now over, and the kids are heading back off to school, but hopefully more memories will have been made this school holiday, more trips taken and more days out enjoyed. One of the nicest days I spent with my boy this half term was a trip to London which we took, using Snap coach travel to get to the capital from Birmingham City Centre.
I booked the trip for myself and Joe using my Buckt subscription. A Snap trip for two was one of the month’s options, and with Joe having a training day on the Friday before half term I thought this could be a fun way to spend a few hours in the capital without having to worry about over subscribed trains which seem to cost more every time you use them and often prove to be unreliable.
I was really pleased with Snap. We had a coach booked for 10.05am from the Bullring, but there are other stops in Birmingham where you can get on, including Moseley Village and Kings Norton. You get a text that confirms you coach is on its way, and can then track its movement. It was bang on time, almost to the minute, seriously impressive in the mess of roadworks that is currently the state of Birmingham.
The coach was comfortable and warm and you could choose your seats. There is a rule about no hot food which is stated at the time of booking, which means you are not dealing with someone’s smelly breakfast, but you can bring you own hot drinks/cold snacks. The driver was friendly and the journey passed fairly quickly, with multiple points in Central London where you can get off. I was pleasantly surprised that this is a cheap and easy way to get to London, and was very impressed that even in the very busy traffic of Friday in the city, the coach was punctual in picking us back up. (we did our return journey on the same day, but you can do it whenever you like if you are staying for a longer period.)
London was chilly but bright, and we spent some time shopping on Regent’s and Oxford Street, checking out Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, and basically enjoying a pleasurable few hours in the Autumn sunshine. Joe really enjoyed his day and is already looking forward to a return trip to London, where I would definitely use the Snap service again.