London - Peak seasons vary from destination to destination, but visit at traditionally less popular times of year and you’re likely to find fewer people – and lower prices. Here are five of our favourite options for off-season escapes.
Forget summer in La Serenissima, explore Venice in winter and enjoy what the city has to offer without having to battle hordes of other tourists. The piazzas, canals and churches become instantly more accessible (and the canals are significantly less smelly), while flight and hotel rates drop off around mid-November. Temperatures will be chilly and there’s always the slight risk of “acqua alta”, which is what the Venetians call temporary flooding, but that’s nothing a good pair of wellies can’t contend with.