Daytrippers race to book tour of M25 (and it's not even April Fool's Day)

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Daytrippers clamour to book coach tour of M25 (and it's not even April Fool's day)PA

A tour of the the M25 is something most of us avoid at all costs. But one coach company has started offering sightseeing tours of London's notorious ring road for £15 a go – and it's already a sell out.

Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company, which offers the 117-mile trip, has confirmed that it is fully booked for its first excursion in March. And due to popular demand, it has
added on new dates in April and May.

Daytrippers will be treated to a running commentary of fascinating facts as they are transported along the ring road, taking in 'highlights' including Heathrow Airport's Terminal Five, the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, Epping Forest and the Dartford River Crossing Bridge.

The company estimates that the round trip will take four hours, although anyone with experience of the M25 will know that this is optimistic. The orbital is so notorious among drivers for its congestion and constant roadworks that is has been dubbed 'Britain's biggest carpark'.

Daytrippers clamour to book coach tour of M25 (and it's not even April Fool's day)PA

Speaking in the Daily Star, coach firm spokesman Simon Ashcroft said: " I think the M25 is worth looking at in more depth, especially now there are new services being built at Cobham in Surrey."

AOL Travel is on a mission to find the UK's worst day trips - so give us your suggestions below. Our top five so far:

  1. The Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick.
  2. Bournemouth Sewage Works Tour, Dorset.
  3. Teapot Island, Kent.
  4. Woodhenge, Wiltshire
  5. The British Lawnmower Museum, Southport.


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