Travel the road to …. well nowhere

  • Want a holiday with a difference,
  • Want to avoid expensive travel abroad
  • Want to travel at a leisurely pace
  • Want to see a moving car park

Then this must be the most unusual, novel holiday ever – Is the holiday for you …. a 117 mile round trip on the M25?

Many of us would do anything to avoid the M25 gridlock and never-ending roadworks, but it seems that there are some who would happily pay to experience life in the slow lanes.

Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company is offering sightseers a grand tour of the London Orbital.

Paying just £15 stay at home tourists can travel the for the 117 mile road and learn about the history of the motorway – dubbed the ‘UK’s largest car park’.

There has been such a great interest in the planned trip that the company has now added a second date and brought the inaugural tour forward by seven months.

The bus company, which also runs day trips to tourist attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Bath and Bluewater shopping centre, included the M25 tour in its 2012 brochure earlier this month.

The planned date was 11 October but now the company has added an earlier 22 March trip.

The coach departs from Worthing and picks up at Hove and Brighton before heading north on the A23 and M23 to join the M25 at the Merstham Interchange.

The toss of a coin decides which direction the coach will then travel around the motorway.

According to its website, the tour will include commentary on ‘interesting facts about the motorway’s evolution’.

Company spokesman Roger French said the motorway was ‘fascinating’.

‘It goes through six home counties and you get a whole taste of the variety of London,’ he said