Airbnb Reveals 62% of Travellers to the UK this Spring Bank Holiday are Brits Opting for a Staycation

  • 62% of travellers using the platform are Brits opting for a staycation
  • UK hosts on Airbnb are set to welcome 226,000 guests this Spring Bank Holiday weekend
  • Airbnb also revealed a 55% increase in family travel to the UK

Today, Airbnb revealed 226,000 guests will stay with hosts across the country this Spring Bank Holiday weekend.*

With temperatures peaking at a   record breaking 28 degrees during the early May Bank Holiday, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Brits make up 62% of guests travelling with Airbnb in the UK instead of spending the long weekend abroad.

Hosts on Airbnb  in the UK     will also welcome guests from almost 150 other countries over the weekend. The top guest arrivals, ranked by nationality are:

  1. UK
  2. US
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Australia


There has also been a significant increase in family travellers using the platform in the UK, with Airbnb revealing a 55% rise compared to the same period last year.

With 48,000 guest arrivals, London hosts will be welcoming the highest number of guests this Spring Bank Holiday. The most popular destination in the capital over the weekend is the North West London borough of Brent with 900 guest arrivals to the borough’s 2,200 active listings on Airbnb. In London, Brent was followed by the neighbourhoods of Bayswater and Hammersmith in terms of highest number of guest arrivals  to    the capital.

Guests travelling to the capital have also  been booking Experiences on Airbnb while they’re in town, with  a secret concert in an East London treehouse topping the list*. Here are the most popular Experiences this Spring Bank Holiday:

  1. Secret Concert
  2.  Royal London Walking Tour
  3. Explore Backstreets with a Historian

*Projected guest arrivals during the period 25 May 2018 and 28 May 2018

*As of  22 May 2018

All homes and experiences in this press release are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse these listings or any other homes or experiences on the platform.