Virgin Trains has teamed up with comedian, Joel Dommett, and have launched their brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series.
In this series, Joel will be discovering the best things to do, see and eat on a weekend away in five of the most popular destinations on the Virgin Trains route.
This comes as Virgin Trains have lifted the afternoon peak fares on a Friday until 31st August allowing you to get away on a weekend exploring.
There is plenty to at each of Joel’s destinations. The first episode sees him visit Birmingham, home of Cadbury’s Chocolate.
New episodes of Joel’s ‘West Coast Weekender’ will be released over the next two weeks. He will be visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Glasgow.
You can see the first episode below:
What did the officials say?
Joel Dommett said
“I am a very lucky boy and get to spend lots of time travelling around the UK on tour performing my funnies to mostly willing audiences. When I arrive I sound check awkwardly to an empty theatre then have a spare few hours. I could either sit in a dressing room and eat biscuits alone OR to be spontaneous and do something foodie or fun. These days I try and do the latter. Now that Virgin Trains has lifted peak restrictions on this insanely hot summer, it’s easy for you guys to be as spontaneous as little old me. Ditch the office this Friday and go for a paddle board around Birmingham instead! I wrote this while eating biscuits. God I love biscuits.”
Sarah Copley, Executive Director Commercial for Virgin Trains said:
“There are some really iconic sights to be seen along the West Coast route. We hope that by removing Friday peak restrictions this summer and showcasing some of our destinations’ undiscovered highlights, people will be inspired to head off on their very own ‘West Coast Weekender’ a little earlier and to try something a bit different. We had so much fun creating this series with Joel and we hope his spontaneity and enthusiasm encourages our customers to make the most of their weekends this summer.”
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