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As the summer fast approaches, it was found by hotels.com that the highest increase year on year for searches is Brentford, London.

This unusual place in the heart of West London is top of the list of strange hotspots that have had the greatest year on year increase in searches in the last month.

Brentford, is classed as one of the UKs most ‘unglamorous’ towns. Only a few behind Brentford was Luton which has an increase of 147% on last year, Harlow (116%), Kettering (111%), Hounslow (106%) and Burton on Trent (101%)

Top UK destinations from the Hotels.com May Hotlist:

May Hotlist

Destination

% increase in searched for May 2013 vs. May 2012

1

Brentford

227%

2

Luton

147%

3

Harlow

116%

4

Kettering

111%

5

Hounslow

106%

6

Burton on Trent

101%

Brantford is best known for M4 flyover as well as Brantford Football Club's home ground Griffin Park.

In 2004 Luton topped the list in the book 'Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK'.

Harlow is notorious for its collection of sculptures many by the artist Henry Moore.

Hounslow is known for its period houses including Chiswick House (considered the best example of Palladian architecture in Britain) and Boston Manor House (built in 1623).

Laura Watts of Hotels.com said, "Our May Hotlist is definitely revealing some different destinations to the norm, with a significant rise in searches for places you maybe wouldn't usually associate with taking a holiday. Though the 'staycation' trend has taken hold in recent years as Brits make the most of what's on their doorstep, this is still a surprising development.  However, perhaps it’s time that these underappreciated towns get the attention they deserve."


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