Staggering! Blackpool Is the Place for Pre-Wedding Bash

By Prynn, Jonathan | The Evening Standard (London, England), March 7, 2003 | Go to article overview

Staggering! Blackpool Is the Place for Pre-Wedding Bash


Prynn, Jonathan, The Evening Standard (London, England)


Byline: JONATHAN PRYNN

DUBLIN and Amsterdam have already barred them, and Prague may soon follow suit.

Now London's notorious stag night revellers are set to make Blackpool - the brashest, wildest and most vulgar destination of them all - the unlikely choice for that last blast of freedom.

Until now, for Londoners at least, it has been regarded as just too tacky, too rain-lashed and absurdly difficult to get to. The u180 standard rail journey takes four hours on the West Coast Main Line, with an obligatory change at Preston. By car the 248-mile journey can take just as long, even if the M6 is clear of traffic jams. Which is hardly ever.

But, from May, a new twice-daily flight - with a one-way fare of u29.99 - will bring the legendary Lancashire resort within 40 minutes of Stansted airport.

With its thriving lap-dancing industry, its near limitless accommodation and future role as the "Las Vegas of Britain", Blackpool is being seen as the perfect stag weekend territory.

Jane Seddon, head of Blackpool's tourism department, said: "It's fun, it's unpretentious and it was built for having a good time."

Matt Mavir, managing director of the specialist stag and hen night organiser lastnightoffreedom.co.uk, said the resort will have to work on its cheap and cheerful image in order to attract large numbers of London revellers.

"If you just want to get lagered in a major drink-athon, then it's great," he said. "But it also has the potential to be fashionable in a sort of retro-chic way. However, I don't think you could explain to the locals that you are just being ironic."

At the moment Blackpool ranks 19th among the 39 destinations offered by the firm, languishing between Southampton and the Brecon Beacons. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Staggering! Blackpool Is the Place for Pre-Wedding Bash
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.