As families prepare for the big Bank Holiday getaway the recent trend of a staycation is in fact not a new phenomenon.
A historical collection of pictures sheds light on holiday antics of yesteryear, featuring destinations in London and Surrey as well as other towns, cities and villages in the UK.
The photography spans from 1857 to 2015 and includes local staycation images including bank holiday picnic at Boxhill in Surrey in 1906 to seeing flamingos at Chessington Zoo in 1960.
More than 330,000 images have been published by Ancestry.co.uk of historical Britain as captured by English photographer Francis Frith and his team.
The photos even show similar past times during the holidays still enjoyed today from a picnic in the park to a trip to London Zoo and even the dreaded traffic.
New research by Trivago revealed more than three quarters (76%) of Brits will choose a staycation this bank holiday weekend, suggesting the nation is falling back in love with some of Britain's most iconic holiday destinations.
Other favourite British staycations and activities from centuries ago, still enjoyed today, include a trip to Blackpool Beach or even a bike ride in the country.
The collection of images is free to view on the Ancestry website this Bank Holiday weekend.
The London and Surrey Collection:
1. A quiet Notting Hill High Street in 1890.
2. Bank Holiday traffic in Romford in 1922.
3. Rowing in Wallington Park in 1960.
4. Family day in Raphael Park in 1921.
5. Getting on the train at Clapham in 1899.
6. A busy Hyde Park Corner in 1900.
7. Flower sellers at Covent Garden in 1877.
8. Fishing in Kingston Upon Thames in 1890.
9. Strolling along Richmond Bridge in 1890.
10. Flamingos at Chessington Zoo in 1960.
11. Bank Holiday picnic, Boxhill, Surrey in 1906.
12. Elephant at London Zoo in 1913.
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