A survey of 2,000 people has found that Brits are not necessarily using their summer holidays to simply bask in the sun.

As it turns out, our biggest pleasures on holiday are escaping the every-day such as having to clean the house and do daily chores.


The study, commissioned by bathstore, looked into Brits holidaying habits, and 66% of those surveyed said that the best part of their holiday was the relief of stepping away from the domestic drudgery of cleaning.


To further highlight that we are a nation of simple pleasures, more than one in six (17%) respondents admitted that one of the best things about being on holiday was stealing the toiletries, with Norwich and Southampton being the cities that admitted to stealing the most mini shampoos. Other popular perks of staying in a hotel included not having to cook, having the luxury of an ensuite and a comfy bed.


However, when it comes to taking the journey, many participants highlighted that using a 'toilet-in-transit' was their worst experience of the trip. Nearly a third of us (31%) hate using toilets on aeroplanes, and a further fifth of us won't go to toilets on trains or coaches, instead choosing to ‘hold it in’ for the full course of the journey.

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