Shop and Stay with Splendid Hospitality this Christmas

The UK is home to a wealth of shopping destinations, so why not venture out of your home town and enjoy a city shopping break this Christmas? Whether you fancy designer shopping in Wembley; the quaint streets of The Shambles in York, or Victoria Gate shopping centre; the newest shopping centre in Leeds, we’ve got you covered. So, check out our top shopping spots for this Christmas and enjoy all that the UK has to offer.

Festive Afternoon Tea at York’s only 5* hotel The Grand Hotel & Spa

The Shambles is one of York’s oldest medieval streets and one of the most photographed streets in England! Explore the charming cobbled lane of close-packed overhanging medieval houses filled with a variety of independent shops. Among the souvenir sellers you’ll also find jewellery, artisan bread and handmade chocolates. Once you’ve sufficiently navigated the maze of streets, enjoy a festive afternoon tea at York’s only 5* hotel The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, including delights such as roasted turkey and cranberry sauce finger sandwiches and Christmas pudding cheesecake, from £33 per person. Rooms start from £133 per night. For more information visit

Leeds new Victoria Gate shopping centre

With the recent addition of the Victoria Gate shopping centre, Leeds has become one of the top shopping destinations in Europe. Victoria Gate is home to the largest John Lewis department store outside London and a range of luxury and designer brands, including 17 new to Leeds. After you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped, grab a Christmas inspired gin cocktail at The New Ellington Hotel’s Gin Garden. The hotels resident gin connoisseur will be on hand to help you decide as you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 100 gins. Treat yourself and stay the night in one of the boutique hotel’s 38 individually designed rooms, starting from just £55 per night. For more information visit


London & Designer shopping in Wembley – skip the crowds

Skip the crowds of Oxford Street and visit the London Designer Outlet at Wembley Park. With over 50 outlets and discounts of up to 70%, there’s something for everyone, from fashion and lifestyle through to gadgets and gifts. There’s even an ice skating rink just outside and shoppers who spend £50 or more at the London Designer Outlet get to enjoy two free tickets for same-day ice skating! Make a night of it with Holiday Inn London – Wembley, just a 5-minute walk away with rooms from £76 per night! For more information visit

Visit Holiday Inn Northampton West and shop ‘til you drop

After visiting your favourite shops at The Heart of the Shires Shopping Village for some Christmas shopping, end the day with some rest and relaxation with a stay at the new look Holiday Inn Northampton West. Just under a 2-minute drive from the M1 Jct 16 the friendly hotel has undergone a £2million transformation. Relax in one of the newly upgraded bedrooms or play in the new Open Lobby where there are board games and a football table. Rooms start from £55 per night. For more information visit

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