18th October 2017
Top 5 Spots for Christmas Shopping
There’s nothing quite like getting in the festive spirit with a shopping day out with your loved ones. Explore the stores all decked out in their finest lights, warm up with a mulled wine, and get those gifts ticked off the list. We’ve put together 5 top spots for Christmas shopping, so make a stay of it and rest your weary feet in the comfort of a cosy hotel room.
1. Radisson Blu Edinburgh
Edinburgh really knows how to go all out for the festive season, with the Christmas markets, ice rink, rides and spectacular shows. The 4 star Radisson Blu Edinburgh is centrally located on the historic Royal Mile, just a 6 minute walk to Princes Street, the main shopping drag in the city. For luxury labels, George Street is only one street up from here, where you can find top brands, coffee shops & trendy bars for a mid-shop pit stop. The hub of the Christmas markets and attractions are based in the Princes Street Gardens, which is also only a short stroll away. The hotel itself is beautifully modern, from the contemporary bedrooms to the fabulous Itchycoo Bar & Kitchen. Need to relax and unwind? Spoil yourself with an indulgent treatment in the hotel’s spa before taking a well-earned soak in the swimming pool.
Get an Exclusive Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Deal with Hotel Connexions from only £189 per room / per night.
2. Hallmark Hotel Glasgow
Festive revellers were delighted to hear about the return of the Glasgow’s Christmas Market, which takes place in George Square from the 25th November to 29th of December and at St Enoch’s, which runs from the 9th of November to the 22nd December. The Hallmark Hotel Glasgow is a convenient 10 minute walk to the festivities and the fashionable Buchanan Street shopping strip, where you will find all the best high street labels and the fabulously decorated House of Fraser store. For more boutique shops, Glasgow’s famous Byres Road is only 20 minutes by bus from the hotel, or motorists can keep in from the cold at Silverburn, an upmarket indoor shopping centre, only a 10 minute drive away. The hotel has parking available to guests at £7 for 24 hours, and is also easily accessible for customers coming by train with the nearby Anderston station.
Get a Christmas Shopping Package at the Hallmark Hotel Glasgow from only £99 per room / per night with Hotel Connexions.
3. Caledonian Hotel, Newcastle
The Caledonian Hotel is a chic and contemporary hotel based in the vibrant centre of Jesmond, just a 20 minute walk (or 5 minutes by car) from Newcastle city centre. Home to 2 of the largest shopping centres in the UK, the famous intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square, you are truly spoiled for choice getting those great Christmas gifts in the city of Newcastle. The hotel has plentiful free parking for guests, giving easy access to all the key shopping areas. Looking for luxury? A trip to Newcastle wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Fenwick department store for all the top brand names in clothing, accessories, cosmetics and homeware. Recently refurbished, the hotel is the perfect place to relax after a day shopping til’ you drop. Guests have a range of dining options available, from an indulgent Afternoon Tea to a traditional Sunday lunch or hearty meals available in the lively Billabong Bistro.
Stay at the Caledonian Hotel in Newcastle with our B&B Deal from only £67 per room / per night.
4. Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt
The Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt is located in the vibrant South Kensington area of London, with fantastic transport links such as the nearby underground running across the city – including King’s Cross, for those coming to the city by train. London is famous for top shops, with the most famous retail district Oxford Circus, where you can find over 300 stores, many flagships stores and the legendary Selfridges, which takes about 15 minutes from the hotel by public transport. For a real festive extravaganza, head to Hyde Park for the Winter Wonderland event, which is only 8 minutes by underground from the hotel. Brimming with attractions such as Christmas markets, ice rink, fabulous shows, rides, a Santa Land and what’s more, is it’s free entry!
Rates vary for the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, so get the best deals by calling us on 0141 212 5053.
5. Parklands Hotel Perth
This winter, kick off your Christmas shopping in Perth with craft markets, festivals and lots of family fun to keep everyone entertained. The Parklands Hotel is based right in the city centre, which is only a short walk from the train station, or for those taking the car, the hotel offers lots of free parking. Perth has a great selection of independent retailers, great for finding those unique gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. Throughout the season, the city will be bustling with street entertainers, reindeer, music and rides to keep up the Christmas cheer throughout your shop. On the 18 & 19th of November, taste, try and buy at the Chocolate & Gin Street Fest where you can keep the little ones busy by booking them into the children’s chocolate workshop whilst you sample all the tasty delights. After a day on your feet, relax and unwind back at the hotel with a delicious meal in the informal No 1 the Bank Bistro, or for a gourmet experience, dine in the 2 AA Rosette 63@Parklands restaurant for a real treat.
Stay at the Parklands Hotel this festive season with our B&B deal from only £129 per room / per night.
Feeling inspired? Why not get away this festive season with our Christmas, Twixmas and New Year Packages, which you can find here. Prefer to talk, call us on 0141 212 5053.
Written by Annika Rieley, 18 October 2017.