New Year In The UK: 5 Hotels To Enjoy Christmas Shopping

The best way to get pleasure from Christmas shopping is to stay in a fashionable hotel, have breakfast and go to the nearest store. After an hour or two, go back to the hotel, have a cup of coffee and continue shopping until dinner. Then come back, relax in your room or near the fireplace in the lobby and again go shopping until you feel that it’s enough for today and it’s time for you to have a refreshing cocktail at the local bar. Let your hotel become for you the relaxing oasis after numerous shopping centers and boutiques! So, check out luxury hotels throughout the UK, which will be the best lodging for shopping fans. These hotels are situated close to the best shops, boutiques, shopping centers and shopping streets of the major English cities!

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Waldorf Astoria is located on Princes Street in the heart of Edinburgh. Since the opening of Burton Taylor Theater in 1960, many celebrities have stayed at the hotel. For example, Sean Connery lived there during his visit to Edinburgh, as well as Nelson Mandela chose the Caledonian Hotel as his residence for the duration of his stay in Scotland.

Christmas shopping

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, which is located on the site of the former railway station, features an amazing atmosphere of the Victorian era, filled with majestic calm and silence. As soon as you enter the hall with packages of gifts and purchases, the friendly staff will immediately help you bring them to your room. You can also have a cup of aromatic coffee or a refreshing cocktail in the Peacock Alley bar situated under a stylish glass roof.

Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh

Accommodation Price: from $200/room

The Angel Hotel, Cardiff

The real gems of the city are prestigious shopping centers – the Victorian and the Edwardian arcades, which are situated behind the Angel Hotel. In the 2- and 3-story 800-meters-long labyrinths you’ll find the greatest boutiques and vintage shops of Cardiff – Kelly’s Records, Claire Grove Buttons, Cardiff Violins are among them.

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The Angel Hotel was opened in 1883, just at the time when the Marquis of Bute completed the restoration of Cardiff Castle, which is a perfect example of the return of the Gothic style of architecture to the UK. If you decide to celebrate Christmas in the UK, don’t forget to visit this magnificent building, which preserves the centuries-old riddles of British history.

Address: Castle St, Cardiff

Accommodation Price: from $70/room

Malmaison Birmingham Hotel, Birmingham

This stylish hotel is located in the prestigious Mailbox area. Many years ago there was a post office, but nowadays this part of the city has turned into a grand shopping area. In the building of the hotel there are elite boutiques of Harvey Nichols and Emporio Armani. Malmaison features 189 rooms with classic double beds, showers and elegant decorative lighting.

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Upon check-in you will be provided with a compliment from the administration – a bottle of chilled Malbec wine. On the ground floor there is an excellent bar Malbar, where you should definitely go after an active shopping day.

By the way, it’s better to rent a car in Birmingham to get there, because the public transport stop is situated at a distance from the hotel. In addition, the hotel offers free parking for its lodgers.

Address: 1 Wharfside St, Birmingham

Accommodation Price: from $95/room

Sofitel London St James, London

If you plan to enjoy shopping on London’s Jermyn Street or take a walk around the shopping centers behind Piccadilly Circus, you should stay at Sofitel London St James Hotel. The hotel is placed in the old mansion, where the soldiers of the British army stopped during the war. Today, this luxurious building features high ceilings, a stylish lobby and a charming Le Balcon restaurant.

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Bedrooms and bathrooms are distinguished by exquisite French luxury. This is the perfect place to stay during the Christmas shopping season. In front of the restaurant you’ll find a small meat shop where you can have a snack or a glass of wine. However, for those who spend whole days for shopping, a quick lunch of three dishes is provided.

Address: 6 Waterloo Pl, St. James’s, London

Accommodation Price: from $310/room

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Bristol

Hotel du Vin & Bistro is one of the most modern hotels in Bristol. This is a cozy place where you can relax after a pre-holiday shopping in the two largest shopping centers of the city – Broadmead and Cabot Circus. There’s no better place to celebrate the New Year in the UK and make excellent purchases. Such well-known brands as River Island, House of Fraser and New Look are presented there.

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In case you wish to find such elite brands as Makers, Blaze and Rag Trade, set off to Christmas Steps on Colston Road. Before you go up to your luxurious two-room suite, visit Janneau Bar and Library and order a warming cocktail from a friendly bartender.

Address: The Sugar House, Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol

Accommodation Price: from $150/room

London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Birmingham offer great lodgings in case you like shopping and don’t want to waste much time to get to the store. So, choose your favorite destination of the UK to celebrate Christmas and enjoy an incredible Christmas shopping.

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