Places to Stay X-Mas Break – Shopping and Markets UK
X-mas shopping is on everyone’s mind during the run up to the festive celebrations, and we all want to get special gifts for our loved ones. Take advantage of cheap accommodation to treat yourself to an impromptu shopping spree on Glasgow’s famous Style Mile or on Oxford Street in the heart of London. Head to the stylish Selfridges stores in London or Birmingham, or explore your favourite designers and high street brands at the amazing Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.
Be sure to visit the Christmas markets, there is sure to be one close to most city centre hotels or bed and breakfast establishments.
Find the best accommodations – What’s on at Christmas in the UK?
If you’re hoping to find cheap accommodation in Edinburgh either before Christmas or for New Year’s Eve you can shop at a superb Scottish market till the 24th or at a traditional European style market until January the 7th – lots of time to pick up gifts and make a start on next year’s Christmas list! Visitors to London are spoiled for choice too.
Choose hotels in the West End to be close to the festival atmosphere of Winter Wonderland, a massive market, skating rink and funfair in Hyde Park. Alternatively, look for a bed and breakfast near the River Thames for easy access to the Southbank Centre Christmas Market.
Did you know that Birmingham hosts the biggest German market outside of Germany or Austria? The city’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is in Victoria Square and you’ll love trying all those German pies, pastries and sausages – washed down with authentic German beer or gluhwein of course.
Think that Christmas markets are only held in the largest cities? Bath in the south of England has one of the largest X-mas markets. Over 170 stalls line the city’s elegant streets near the Abbey and Roman Baths – and it’s good to know that almost everything for sale has been made locally.