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UK Christmas shopping breaks

21st November 2012 Print
Shopping breaks

This year, Christmas shopping needn't be a dreaded annual trolley dash. Hotels in some of the UK's top retail destinations are now offering shopping break deals, from as little as £59 per room. And, with many packages inclusive of high street vouchers and based on two people, they represent a cost effective way to make an occasion of the festive shopping duties.

Comprising some of the world's best shopping, light displays and festive entertainment, London is a top destination for December.  One of the best deals in the city is at the four-star Crowne Plaza London Docklands, which is offering a festive getaway that won't damage the shopping budget. From just £89.50 per person, the one night break includes a jug of mulled wine for two, a three course dinner at the Docklands Bar & Grill Restaurant, breakfast and full use of the hotel's leisure facilities.

With over 1000 shops and retail outlets, from major high street names to quirky boutiques, Leeds has something new to offer even the biggest shopaholic.  Located in the in the heart of the action, the Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre Armouries offers an overnight break of shopping with style. Priced from £198 per room, the package includes a two-course dinner at a nearby restaurant, a mid-shopping pit stop in Harvey Nichols for a two-course lunch, plus a refuelling breakfast the next day.

In Northern Ireland, the Holiday Inn Express Antrim is offering a two night Christmas shopping break in partnership with the Junction One Shopping Centre.  Priced from £140 per room, the deal includes dinner on the first night and a full Irish breakfast, along with discount shopping vouchers for the Junction One Shopping Centre.

Milton Keynes currently has some of the best shopping outside London, with the thecentre:mk home to over 260 shops and services, all under one roof.  For as little as £60 per room, shoppers can stay at the Ramada Encore Milton Keynes, which includes breakfast, complimentary shopping vouchers and a late check-out for those in need of their beauty sleep.

The Trafford Centre - the UK's biggest shopping centre - has teamed up with the Ramada Encore Warrington to offer a Christmas shopping escape, with prices starting from just £59 per room.  The package comprises an overnight stay and breakfast the next morning, along with a book of discount vouchers for the Trafford Centre - the ideal place to find all those Christmas essentials.

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