How To Spend A Decadent British Weekend

A lot of the UK’s glitz and glam is centred in and around London. The British capital is an excellent destination to head to for a decadent splurge. In London, money always seems to run out quicker and there’s so much potential for spending it on something you wouldn’t let yourself afford back at home. Save up and treat yourself to a weekend visit. We all deserve a spending spree once in a while it’s just got to be healthy for the mind, right?
Consider this selection of money guzzling activities in London and have no regrets.

Shopping

Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges are absolute musts for anyone on a weekend splurge looking to purchase fine clothing and accessories. Fortnum & Mason is an unrivalled destination for foodies where you can also stock up on original souvenirs to take home.
Soho, Picadilly and Mayfair are home to designer shops. For local favourites, visit Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Stella Mccartney’s stores.

Pampering

London is a spa goer’s paradise. Choose from a range of day spas offering classic and exotic treatments, from facials to full body wraps. Covent Garden is home to the renowned Sanctuary spa. There’s a selection of special offers for couples and groups of friends to choose from. In February, enjoy a glass of prosecco and a cupcake on the house when you book a spa day!
The ESPA Life spa is set in the glamorous Corinthia hotel. Its design is dedicated to bringing a sense of intimacy to the 2,500 square metre space it inhabits. Relax in discreet suites, a sauna, hammam, steam room and ice fountain.

Dining

Don’t save pennies on food in London. Treat yourself from morning to evening with a hearty breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Indulge in the breakfast buffet at your hotel most offer a vast spread of international fare.
For lunch, try trendy Orange Public House in Pimlico that offers classics with a twist in a relaxed setting. Vinoteca near Oxford Street is another great option for smart casual diners.
An amazing afternoon tea can be enjoyed at most classic hotels in London such as The Ritz-Carlton and The Savoy. For a modern alternative in a quirky cool interior, head to the Parlour Room at Sketch just off Regent Street for a large selection of baked goods like macaroons and other sweet treats.
At dinner time, choose a restaurant run by a well-known chef. They have a reputation for a reason. Heston Blumenthal presents splendid food at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, and Jamie Oliver’s flagship restaurant is Fifteen in Shoreditch.

Staying

Check yourself into a hotel in one of London’s classiest neighbourhoods. To save a bit of money on accommodation, leaving you with more to spend on other luxuries, look out for various weekend deals and packages.
Areas like Kensington are home to many an excellent hotel, such as Royal Garden Hotel. A hotel in London Mayfair is another great choice. Choose the Hilton Green Park that’s set in a Georgian townhouse.

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