London goes on sale from Boxing Day (December 26) to the end of January, making the capital city a magnet for shoppers looking for a bargain on High Street or in couture. Corinthia Hotel London’s fabulous location in the center of town means that visitors can walk to the majority of the best shops.
The sales run the range of London’s major shopping avenues – from Bond Street and Burlington Arcade to Regent Street and Sloane Street in Knightsbridge. Mark downs of exclusive designer brands can be as much as 50%.
What is more, the historic low for British currency against the US Dollar will make January sales a lavish experience for visitors from the US.
The hotel’s concierges can arrange personal shopping experiences at Harrods in Knightsbridge and Selfridges in Oxford Street, arrange collections from shops to save being loaded down with bags*, and can provide an entrée to exclusive brand shops, such as Dolce&Gabbana on Bond Street, to give shoppers a VIP experience.
However, the biggest show in town is the annual London New Year’s Eve Fireworks and the hotel is perfectly positioned for a front row seat. Launched from the foot of the London Eye, guests staying at the hotel will enjoy a bird’s eye view from any river-facing room.
The ten-minute-long fireworks display, powering off from rafts on the Thames, lights up the sky from miles around. The 100,000 tickets have long been sold but if hotel guests want a closer look then they will be given a wrist band to access the fireworks area. Some of the best views are from Waterloo Bridge, Westminster Bridge and Victoria Embankment, all minutes from the hotel.
After all that excitement, guests should chill in the hotel’s four-story ESPA spa and if the thought of shopping is too much, then they can nip downstairs to the Harrods gift shop in the hotel’s Lobby which will satisfy most gift requests.
About Corinthia Hotel London
Housed within a Victorian building, Corinthia Hotel London features 294 rooms, including 40 suites and 7 penthouses, offering sweeping views across London’s most popular landmarks. The hotel is within a ten-minute walking distance from attractions such as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and the Royal Opera House.
Corinthia London provides unrivaled world-class luxury with superb ground floor offerings, including The Northall restaurant, serving the best in British produce throughout the day; modern Italian cuisine at Massimo Restaurant&Bar; and the musically-inspired Bassoon Bar. The new Garden Lounge offers all-day dining options in an al fresco David Collins Studio designed garden landscape, and a comprehensive cigar and spirits menu for late night entertaining.