What jingles to mind when you think of Christmas time? Peace and goodwill. Sleigh bells and mistletoe. Turkey and stuffing sandwiches. Or, is it the thousands-strong crowds of shoppers desperately searching for bargains in shopping centres, antiques stores, and late-night petrol stations? Avoid that last-minute scramble for Christmas goodies with the Christmas retail cheat sheet from Jurys Inn, showing you what’s where and how to get there.
Scotland & Northern Ireland
There’s no excuse for missing out on a day of Christmas shopping on your wintery getaway in Scotland or Northern Ireland. Retail centres like Victoria Square in Belfast are perfect for a shopping break, where you can pick up oddments and oversized garments from high-street hipster haven Urban Outfitters to or grab the coveted iPhone X from Apple.
Just a 20-minute drive from Jurys Inn Edinburgh
Just a 9-minute walk from Jurys Inn Glasgow
Eastgate Shopping Centre
Just a 6-minute drive from Jurys Inn Inverness
Just a 12-minute walk from Jurys Inn Belfast
The North West is one of the best regions for shopping in the UK, with retail landmarks like the one and only Liverpool ONE bustling right up until Christmas Day. Brave the notorious crowds at one of the most popular Zara stores in Britain or relax with a smooth espresso at Liverpool’s brand-new Nespresso boutique.
Just an 8-minute drive from Jurys Inn Manchester
Just a 12-minute walk from Jurys Inn Liverpool
The Trafford Centre
Just a 15-minute drive from Jurys Inn Manchester
An hour train journey from Jurys Inn Liverpool
Wrap up warm and head out into the bitter winds of the North East for a comprehensive shopping experience in Newcastle, with upmarket boutiques and quirky flea markets like Grainger Market where you can find unique gifts for everyone. There’re independent stores and acclaimed street food stalls like Sloppy Joe’s, hailed as the best street food in all Newcastle.
Just a 7-minute drive from Jurys Inn Gateshead
Just a 10-minute drive from Jurys Inn Newcastle
Midlands & Wales
Quality shopping centres are ten for a penny in the Midlands and Wales, with plenty of ultra-popular centres like Meadowhall in Sheffield. World-renowned retailers like All Saints share the streets with cosy Christmas markets, so you can pick up a glitzy New Year’s Eve outfit and a few handmade decorations in one trip.
Just a 1-minute walk from Jurys Inn Cardiff
Just a 7-minute drive from Jurys Inn Nottingham
An 18-minute drive from Jurys Inn Sheffield
The City can be a daunting place to shop, whether you’re navigating its busy streets or a dynamic shopping centre like Westfield. At this booming retail hub you can kit yourself out for your New Year’s resolution at Adidas or search for some Christmas sparkle at Beaverbrooks.
A 42-minute Train Journey from Jurys Inn Watford
A 44-minute train journey from Jurys Inn Watford
A 40-minute train journey from Jurys Inn Croydon
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