Why Hire a Motorhome for the January Sales?
After Christmas there is the tendency to feel a little flat and deflated. Why not cheer yourself up with a break away to check out the Christmas sales? Book a Motorhome Holiday in January
We have availability either in late December or in January in either a 4 berth or 6 berth motorhome.
Motorhome Holiday in January
We can suggest ideas of where to go for the sales and also plan your route and book your campsites.A Motorhome Holiday in January ties in nicely with the January Sales and campsites will be nice and quiet so you can enjoy all their facilities with no queues.
You may already know where you would like to shop. If that’s the case let us know and we will book your campsite for you. We always aim to book campsites that are near to a bus stop or train station that will get you to your chosen location. Or, on some occasions, a short taxi ride.
Where to go?
We would recommend either Bristol, Bath, Manchester, Edinburgh, London or Birmingham.
We have researched the best places to shop in London during the January sales:
Westfield Shopping Centre
One of Europe’s largest shopping centres will open its doors on Boxing Day to kick off its mega January sale. Many stores in Westfield will have discounts throughout the month, including Zara, French Connection and Karen Millan. If you need a break from shopping hit the Westfield ice skating rink in the Atrium.
Ariel Way, London W12 7GF
John Lewis’s winter clearance sale begins on Saturday 27 December. The department store is “Never Knowingly Undersold” and this January is no exception. While supplies last, customers can receive up to 50% on a variety of items, including fashion, beauty and homewares.
300 Oxford Street, London W1A 1Ex; johnlewis.com
January shopping sales have been a big event at Harrods every year. In the past, January sales have been opened with an official ribbon cutting and celebrity appearances. This year is expected to be just as much of star-studded event as it has been in the past. Harrods discounts will also excite the crowds with up to 60% off of everything from food to home goods.
87 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL; harrods.com
Harvey Nichols will knock hundreds of pounds off of its designer labels during its sales. The in store discounts start on Boxing Day and continues until the end of January. Shoppers can look forward to getting up to 50% off on designer brands, accessories and beauty products.
190 Knightsbridge, London SW1x 7RJ; harveynichols.com
This high end department store will have amazing sales on designer apparel. Keep an eye out for discounts on dresses by Stella McCartney and Marc Jacob bags. The sales start on Boxing Day and continue into January (while supplies last).
400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB; selfridges.com
Anthropologie’s Jolly Good Sale will continue into January. Save up to 50% off homeware, accessories, footwear and clothes. You’ll be sure to find something you need among the discounts, and if not, wandering around the store is a treat in itself.
131 King’s Road, London SW3 4PW; anthropologie.com
Fortnum and Mason
As one of London’s oldest department stores, Fortnum and Mason will offer some of the best deals in town for January. The department store will cut prices, with up to 50% off everything from famous Fortnum tea, to dazzling jewellery. The sales begin on 27 December.
181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER; fortnumandmason.com
Plan for the middle of the day on 26 December to be hectic at Liberty as shoppers aim to score early bird discounts up to 50 percent off. Find outstanding bargains on women’s apparel and jewellery.
Regent Street, London W1B 5AH; liberty.co.uk
The sale has already started at Heal’s. Until 18 January, you can receive the best deals on stylish homeware. Heal’s is offering 30% off furniture and 50% off lighting. Clearance items are on sale for up to 70% off of the original price.
234 King’s Road, London SW3 5UA; heals.co.uk
For Boxing Day only, LK Bennett will offer discounts on its luxury fashion. Can’t make it to the store on Boxing Day? No worries! Starting on 1 January LK Bennett will offer New Years sales on even more of its apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories.
Duke of York Square, London SW3 4SG; lkbennett.com
Wolf & Badger
Wolf & Badger features a wide range of emerging design talent and starting on 23 December shoppers can find discounts on these products with between 20 and 50% off. The sale continues throughout January.
46 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AB; wolfandbadger.com
START’s cutting edge designer brand products will be on sale with up to 50% off. Score great savings on clothing from the likes of Alexander Wang, Acne and more popular, renowned brands.
40 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3BN
For more about shopping in London see link below
Brum is a great place to head to for the January sales. You will find a brilliant variety of shops as well as a big selection of restaurants and nightlife.
You will definitely find bargains in the Bull Ring, one of Birmingham’s shopping centres. The Bull Ring is home to 160 of the usual high street shops.
Designer stuff can nbe found at The Mailbox. You can find Harvey Nichols, Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani.
If you want to build in time for relaxtion try The Spa at The Cube.
For more about shopping in Birmingham see link below
While in Bristol check out either the centre of Bristol i.e Cabot Circus and Broadmead for bargains.
Also pay a visit to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.
These two locations should give you plenty of choice.
While you are in Bristol take a look a Clifton Suspension Bridge, pictured below.
For more about shopping in Bristol see link below
Manchester is a great location for shopping. I came ac across a brilliant article about January sales shopping this year, and rather than rewrite it I’ve added a link below for you to browse through.
For more on shopping in Manchester see link below
A long way to travel from our base so you would be looking at a slightly longer break here if possible.
Edinburgh is probably the most scenic of our January shopping break destinations, and also with the wind howling down from the surrounding hills one of the chilliest. Enjoy shopping in Princes Street overlooked by Edinburgh castle. It is a great place for bargain hunting. Also, don’t miss St Andrew Square, home to five storey, glass fronted Harvey Nicholls. The newest addition to Edinburgh shopping is St James Centre, this holds a range of designer shops. Don’t miss the cobbled lanes of the Old Town where you will find numerous independent shops and boutiques. If you head to the Grassmarket (a covered market) and The Royal Mile you will see more tradtional Scottish goods, e.g. tartan and shortbread.
If you decide to take a little refreshment break call in at Bar Missoni (1 George IV Bridge), there you will find stylish surroundings and great cocktails.
Alternatively head to Harvey Nichols fifth floor bar and restaurant and enjkoy a drink while looking at the spectacular views of the castle and the Firth of Forth.
If you are in or near to Prince Street you may choose to enjoy refreshments in The Balmoral, this hotel mixes grand gothic exteriors with modern interiors and a Michelin Star restaurant.
For More about shopping in Edinburgh see link below
Christmas Shopping Tips
Before you leave home have a wardrobe clear out. In the sales it can be tempting to grab the first things you see, but this is not the best strategy. After your wardrobe clear out make a list and see what you actually need. This will help you to focus your mind on things that will go with your existing wardrobe.
Sales shopping is fabulous but do remember the new season will soon come round and it may be best to buy new season clothes too, maybe divide your budget so that you spend some in the sale and a little on new season purchases.
Think about next years trends as well as what you want to wear now when shopping in the sales.
If there is a new style or colour that you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t been brave enough to try, the sale is the ideal time to do it at a fraction of the usual cost.
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