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Why Booking Christmas in January Pays Off

Christmas in the United Kingdom is a big deal. We enjoy Christmas markets, festive festivals, and a seemingly endless supply of food and drink. It’s lucky for our waistlines that this holly-day comes but once a year!

But once all the decorations have been packed up and this year’s haul of presents are safely stowed away, the end-of-holiday hole is quickly filled with some post-Christmas January sales. As we head online and to the high street to make good on retailers’ January sales promises, it’s important to remember that booking Christmas in January pays off too.

Toasting the Bells in Edinburgh

Over winter, Edinburgh’s beautiful Princes Street is transformed into a labyrinth of markets, festivals, and family festivities. And while Christmas in Edinburgh is big, nothing compares to Hogmanay. From a torchlight procession down ancient cobbled streets, to one of the largest street parties in the world, there’s a reason this three-day New Year’s festival is on every travellers bucket list.

View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Tickets sell out fast. Thousands of people from around the world flock to Scotland’s vibrant capital each year to toast the bells and welcome in the New Year. And while you can always count on a few Christmas, Twixmas and Hogmanay deals leading up to December, accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh at a reasonable price is hard to come by. Booking early in January is a clever way to ensure you get the best rates. It also means you’ve got a visit to Edinburgh to look forward to all year!

Getting Jolly in London

Not to be outdone by their northern counterparts, Christmas in London is every bit as magical. Every year, one of the busiest cities in the world ditches the hustle and bustle of business as usual. In its place comes a Christmas season like no other. From outdoor ice rinks and London’s iconic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. From dazzling lights to endless Christmas fairs and century-old traditions. Christmas in London always leaves everyone hungry for more.

So if you’re looking to stay in the UK next December, booking Christmas in January makes sense. It is the best way to ensure you get a great hotel deal. Enjoy your festive festivities!

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Post-Christmas January Sales You Need To Know About

When Christmas is over, we all feel the blues. But a sombre January is so last year. This year, we wait and hope for the January sales, the style and the bargains. When the January sales have us all rushing around, it’s sometimes best to know when and where to go. What is the ultimate sale? Because at the ultimate sale, we find the ultimate bargain. With the ultimate bargain, we have the ultimate start to the year.

The London Eye for Bargains

Whether it be venturing to another city or finding the best deals in your doorstep, we have it covered. For clothes and accessories, the be all and end all of the January sales to grace is Selfridges. Whether you’re hitting the Trafford Centre, or luckily strolling down the streets of London, Selfridges is the place to be. With its vibrant mix of both designer and high street fashions, you’re on track to find yourself a barrage of steals or the perfect designer splurge that you convince yourself is really a saving.

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The Scottish Saver Spree

Here’s another convincing sale to pull you from the PJs and throw you into January. The Edinburgh sales will turn that crisp cold nose into a freezing but infectious grin. When strolling through Edinburgh, Princes Street is the place to be. For your January Sales, what better place is there to go than that still decorated with the Christmas feel, although it seems like Christmas has been reduced. With all its accompanying bars and restaurants, there is plenty of excuses to stop off, have a gossip and toast a wee dram to that stylish new trend you’ve picked up for less.

And finally, Highland Heaven

Of course, with every sale there is always those extra special bargains. Why not forget the accessories and look for the even more indulgent bargains. Turn your bargain find into a bargain stay. Take a luxurious break into the Scottish Highlands. Let the January blues melt away and get yourself back to the natural, beautiful wonder you are, with the help of the idyllic highlands.

At Ness Walk in Inverness, kick-start the year with a stay in a five-star luxury hotel and enjoy all the pleasures this riverside hotel has to offer. With their beautiful wines, foods and views, this hotel offers luxury stays for everyone.

If you’re looking for a hotel that offers spa facilities in Inverness, then Kingsmills is just the ticket. Take advantage of their regular special offers and treat yourself to a relaxing time in the hands of an expert.

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Don’t let the post-Christmas blues get you down. Get smart with the January sales and stay one step ahead of the game!

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