If you are starting to worry that you won’t have time to do all your Christmas shopping this year, then why not consider dedicating an entire weekend to finding the perfect gifts?
By booking hostels, you could find that a shopping trip away is much cheaper than you thought, leaving you with plenty to spend on all your presents.
When it comes to shopping in the UK, London is the premier destination, with its combination of high street names and quirky boutiques.
No matter what gifts you are looking for, you are sure to find them here and with the Christmas lights and carol singers, you’ll be in the festive spirit in no time!
A great starting point is Oxford Street, boasting a wide range of stores of all kinds from clothing and jewellery to music and books.
You could spend your entire day just visiting the hundreds of outlets along this stretch, so make sure you have an idea of what you want to buy before you embark on your day of shopping.
On nearby Regent Street, you will find the best place to buy gifts for children. Hamley’s is one of the largest toy stores in the capital and with toys for girls and boys of all ages, you’re bound to find the ideal gift to hide in your little one’s Christmas stocking.
Meanwhile, no shopping trip to London would be complete without a visit to Harrods in Knightsbridge.
Head here simply to take in the displays of festive goods – or you might find something delicious to add to your Christmas dinner in the food section.
Alternatively, you may find that the quirky areas of Carnaby Street and Camden Town provide you with just what you’ve been looking for.
With such an eclectic mix of retailers, you are sure to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.
After you have spent a day splashing the cash, return to your hostels in London for a much needed rest.
If you feel up to going out again, you will find plenty of bars and restaurants in any district in the city, so you can enjoy a well-earned break from shopping with a delicious dinner.
Turn your Christmas shopping into a weekend break and visit London this year!