With the final long weekend of the British Summer just over the horizon now is the perfect time to book in that much needed you time. A last minute escape could be just the ticket to help you relax and revitalise before the coming Autumn. Read more for favourite hotels in Britain for a long weekend stay.
The City Break
Whether you’re looking for a staycation, or a weekend of bright lights big city, London is the place that has it all. Change up the pace with an extended weekend right in the centre of it all. The Ham Yard Hotel in Soho is the perfect place to base yourself for your weekend away. Situated within walking distance from the West End you’re perfectly placed to take in a show or indulge in a once in a lifetime culinary experience. Then again, why leave the hotel at all? With a bowling alley and theatre on the premises you may find it hard to step outside.
The Country Idyll
There is something quintessentially British about a long weekend in the country. Install yourself in the Pig Near Bath and play country Lady (or Gentleman) for the weekend. This beautiful Georgian country house turned delightfully quirky hotel has everything you could desire from kitchen gardens to a treatment room in the potting shed. Go for long walks in the surrounding countryside or head into historic bath for a day taking in the sights.
The Isles of Scilly are Britain’s very own tropical paradise. Located off the southern tip of the Cornish coast the Isles benefit from more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK. Making them the perfect choice for your beachy break. Book yourself a Tresco Sea Garden Cottage and enjoy white sandy beaches and palm trees without leaving Britain
Escape the City
Those of you who live a fast-paced city life will know that sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Switch up the pace without going far from home with a relaxing weekend in one of Britain’s most famous spa retreats. Situated only 30 miles outside London Cliveden House is the ideal quick getaway. With its luxurious spa and 300 acres of beautiful grounds, you’ll feel a million miles away without going far from home. Take a dip in the infamous “Profumo Affair” pool or book a treatment in the stunning spa.
what to wear
The City Break
What to Pack: When packing space is limited you need clothes that can-do double duty. Our luxurious velvet loungewear is cosy enough for relaxing in your room but will transition effortlessly into an evening look, so you’ll look city chic as you step into the bar for your pre-dinner aperitif.
What to Pack: Our Silk-Lined Wool Robes are fit for royalty, so you’ll fit right in with the Pig’s opulant decor. Plus, they’ll keep out any pesky draughts, this is England after all.
What to Pack: An occasion like this calls for nautical stripes. Bonsoir’s cotton stripe collection is that perfect hint of retro seaside cool without verging on kitsch. Top tip to save on packing space, double up your loungewear as a cover up over your beach wear.
Escape the city
What to Pack: Make sure your loungewear looks are worthy of Nancy Astor. We recommend packing a luxurious silk handmade by Bonsoir, none of those reusable spa robes for you.
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