This tradition is an old one, so, if you are to indulge in some post Christmas shopping sprees, here are our suggestions for three of the best places to do so.


If you haven’t taken advantage of Manchester’s award winning Christmas Markets this festive season, why not start your Boxing Day off right in the city centre for all your high street favourites as well as independent retailers. Of course if you wish to bargain hunt under one roof, the Arndale Centre in the heart of Manchester is the largest city-centre shopping mall in Europe, and will be open until 6pm. Some stores such as Next are even open from 6am.


 If you’re around, get in touch with our team at The Portland Hotel, which is just a five minute stroll to the Arndale, with over 240 shops.


An obvious choice but Oxford Street is definitely a place where you can find almost anything, loads of high street brands plus huge department stores like Selfridges, House of Fraser or John Lewis. If you’re a fan of markets, don’t miss out on Brick Lane, Spitalfields or Borough Market, but Boxing Day bargains are also bound to be around Covent Garden and Carnaby street if you’re after something a bit more special.


 Thistle Marble Arch is located close to exclusive Bond Street and overlooking Oxford Street, this Central London hotel is the perfect place to stay and explore the capital’s best deals this Boxing Day.


The renowned Princes Street with its vast array of stylish shops and stores is ideal for boxing day deals because it ranges from upmarket designer stores such as Harvey Nichols and Jenners through to the usual range of high street department stores such as Marks & Spencer, Next, Gap and Debenhams. There are also excellent deals in some of the smaller boutiques, craft and specialist outlets.


 Let us know how your Boxing Day shopping goes and stop by The King James just off Princes Street and 300 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station – especially if you plan on staying over or just need to unwind after a long day of shopping.

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