Love it or hate it, the holiday season is a time for shopping – hopefully, you love it. London is one of the best places for getting your Christmas shopping done. No matter what your budget is, there’s always a place for you to stay while you check off your Christmas list.
Montagu Place in Marylebone and Tune Hotel Paddington offer accommodation in close proximity. They are both excellent choices for a London Christmas shopping excursion and each will suit budgets of different sizes. If you want to keep things on the value side, Tune Hotel Paddington is central and inexpensive. But if you want to treat yourself, the 4-star Montagu Place offers comfort and customer experience.
Choose which one is right for you this year: budget brilliance at Tune or the boutique benefits of Montagu Place?
Tune Hotel Paddington
If you’re looking for a budget hotel option with a great value price tag, you can’t go wrong with Tune. Their Paddington hotel is central, not far from the train station. And their great location is ideal for access to a range of shops.
As well as its central location, Tune Hotel Paddington has a range of other benefits. Its budget model means you won’t need to pay any more than necessary for your hotel room. Book your room with an ensuite and comfortable bed and you can choose to add on any extras if you want or need them. If the location of the Paddington hotel doesn’t do it for you, you can choose from five more hotels in London.
If you’re on a budget for your hotel, you probably want to seek out some budget shopping opportunities too. When you’re on the hunt for a bargain, there can be no better place to start than a market.
Portobello Market has a fashion market, as well as second hand goods. Even if you can’t find suitable gifts, it’s great for inspiration too. You could also head into Paddington Station to explore the shops in there. Pick up some luxury choccies from Hotel Chocolat or pop into the Paddington Bear Shop for…well, a Paddington Bear. Make your way to Edgware Road for high street names ranging from Marks & Spencer to Argos.
Perhaps you’re looking for something at the higher end of the price scale, but not so expensive that you blow your Christmas budget. The 4-star Montagu Place in Marylebone provides comfort and a homely place to stay, along with exceptional service.
You can really make the stay yours, thanks to the attention the team at Montagu Place will lavish upon you. You have a choice of comfortable and stylish rooms, a private bar, and delicious breakfast. Plus, there’s a Seasonal Special offer, which gets you 10% off your stay of three nights or more between December 18th 2016 and February 12th 2017.
Where Tune Paddington gives you access to high street shops, Montagu Place is very handy for boutiques. Pair your boutique hotel with unique shops using the guide to secret London boutiques on their blog.
Some are nearby, while others are a little further afield. Walk down Marylebone High Street to find a range of shops, from jewellery designer Kabiri to fragrances and fancy bed linen from Cologne and Cotton. Keep heading south to Bond Street, and you will discover Selfridge’s, John Lewis, Debenham’s, and more. If you’re not sure where to go, the team at Montagu Place will help you come up with a plan.
Of course, all the shops accessible from Tune Paddington are easy to reach from Montagu Place, and vice versa. So if you’re saving on your hotel or splashing out on it, you could do the opposite for your Christmas gifts.