Winter wonders: why a stay at Shaftesbury Hotels isn’t to be missed

Paddington Winter

The conventional wisdom may be that British winters are far from the friendliest; yet, more often than not, they’re warmer and more enjoyable weather-wise than their reputation would have it – and, don’t doubt it, should you be considering a wintery short-break in London, you’ll be utterly spoilt for choice when it comes to things to get up to in early 2019, both indoors and out…

  • Burns Night (25thJanuary) – throw yourself into all the feasting, imbibing and carousing in venues throughout the city in the name of Scotland’s favourite son
  • London Art Fair (16th-20thJanuary) – browse through more than 125 galleries of high-quality, purchasable artworks at the Business Design Centre
  • Chinese New Year (5thFebruary) – the West End (and especially Soho’s Chinatown) is the place to be for the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia, including the UK capital’s traditional, annual parade, full of vibrant colour and spectacle, and a fireworks display later in the evening (10th February)

  • Valentine’s Day (14thFebruary) – savour an irresistible, intimate meal at one of the city’s many, marvellously romantic restaurants, followed up by the likes of a loved-up stroll along the South Bank
  • London Classic Car Show (14th-17thFebruary) – mix with petrol heads of all kinds and take a close look at some of the greatest examples of vintage vehicles and super-duper modern motors at the ExCel London
  • London Fashion Week (16th-20thFebruary) – soak up the designer vibes around the place as the fashion world’s great and good descend on London Town or, if you’re lucky enough, rub shoulders with all the fashionistas by attending one of LFW’s catwalk shows or talks at a stylish venue.

And if all that wasn’t enough to convince you that a few days spent in London’ll make for the ideal winter short-break, then the following savings to be made at the Shaftesbury group of properties surely will. Indeed, of all Central London hotels special offers you might come across, we’re confident you won’t chance upon as diverse – or perhaps as comprehensive – a collection of short-break savings as those across our family of properties:

  • 45 Days Advance Purchase Saver – if you know you’ll be visiting London six weeks before your trip, be sure to take advantage of this terrific offer
  • 21 Days Advance Purchase Saver – is your London getaway three weeks away? If so, don’t hang around to make the most of this super-saver of a deal
  • 14 Days Advance Purchase Saver – pre-pay your break in London a fortnight ahead and make some serious savings
  • 7 Days Advance Purchase Saver – pay for a trip up to week before you depart and free up some put-aside cash for when you’re actually in the capital
  • 15% Off – get a terrific 15 percent off best available rates when booking direct with any of our Shaftesbury hotels
  • Get up to 20% off at Park Grand London Heathrow– when you make an advance direct booking with our hotel at Heathrow Airport
  • Stay for 7 nights get last night free – book a full week’s stay and enjoy the final night completely free, with our compliments
  • Stay for 6 nights get last night free – alternatively, book for six nights at any of our properties and pay nothing for the last night of your stay
  • Stay for 3 nights get 7% off – book three night’s stay in the capital (maybe a long weekend?) and enjoy seven percent off the best available rates
  • Super Sale – book just two nights at any of our hotels but get a great 10 percent off your entire stay
  • Bountiful indulgence – finally, make an advance reservation direct with any of our properties and savour a full English breakfast (for two) and further spoil-yourself-rotten treats, such as complimentary chocolates, cake and bubbly in your room.