Last month, on a dark and rainy Saturday, I took shelter at the Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House Hotel in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
A little later than your usual spa day, I booked into the ‘Evening Retreat’, making my way up from London after a lazy morning at home for a spa session, treatment of my choice and a three-course dinner.
The return of the colder, darker weather can leave you feeling a little down. For most of us it means almost a year to wait until our annual summer getaway — but with these staycation ideas for three UK destinations, you can beat the cold weather blues.
Milton Locks, Portsmouth,
There are lots of great staycation ideas you can use to help you recharge those batteries. Here, you’ll discover why UK destinations can be just as good as going abroad.
If you’re planning a date night in London, then Covent Garden should definitely be at the top of the list. It is a beautiful place to explore and it has so much life bustling around that you can’t help feeling like you’re on holiday (even if you’ve lived in London your whole life, like me).
From buying each other gifts to indulging in dinner and drinks and even spending the night in a Covent Garden hotel*, here’s what I suggest you do for the perfect date night…
Ha Long Bay was a huge disappointment. I hate to say it – but I am not the only person who has.
The pictures look phenomenal and so a day trip from Hanoi, in which you’re promised an afternoon of cruising through the islands on a boat, having lunch and visiting a few sites, was on the top of my list of things to do.