Christmas Shopping in England – Part Three

Still don’t know what to get for a few people on your Christmas list? Not to worry, we’re here to help. Seeing as money is no object in the current economy (ha!), we thought we’d tempt you with luxuries that are sure to please any good little girl or boy at holiday time. Never mind Neiman Marcus and Tiffany’s, Number One London has put together it’s very own luxury gift catalogue. After all, one can dream . . . . . .

Red Letter Days offers a champagne flight for two over London for £299

After a short pre-flight briefing you’ll board a Piper Seneca twin-engine light aircraft for a fantastic half hour sightseeing trip. From take off in Essex you’ll follow the Thames west into the heart of the city, getting a view of the capital that most people only see on the opening titles of EastEnders. You’ll see the Millennium Dome, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, the towers at Canary Wharf, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, then turn north to fly over Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and the royal parks, before heading back east to land in Essex. You’ll get an amazing perspective on the geography of the city and a bottle of champagne to enjoy once back on terra firma.

Rent Castle Moat House from Historic UK £974 – £2334 Per Week
This unique and wonderful turreted castle, dating from 1550 and brought up to date with great style, boasts luxurious and extremely spacious accommodation with romantic appeal. Divided into two dwellings in the last century and Grade II listed, its orignal leaded light windows, stone mullions, panelling and decorated ceilings are delightfully complemented by many pieces of craftsman built new furniture and contemporary soft furnishings and lighting. Enjoying views over the moat to surrounding woodland, Castle Moat House offers great tranquillity yet lies close to many places of interest and activity.

Visit Bath – On the Orient Express

Bath on the British Pullman – From US$530 per person

Travel from Victoria London to the historic city of Bath a la Hercule Poirot. The trip includes Brunch with Bellini on outward journey, guided tour, four course dinner with champagne and wine on return journey.
On arrival at Bath you will be met by guides who will accompany you on a coach tour of this delightful city taking in the sights of the city and the famous Roman Baths and Pump Room. There will be a little free time for you to explore Bath on your own or, alternatively, you may prefer to spend the whole time in Bath at your leisure.

Give Them a Dip in London’s Only Rooftop Pool

Unique among London hotels, The Berkeley boasts a pool with stunning panoramic views across Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. Use of the pool is complimentary with the purchase of spa services. We suggest the Day Spa Indulgence package

4 hrs £375

Body Skin Preparation 25 mins

Comfort Touch Massage 85 mins

Berkeley Elegance Facial 55 mins

Eye Supreme 25 mins

Mini-manicure 30 mins


  When all else fails, there’s always Afternoon Tea at the Ritz – £39 per person


Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

Ham Sandwiches

Chicken Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

Mature Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches

Egg Mayonnaise and Cress Bridge Roll

Freshly Baked Raisin and Apple Scones with

Devonshire Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve

Assortment of Afternoon Tea Pastries

Ritz Chocolate Cake

Ho, Ho, Ho!

4 thoughts on “Christmas Shopping in England – Part Three”

  1. There's snow all over Britain but not yet in London!
    Been spending too much time in libraries, pubs, theatres, and posh restaurants to post lately but hope to make up for it soon.
    Enjoy the warmth. If I don't see snow here, I most certainly shall when I'm Stateside again!

  2. They're keeping the snow in reserve until I land. Loved your last post – keep them coming!One more month and I'll be home. Freezing, but home. Give my regards to Cecil Court in the meantime, stop in at Mark Sullivan Antiques and tell Mark and Dave that the "Wellington woman" will be there shortly!

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