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Best Girls’ UK City Break: Spa or Afternoon Tea?

Whether you are getting together with old school or university friends, arranging a hen night or just having a fun weekend away with your best mates, London is probably one of the best places to go for the ultimate girls’ weekend if you are staying in the UK. It is easy for friends to travel to from all areas of the UK and there is such a huge amount to see and do that you and your girlfriends can’t fail to have a brilliant weekend away. So if you have a trip to London booked, here are a few things you need to be sure to do:

Spa Trip

As anyone who’s watched too many romantic comedies knows, no girls’ city break would be complete without taking the time to pamper yourselves with a spa treatment, you may find that the hotel you choose to stay in offers these or you can try one of the top spas in the UK such as the Espa Life Spa in the top of the line Corinthia Hotel or perhaps the slightly more modestly priced but still amazing Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden. There are plenty of spa hotels and day spas in London to suit all budgets. Why not book yourself in for a massage or a pedicure at the end of a long day’s shopping or sightseeing? It’s sure to be a welcome stop for your group of girlfriends.

Afternoon Tea

Empress Hotel afternoon tea, Victoria
Empress Hotel afternoon tea, Victoria (Photo credit: are you gonna eat that)

Afternoon tea is another favourite pastime for a group of your best girlfriends, and has been gaining popularity all around the UK. What can be better than relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of a luxury hotel, whilst sipping tea and eating beautifully presented scones and cake and gossiping with the girls? There are so many options for afternoon tea, nearly every large hotel in London will offer this, it is usually served from 2pm onwards and so you have plenty of time to take in some sights before stopping for an afternoon tea break. Just be sure to book ahead, as afternoons can sell out rather quickly at the most popular hotels!

Find a centrally located hotel that suits your budget by choosing a hotel online and then planning your weekend activities around those easily accessibly from your location. Make the most of a city break with the girls by booking ahead at a bar or restaurant to ensure you can get a table if you are a large group, and also remember to factor in gratuity. There are many London bars which will let you reserve an area if you are in a large party, or perhaps just a booth or table if you are a small group. Cocktail bars are plentiful in London and can be a fun way to start off your night, perhaps followed by visiting a nightclub if you are in the mood for dancing or moving on to another bar or a restaurant if you fancy a quieter night in the city. London has nearly anything you could possibly need for a fun evening out!

Marie Bucklebury loves planning weekends away with her girlfriends. She writes about lifestyle topics for a digital marketing company.

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