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5 Shopping Day Trips For a Girlie Day Out

By 15th May 2014October 15th, 2016Day Trips

If you’re celebrating a birthday or setting out on a hen do, nothing hits the spot quite like a girlie shopping trip. With luxury coach travel from Mayday, you can make an occasion of it and leave the driving to someone else for a change.

In this article, we’ll look at five shopping destinations that will get any girlie weekend off to a great start.

1. Westfield Shopping Centre

Westfield is within easy reach of London, yet there are enough shops to keep the most avid shopaholic busy until closing time. Perhaps the biggest draw is The Village, a designer mall within the Westfield centre housing brands like Gucci, Mulberry and Versace, all within the same small hub. This centre famously covers the same area as 30 football pitches; killer heels are probably a bad idea on this particular coach trip.

Mayday Travel offers coach trips to Westfield for less than the price of a new dress.

2. Harrods

Christmas shopping at Harrods, travel in comfort

Christmas shopping at Harrods, travel in comfort

Harrods is a department store and tourist attraction rolled into one, with 330 distinct sections under one roof. Founded in 1834 in Southwark, the Harrods brand has evolved over the years to include premium food, wine, household and clothing brands. Its Brompton Road location is a truly massive store; it spans 5 acres, employs more than 5,000 people and has served customers like Elton John, Oscar Wilde and Charlie Chaplin over the years.

Harrods is included en route to Westfield (above), so you’ll be spoilt for choice on your London shopping spree.

3. Wilton Shopping Village

Wilton Shopping Village is located in the beautiful, historic town of Salisbury. It’s a fantastic day out, particularly when the sun is shining, and its island setting provides a serene backdrop. Retailers include Cotton Traders, Edinburgh Woolen Mill, Ponders Home and Pavers Shoes, and the River Nadder gives this pretty location a rural feel. If you’re looking for something a little different to a shopping centre, Wilton is a great choice for you and the girls.

Visit Wilton Shopping Village and Salisbury for less than the price of your brand new sandals.

4 Camden Lock Market

Harrods may hold its own on the tourist trail, but Camden Lock Market is a worthwhile destination in its own right. With retailers selling crafts, street food, art and gifts, Camden Lock is a cultural experience that will excite the senses. Its creative heritage makes it the ideal destination for quirky shopping and surprising finds, and at weekends, it’s much easier to travel to and from the markets via coach than it is via the tube.

Mayday Travel offers senior discounts for this trip, so it won’t put a dent in your shopping fund if you bring gran with you.

5. Katelijnestraat, Bruges

Bruges Christmas Market2

Christmas time in Bruges can be magical

A day trip to Bruges could be just the thing to blow the cobwebs away. Katelijnestraat (Saint Catherine Street) is one of the most well known shopping streets for food and drinks, including those two famous Belgian exports: chocolate and beer. At Christmas, this area becomes a winter wonderland with its own Christmas market.

Mayday Travel offers Bruges day trip tickets for less than the price of a round of drinks at your local.

Book Your Day Trip

Mayday Travel runs regular, scheduled day trips to locations across England and Europe. We pick up from a range of convenient stops, including Streatham, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Sutton, Wallington, Croydon, Purley, & Coulsdon.

For more information, or to book seats for your mates, give us a call today on 0208 680 5111 or contact us here.