Christmas Shopping

Shop Till You Drop This Christmas!

It’s officially that time of year again. The hallowed few weeks where you can hit the shops religiously and indulge your desire for all things retail-therapy without an ounce of guilt because, guess what? It’s Christmas and there are presents to buy – it’s basically an essential activity! It’s one enjoyed by thousands of visitors to Glasgow each year who come to explore our huge range of high street, designer and independent outlets dotted across the city. December is the perfect time to come visit our fair city and hit the streets to get your Santa list completed and enjoy a little relaxation yourself along the way! Read on to see our hottest tips for the best shopping destinations this year.

Style Mile

Given its official title a few years ago now, the Glasgow Style Mile reaches from St Enoch Shopping Centre in the south, to Buchanan Galleries at its tip. Along the way you’ll find everything you need to kick off your present-buying. Expect to see House of Fraser, Pretty Green, Karen Millen, H&M, Gap, Paperchase, Office, Zara, Lush, The White Company…. and breathe! We can’t list all the shopping opportunities here – there are just too many! – but you get the idea; shop till you drop eat your heart out!

Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch Shopping Centre

At the top and bottom of Buchanan Street respectively, it’s good to know there’s somewhere to go if the weather fails you! While St Enoch is home to Hamley’s and their fantastic winter snow display for little ones, as well as the Disney Store, Follie Follie, Dorothy Perkins and more, Buchanan Galleries houses John Lewis and their never-ending array of stocking-fillers, homewares and fashion – the perfect stop for that hard-to-buy-for relative.

2018 too far away and itching to jet off as soon as possible? Then look no further than our second deal of the day – late checkout on every weekend booking throughout December with promo code LATE used when booking through direct on the Albion Hotel website. We know that time away is precious so we’re giving you an extra-long lie in our super comfortable beds and that little bit longer before you face the trip home. So why not treat yourself to an early Christmas present and head to Glasgow for some retail therapy and relaxation? There’s plenty to see and do with our huge selection of shops in the city centre or unique, independent retailers a short walk away in the West End as well as lots more to do besides if shopping’s not your thing. Try a stroll along the banks of the River Kelvin on a crisp morning or have more than a few laughs at the King’s Theatre panto.

Whatever your style there’s always something on offer in Glasgow and with our deals both sides of Christmas offering you fantastic value you for money, it’s a no-brainer. Relax pre-Christmas or get motivated for the year ahead in 2018 with our money-off and late checkout opportunities, and we guarantee a break to remember in Scotland’s most dynamic city.