London really is a shopaholic’s dream to suit every budget and style. If it’s shabby-chic and vintage pieces you’re hankering for, head to the world famous Camden, Portobello and Brick Lane markets.
Visit Oxford Street where you’ll find one and a half miles of shops to satisfy shoppers looking for famous high-street brands. For a bit of indulgence and street entertainment along the way, try Covent Garden and Seven Dials with its boutiques, beauty parlours and five-star brasseries.
Picture this typical travel scenario: you’ve been dreaming of travelling to London your entire life. You’ve finally saved up a bit of money and are in place where you’ll have the time to make the journey.
Maybe you’ve just graduated college, maybe you’re due for a career break, maybe you’re in need of a major soul-searching journey that will change your life forever.
Then you go online and look at hotel prices, and quickly realize that instead of a month in London, you can afford….oh, maybe two days. Three if you don’t eat.
It’s Mother’s Day in the USA tomorrow, but if you’re based in the UK along with the flowers and card, why not treat Mum to a mini-break? We have got great ideas for activities and places to stay, all guaranteed to make this Mothering Sunday one your Mum will remember.
Shop till she drops
Few countries do shopping quite like the UK and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to giant shopping malls where Mum can shop to her heart’s content. One of the country’s biggest is at Bluewater in Kent, home to a massive 330 shops and over 50 eateries. Not to mention the surrounding lakes and parkland, perfect for a relaxing stroll after some hard shopping.
How much will it cost? Alongside ‘Where is it?’ it’s the burning question guests ask when they’re booking a holiday.
So do guests get the answer when they click Prices on your ad? If they don’t you’re wasting their time and yours. But most of all, you’re losing out on bookings and revenue.
With online booking guests can query the price by entering their holiday dates and number of guests. However some guests will look at your table of prices if they’re not quite ready to book so it’s still important for the prices to be crystal clear.
Buying a property in France? Then it’s worth being aware that French stamp duty, or taxe de publicité foncière, increased by almost 1% on 1 March. Find out more about the change and which regions have opted out.
The increase of 0.71% is applied to the sale price of all completed purchases (actes authentiques) that take place from 1 March 2014. The rise only affects properties built at least five years ago (a lower rate applies to newer properties, which hasn’t been changed).
A temporary rise?
The extra money generated from the increase will be going to local councils, forming an important part of their budgets and compensating for reduced government grants.
Whether you’re out and about or just need to book your holiday in a hurry, you can now do it in super-quick time via your smartphone on holidaylettings.co.uk.
Our newly designed smartphone-friendly site responds to the size of your iPhone or Android device, tablet or computer screen, letting you easily find and book a holiday retreat, whenever and from wherever you are.
Previously, searching via your smartphone would have redirected you to a slimmed-down mobile version of our site. But now you have instant access to all the menus, features and latest updates in a space that works for whatever gadget you’re using.
Searching for a holiday can be time-consuming, especially when your plans aren’t flexible and you have specific dates in mind. There’s nothing worse for travellers after finding the right place to stay and requesting to book it, to then discover that it isn’t available.
In fact, out-of-date calendars are a massive time-waster and the number one guest complaint. Plus they’re a sure-fire way of missing out on bookings.
Easy to update
But the good news is it’s really easy to keep your calendar up to date on Holiday Lettings and make sure you maximise your booking opportunities.