Shop ‘til you drop - The Best Hotels near Big Retail / Shopping Outlets

Christmas is just over 2 months away, making now the perfect time to plan a shopping trip. Make your money go further this year with a visit to one of the UK’s top retail outlets, offering up to 70% off high-end and mid-luxury brands and some of the highstreet’s biggest names.

As fun as shopping is, we also know it can be pretty exhausting. So, why not treat yourself to an overnight stay at one of the best hotels near big retail outlets? Below we’ve shared a quick rundown of some of the top shopping outlets in the UK and the nearest hotels available to book at a discounted price with Plans Change.

Bicester Village, Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire countryside is known for its picturesque, quintessentially English villages, but it’s also a fantastic location for designer outlet shopping! Yes, Bicester Village in Oxfordshire is a must-visit for high-fashion enthusiasts, with over 130 boutiques, including Christian Dior and Prada, and mid-luxury stores like The White Company.

Bicester Village is so well regarded for its luxury shopping experience that people travel from overseas to visit. It’s also known to have pop-up shops from smaller designers and beauty brands, private sales with even bigger discounts for members, and a good variety of cafes and restaurants.

Hotels close to Bicester Village include:

  • Holiday Inn Express Bicester
  • Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa
  • Travelodge Bicester
  • Travelodge Bicester Cherwell Valley

The Oxfordshire designer shopping outlet is just an hour away from London and Birmingham. It’s easy to reach by car with free parking, train or via the Shopping Express coach which runs daily from London.

York Designer Outlet

Visiting York? While the Shambles in the city centre is a must-visit for quirky boutiques and independent stores, you’re also just a 10-minute drive from the York Designer Outlet. Open daily and with free parking for shoppers, this designer outlet offers a variety of shops, including luxury labels and high street favourites, under one roof.

Find a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and bars in the food quarter and keep the kids entertained in the covered play area. You’ll also likely find pop-up activities like crafts and face painting (often during school holidays.)

Turn your shopping spree into a fun trip away with an overnight stay at one of these nearby York hotels:

  • York Pavilion Hotel by Best Western
  • Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
  • Novotel York Centre
  • Middletons Hotel

York city centre hotel discount

We’re also currently advertising a fantastic Resale Deal on a hotel room at the Park Inn, Radisson York City Centre. Enjoy an overnight stay from 25th-26th November for just £110 (originally £134.10). The hotel is just a 12-minute drive from the York Designer Outlet.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is the first and largest UK designer outlet village in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, close to Junction 10 of the M53. It boasts over 140 high street and designer brands, including Burberry, Karen Millen, Molton Brown, Monsoon and The Nike Factory Store.

With the chance to grab amazing bargains and up to 60% off designer labels, it’s no wonder so many people flock to the designer outlet, particularly in the run-up to Christmas!

Some of the best hotels near Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet include:

  • Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port - Cheshire Oaks
  • Travelodge Cheshire Oaks
  • Brook Mollington Hotel
  • Moxy Chester

Manchester city centre hotel discount

Although not super close (1 hours drive), we have a fantastic Resale Deal on a one-night stay at the Clayton Manchester City Centre Hotel 2nd-3rd December. Book for £82 (original price £102).

Livingston Designer Outlet, Scotland

If you’re planning a shopping break in Scotland, the Livingston Designer Outlet is the place to go. As Scotland’s largest designer outlet, it has over 70 boutiques, restaurants and cafes, with something to offer everyone. Luxury brands include Fred Perry, Kurt Gieger and Tommy Hilfiger, all offering high fashion for less. But there are also high street favourites like M&S and sports brands like Nike and Adidas offering fantastic discounts too.


Make the most of your visit with a short break at one of the nearby Scottish hotels, including:


  • Travelodge Livingston
  • Mercure Livingston Hotel
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel

Edinburgh hotel deal

Exciting news! We currently have a fantastic hotel resale deal on the Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City, just a 30-minute drive from the Livingston Designer Outlet. The booking, which includes breakfast, will cost you just £89 (originally £107.10). So grab it while it’s still available!

Dalton Park, County Durham

Dalton Park is the biggest outlet shopping destination in the North East, with over 65 stores, including an M&S Outlet, Next, Adidas, Molton Brown and Radley, with up to 60% off. It’s also home to a cinema and play park, ensuring fun for all the family.


And after all that shopping, if you need to take time out, the outlet is conveniently located in 55 acres of landscaped parkland, providing the perfect place for a few moments of peace.


Hotels near Dalton Park Outlet include:


  • The Seaton Lane Inn
  • Travelodge Sunderland Central
  • Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle
  • Hampton by Hilton Newcastle


Book cheap shopping break hotels with Plans Change.

London Designer Outlet, Wembley

Thought Wembley was just for football fans? Think again! Wembley is home to the London Designer Outlet - a shoppers’ paradise offering up to 70% off your favourite fashion and lifestyle labels. Popular stores include Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, M&S, Next and Kurt Geiger. Plus, there are many family-friendly restaurants, including Wagamama, Las Iguanas and Byron Burger.


If you fancy catching a film, head to Cineworld or if your hair could do with a chop, there are many salons at the outlet too. And interestingly, London Designer Outlet makes a big point of being pooch-friendly! Well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome to join you at LDO and will even be welcomed into many stores, including Radley, Trespass, Converse and Asics.


Planning a visit to the London Designer Outlet? Book a cheap hotel room in Wembley, so you’ve got somewhere close to relax and wind down after your shopping spree. 


Some of the best hotels near Wembley include:


  • Hilton London Wembley
  • ibis London Wembley
  • St George Hotel Wembley
  • Novotel London Wembley


Search and book London hotel rooms with Plans Change and keep an eye on our Resale Deals page for exclusive hotel room offers.


Shopping breaks in the UK

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