The leap into 2016 is a hard one. One minute we’re indulging in Christmas gluttony, the next we’re bound to strict New Years resolutions with which we deny ourselves drinks/carbs/fun. Thankfully Secret Escapes have launched Experiences for wonderful discounted treats that will keep us chipper as we step into the New Year!
1. Afternoon Tea (with Cocktails!) at The Gore
Just around the corner from The Royal Albert Hall in Kensington is The Gore Hotel. Here, for only £36, you and a friend can have an afternoon tea fit for the queen herself. But forget Champagne! Alongside your pastries you’ll be sipping on Royal Chambord cocktails. Doing a dry January? Don’t fear. You can book the Afternoon tea for any time between now and the end of March 2016 (to celebrate your good behaviour…)
2. Champagne Afternoon Tea at Threadneedles Hotel
Once an old Victorian bank, Threadneedles is now a boutique-style hotel near St Paul’s. Enjoy a glass of bubbly with a selection of fruit scones, generous helpings of clotted cream and the most delicate finger sandwiches (they’re only small, so there’s obviously no need to count the calories). For a reasonable £58 for 2 people, it’ll be hard to resist this little New Year treat. You can book this until the 7th January.
3. Three Course Dinner with Prosecco at Wheeler’s
In March 2015, Marco Pierre White added another restaurant to his portfolio – Wheeler’s in the Threadneedle Hotel. It specialises in serving the most succulent meat and seafood and has historically catered for the likes of Lucien Freud and Walt Disney! So at only £58 for two people, this fantastic three-course menu is a mouth-watering bargain! The offer is valid to book before 7th January.
4. 5* Luxury Spa Experience at COMO Shambhala
The ultra exclusive COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at The Metropolitan is a hotspot for London’s famous fresh faces. You too can book yourself in for a luxury spa experience in this little sanctuary, right in the heart of the city. At £150 per person, it may send expensive shivers down your spine, but after spending the majority of your money on other people in December, surely it’s time you spent a little more on No. 1?
5. 3 Courses and Champagne at The Savoy
The world-famous 5* luxury hotel, The Savoy, sits proudly on the bank of the Thames. One of its more informal dining rooms (although the lavish Art Deco interiors would suggest otherwise!) – Kaspar’s seafood and oyster bar – is offering a 3 course menu including champagne for £99 between two people! Now that’s a great catch! The offer is available until the 3rd January.