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23/11/2014

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Bicester Village

Bicester Village is one of the collection of nice, chic outlet shopping villages. If you fancy a day of pure indulgence in the fashion world, this is the place to visit. With the likes of Armani, Prada, Versace, Gucci, Dior and Hugo Boss to name but a few of the boutique outlets on offer. For more information, including opening times, click here.

Directions:

Located in the heart of Oxfordshire, just 60 minutes from both London and Birmingham, the village is easily accessible by car and train. There is also a dedicated coach service, The Shopping Express, which runs a daily service (excluding Christmas Day) direct from London. Further details on all travel options can be found online.

By road: A map is available upon request from reception. Bicester Village is approximately 50 minutes' drive from Stoke Park.

Take the M40 to Junction 9. Follow the A41 for 2 miles towards Bicester and then the signs to 'Village Retail Park' and 'Bicester Village Outlet Centre'. There is no charge to use the car park.

A taxi can be ordered from reception. Approximate taxi fare from Stoke Park is £90.

By rail: The train from Slough takes between 1 hour 40 minutes and 2 hours and costs £26.40 (adult single fare)

Central London

With a wide range of shopping locations to rival the best shopping cities in the world - Paris and New York - London is definitely a place to indulge in fashion. Below is an overview of the main places to shop.

Knightsbridge:

Home of British haute couture and two of the most famous department stores in London, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Tube from Paddington: Bakerloo Line, Jubilee Line, Piccadilly Line

Bond Street:

Well known for its designer stores such as Versace, Prada and Fahri.Tube from Paddington: Bakerloo Line, Jubilee Line

Covent Garden:

A major shopping area of London, boasting great designer shops, little boutiques and quaint cafés and restaurants. There is often live entertainment in the streets.

Tube from Paddington: Bakerloo Line, Piccadilly Line

Oxford Street:

With more than 300 shops and 5 million square feet of retail space it really is London's busiest street. From high street shops to huge department stores, there are plenty of shops for every taste, including Topshop, Zara, Mango, Debenhams and Selfridges.

Tube from Paddington: Bakerloo Line

Directions:

By road: Journey time depends on which locations you wish to visit. You can order a taxi from reception.

By rail: There is a regular service from Slough station into London Paddington, running every 20 - 30 minutes. From Paddington there is an extensive tube service that runs to all of the above shopping destinations.

Westfield Shopping Centres

Westfield The Village:

For a one stop shop with all the designer shops you can imagine under one roof, this amazing shopping centre is definitely one to take the time to come and visit. What's more it is easily accessible via underground, train and car, with great parking facilities.

At no other shopping centre will you find someone to park your car, carry your bags and even style your wardrobe. For more information, including opening times and parking information, click here.

Directions:

By road: 25 minutes. Ask at reception for a map. Easy access via the M4, M40, A40, A4, M25, North Circular and central London. A taxi can be ordered at reception.

By rail: Easy access via tube and overground. A train from Slough to Paddington takes 20-30 minutes and from Paddington the tube can be taken: Shepherd's Bush (Central Line) and Wood Lane (Hammersmith and City Line) are right on the doorstep of Westfield. White City (Central Line) and Shepherd's Bush Market (Hammersmith and City Line) are a few minutes walk away.

Westfield Stratford City:

The new Westfield in East london is Europe's largest urban shopping mall with international brands, a fresh food court and enough leisure and entertainment to keep you there all day. For more information, including opening times and parking information, click here.

Directions:

By road: Ask at reception for a map. Easy access via M4, M40, A40, A4, M25, North Circular and central London. A taxi can be ordered at reception.

By rail: Easy access via tube and overground. A train from Slough to Paddington takes 20-30 minutes and from Paddinton the tube can be taken: Central or Jubilee Lines to Stratford.