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We stand for thrill and adventure, and we say Christmas should be no exception. To add an injection of something special to the festive period, here are our top picks for a 12 days of Christmas to remember.
12 – Twelve glasses toasting
Get ahead of the New Year crowds by gathering with friends at one of London’s many champagne bars – like Kettner’s Townhouse, where 12 Champagnes are available by glass or coupe. Bottoms up!
11 – Eleven Lord’s a-leaping
Explore the home of Cricket, taking in the museum before rounding out the day with a drink in the Lord’s Tavern.
10 – Ten pipers piping
Book a last minute getaway to Scotland’s capital and explore the bustling Christmas market to the tune of Edinburgh’s instrument of choice: the Bagpipe.
9 – Nine holes of golfing
Take in a leisurely round of golf at [local golf course] before stopping by a cosy country inn for afternoon drinks by a roaring fire.
8 – Eight awarded gins
A jewel in the capital’s crown, the City of London distillery produces eight multi-award-winning gins which you can sample on one of their fascinating tours.
7 – Seven winter walks
Explore the winter countryside each day of your Christmas week. Ramble from quaint market town to quaint market town along the glorious Costwold Way, or meander through Humphrey Repton’s landscape masterpieces at Sheringham Park in Norfolk.
6 – Six horses racing
Food, cocktails and brass bands await at Ascot’s Christmas Racedays on the 20th and 21st December. Don’t miss two days of exhilarating action at the last major event of the year.
5 – Five star escape
Enjoy a luxurious weekend at the Mandarin Oriental in the heart of London this Christmas – the perfect base from which to explore shops galore and Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.
4 – Four spa treatments
Indulge in a day of relaxation with a loved one at one of the UK’s top spas, like The Grove in Hertfordshire with its Mansion Suites and Sequoia Spa.
3 – Three enchanting attractions
Step into Wonderland at Blenheim Palace. Explore the lavishly decorated state rooms echoing Alice’s journey through Wonderland before taking in a breathtaking light show and a variety of stalls at the decadent Christmas Market.
2 – Two Michelin stars
Indulge in a taste of stardom with Michelin-star dining at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
1 – One dazzling collection
Bicester Village houses the biggest names in fashion all in one place. From Armani to Versaci, there’s something to fill every stocking.