A Stylish Staycation

A Stylish Staycation

Whilst there is currently a sense of excitement in the air – thanks in part to Gareth and the England boys - about normality resuming (in some form or another!) soon, one thing that is looking likely is that for many of us, holidays this year will mean staying closer to home. With a fantastic selection of towns and cities to explore in England that boast masses of culture, history, glamour (and we reckon a good few nights out!) – we believe there is so much to look forward to in booking a few nights away in our very own country.

From deciding on which intriguing place you might wish to venture towards, to packing the perfect attire to suit your location, we’ve derived a guide to what we think is going to be the hot topic of 2021 – The Stylish Staycation!

Fancy yourself as a movie extra?

Whether you see yourself as member of the 1900’s urban gangsters The Peaky Blinders, or perhaps more of a classic British detective like Morse or Lewis – England is home to a range of fantastic filming locations that will have you feeling as though you’re the lead part in a TV drama or film ready to hit the screens at any point – and we have the style to match!

For those Harry Potter fans out there, a trip to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland will take you back to the 2001 film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ where various sections of the magical movie were filmed. Be sure to pick something warm from our fantastic selection of coats if you do decide to take a trip – from casual coats to raincoats and gilets, you can never depend on the weather up North!

Perhaps a top pick for the detective fans amongst us, Oxford is a key location for detective series’ such as Inspector Morse, Endeavour and Lewis (just to name a few!). If you’re fancying yourself as an extra in a classic detective series – will you be dressed to impress? We have an outstanding range of suits, shirts, overcoats and accessories to help you build your classic, timeless look.

Or maybe it’s time to get the black-tie dinner suit out and head to Highclere Castle in Hampshire for a Downton Abbey themed champagne picnic afternoon tea or a castle tour and stay in one of the surrounding lodges!

A bit of a foodie?

If you’re looking to make fantastic food and drink the central point of your trip, there is an outstanding selection of award-winning restaurants spread across the country to tickle your taste buds! If you’re wanting to step out in the ‘Peak of Country Style’, there are numerous dining experiences to consider.

A visit to the Star Inn at Harome on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors would be very fitting, with the thatched Inn having been consistently listed as one of the UK’s top eateries since opening in 1996.

Or perhaps you want to take a trip further down South to The Fat Duck in Berkshire, home to the innovative dish creations of celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal. Having been awarded 3 Michelin Stars, Best Restaurant in the World and Best Restaurant in the UK, it is definitely another one to consider!

If a city dining experience is more your style, Roots in the City of York is a new entry in the UK Michelin Guide, having been awarded its first Michelin Star in 2021. York is a fantastically historic city founded by the Ancient Romans that boasts the 13th Century Gothic Cathedral, York Minster – as well as numerous exciting shops and other eateries to explore. Make your city break a weekend to remember – and be sure to let us help you commute in style!

Planning a business trip?

Whilst perhaps not the most relaxing of trips away, business trips will likely make a comeback as we delve further in to the year and when travelling to the big cities such as London, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds – we have a collection to assist you in making your best first impression that will be sure to seal the deal!

Is that wedding bells we hear?

And finally – it’s time for people to tie the knot! All being well the English summer weddings (whether originally planned for this year or postponed from last year) should be able to go ahead very soon! If you’re planning for a lockdown-free summer wedding, whether your own or someone else’s, we have an unrivalled collection of wedding suits and separates for every taste – and we’re always here should you need our expert advice on looking your best for the big day and beyond! Plus, (whilst our fingers are crossed that this isn’t the case, we’ve still got you covered…) you can buy with confidence with our ‘no quibbles money back guarantee’ should your wedding be cancelled due to changes in government guidelines!

A favourite wedding location of ours has to be the stunning Holme Pierrepont Hall – a fantastic venue with a team of incredibly dedicated people working hard to ensure couples get the wedding of their dreams!


Whatever the occasion (and whatever English weather card you get dealt!) we have a style that will be perfect for you. Plan your destination, get us on board to help you pack your bags and then let the stylish staycation commence!