A London Staycation with BuyAGift

We love travelling and exploring new places. But we love a good staycation equally. Staycations are easy; there is no hassle of currency exchange or the mad rush to the airport or waiting for luggage at the airport luggage carousel. And when you live close to one of the world's most visited cities - London - the idea of a staycation is always welcome.

Buyagift who are one of the UK’s leading providers of experience days offer a number of great short break deals. From seaside breaks in Cornwall to country breaks in Cumbria to city centre getaways in London and Manchester, and much more, they have something to suit every taste and budget. We recently enjoyed a delightful staycation in London using one of Buyagift's short break experiences - Two Night Escape at H10 London Waterloo. Included in the experience was two nights’ accommodation for two and full English breakfast both mornings.

H10 London Waterloo - 4 star hotel in London
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Buying and redeeming a Buyagift experience voucher is very easy and simple. Once you have picked & purchased your short break, you are sent a voucher either by post or by email. We opted for email as its quicker and greener than post. And then all you need to do is, log on to the Buyagift website, enter the voucher details and contact the holiday provider. In our case, it was H10 London Waterloo, who were quick to respond and booked us in on our requested date. As simple as that.


H10 London Waterloo


The H10 London Waterloo boasts of an excellent location. It is located near the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye and is a short walk away from Lambeth North station (Bakerloo line) and Waterloo station (Jubilee, Bakerloo, Northern lines). This close proximity to train stations and popular tourist attractions make the H10 London Waterloo a perfect base for a dreamy London staycation.

Designed for both business and leisure travellers, the H10 London Waterloo has 177 bright and modern rooms, which are equipped with all the amenities one could need for a comfortable stay. The room types include a standard double room, deluxe double room, double room city view, double room London Eye and the Junior Suite. We stayed in a standard double room - it was spacious, well-designed, clean and comfortable. Amenities in the room included a Queen size bed, minibar, TV with international channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning with thermostat, complimentary safe box, iron and ironing board, writing desk and a kettle with tea making facilities. The bathroom was clean, had a rain shower system and amenities that included Earth Collection toiletries, a professional hairdryer, cosmetic mirror and weighing scales.

Double Room at H10 London Waterloo Hotel

Double Room at H10 London Waterloo Hotel

Double Room at H10 London Waterloo Hotel

Double Room at H10 London Waterloo Hotel

Overall, a well furnished and comfortable room. And it was peaceful and quiet which meant that we got a good nights’ sleep. And in the mornings we enjoyed one of the best breakfast selections we’ve ever seen.


Restaurants and bars at the H10 London Waterloo


There are a number of venues to enjoy food/drinks at the H10. Located on the eighth floor of the hotel is the Waterloo Sky Bar which has a terrace with fabulous views of the London skyline. The Circus Bar is located in the hotel lobby where you can enjoy drinks and light dishes. On the first floor is the Circus Lounge which serves cocktails and snacks.

Three O Two is the hotel's modern restaurant which specialises in Mediterranean gastronomy with a Spanish touch. Breakfast is also served here and it was fantastic. What an impressive spread! A selection of fruits & yoghurts, bread, cold meats, cheeses, full English Continental, a variety of crudités, sweet treats, a fresh fruit juice station and much more. After a good nights' sleep, a delicious and hearty breakfast was what we needed and what the hotel delivered. Refuelled, we were ready for the day - exploring the festive markets of London.

Breakfast at Three O Two Restaurant at H10 London Waterloo

Breakfast at Three O Two Restaurant at H10 London Waterloo

Breakfast at Three O Two Restaurant at H10 London Waterloo

Breakfast at Three O Two Restaurant at H10 London Waterloo

Breakfast at Three O Two Restaurant at H10 London Waterloo

Breakfast at Three O Two Restaurant at H10 London Waterloo


Exploring London


The hotel's central location makes it ideal to explore London. The London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the Westminster Abbey all are a short walk away. We visited during the last week of November and London was already getting into the Christmas spirit with a number of winter markets and we managed to visit a couple of them - Christmas by the River and Southbank's Christmas Market.

Christmas by the River - Christmas Market in London

We had a lovely stay at the H10 London Waterloo. The hotel is modern, well-furnished, the beds in the bedrooms are very comfortable meaning you are sure to enjoy a lovely nights' sleep, the breakfast service is excellent and the staff friendly. A lovely hotel for a London trip.

Book your trip


The two-night escape at H10 London Waterloo is priced at £299 and can be purchased from www.buyagift.co.uk The experience is for 2 people, is valid for 10 months from the date of purchase and BuyAGift offer a 'Best Price Guarantee'. You can also send the voucher as a gift to someone else. All you need to do is enter the recipient's details when prompted for a delivery address during the checkout process.

BuyAGift offers a number of other experiences including spa breaks, glamping breaks, immersive experiences, afternoon teas, adrenaline activities, cooking classes and much more. You can check out all their offerings at www.buyagift.co.uk

Have you used BuyAGift before? What has been your experience? Let me know via the comments section below.



49 comments:

  1. No, I haven't purchased from Buyagift before! Love you photos and review!

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  2. I've never used buyagift before. I'd be interested to try it out.

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  3. I purchased an experience for afternoon tea and it waws great!

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  4. Yes been gifted several and thoroughly enjoyed - would recommend to all

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  5. I haven't tried this company before but think I might try in the new year

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  6. I haven't but i would

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  7. I haven't purchased a gift yet but it is definitely something I will think about now

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  8. I have bought, and the email with the code went into a different email address than I expected but they quickly sorted it out.

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  9. I purchased a buy a gift for my mum, for a spa day, because it had a hotel in our city, but when rang the hotel up, they said we dont do them anymore, my mum was so disappointed and so was i as it was a Mothers day present

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  10. Haven't brought from buyagift yet

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  11. This looks great but I haven't ever experienced Buyagift.

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  12. Yes have bought from them and everything went very smoothly with the certificate

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  13. Margaret Clarkson
    I haven't bought from Buyagift before. It sounds like they have a great selection.

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  14. I have purchased from Buy a Giift before and found the prices to be good compared to booking direct!

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  15. A while ago. It was an afternoon tea and was great.

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  16. Never thought about buying one before!Something to think about.

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  17. No i have not purchased anything from BuyAGift but may do in the future

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  18. I haven’t used this company

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  19. I've never purchased from BuyaGift.

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  20. This looks lovely!!

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  21. These were a complete hit when I bought as gifts for my nieces and sister in law.

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  22. Never purchased frome these but have got some great ideas from this

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  23. no i havent used buyagift always been tempted though

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  24. I haven't bought yet but plan to as I feel gifting experiences are better than material gifts now.

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  25. I've never purchased anything from Buyagift but I've heard good things and am keen to try!

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  26. I have never used Buyagift, but will certainly have a look at them now.

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  27. I've had voucher for afternoon tea which was a great treat

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  28. Ive never used it but have looked into it for buying a gift for someone else.

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  29. No neither but I would like to

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  30. I've never used them, but will certainly have a look now!

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  31. I'v used a few times & id recommend tbis definitely

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  32. We were gifted a stay of our choice and had a really lovely time up in Scotland

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  33. Never have tried them before! I may look into it now though....

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  34. I have used buy a gift several times, but the gift box idea so the recipient can choose something they actually want to do.. such a good idea

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  35. I’ve never tried them before however i have looked at what they offer and they have some fabulous bits so will in future

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  36. Such a great Idea I was gifted one of these and chose a weekend spa away we had an amazing time quick and easy to book Very impressed

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  37. I've never actually bought anything from Buyagift before but some of the experiences look fantastic!

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  38. Yes i think i have purchased an afternoon tea experience for a friend and she enjoyed it

    CAROLINE WATSON

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  39. I have purchased a voucher with buyagift I have no complaints about my experience with them and would use them again.

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  40. I received a Buy a Gift afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey which was an absolute delight, we had a lovely day out

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  41. I have had buyagift vouchers as gifts and spent a great time in London with a meal and a visit to the Shard

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  42. I have never used BuyaGift before in all honesty, but browsing their site, the experiences look amazing!

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  43. I have not purchased yet from Buyagift but the experiences look fabulous.

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  44. We had afternoon tea in London which was lovely

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  45. I haven't used BuyAGift before but I am tempted - I like experiences more than 'things' so it seems perfect!

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  46. I have nevee had the pleasure of having an experience from BuyaGift.

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  47. Never bought from BuyaGift but would be interested in doing so in the future

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