CHRISTMAS shopping doesn't have to be a last-minute stressful chore, so why not turn it into an overnight break this year?
We compiled a list of the UK's largest shopping centres and the most affordable and easily accessible hotels around them.
Here are the best places to bag some good Christmas deals and have a fun day – or weekend – out:
Coming in first as the biggest shopping centre in the UK is Westfield London in Sheperd's Bush.
Westfield London has more than 300 stores with high-end and high-street brands, all housed in a stunning architectural setting.
"The Village" is one of London's top designer districts with more than 40 high-end companies, all under cover – perfect for Christmas shopping during rainy days.
There are more than 60 restaurants and bars, too, from quick lunches and snacks to top restaurants.
If you're after a completely stress-free Christmas shopping experience, Westfield also offers hands-free shopping.