Festive music, mulled wine, sparkling lights - Christmas Markets and Winter Wonderlands are one of England's best traditions. An excuse to have a lovely day out with friends and families, take in the country's most picturesque cities, and do a little retail therapy whilst you're at it. We have listed some of the most popular Christmas markets for you to visit this festive season. Start planning your ultimate winter trip for 2023 today.
City Feature: Welcoming Wolverhampton
Heantun Point and Wolverhampton: Home of the Wolves. The gateway between the famous Black Country and the gorgeous scenery of the Shropshire countryside. At the heart of the West Midlands, Wolverhampton is a place not to be overlooked.
About Heantun Point.
Located on Culwell Street, Heantun Point has available over 650 Classic and Premium En-suite rooms. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the University of Wolverhampton and the city centre, Heantun Point is perfectly located for day-to-day student life.
Some of the on-site facilities include a gym and an outdoor basketball court. A spacious study area with comfy cubicles to enjoy as you work and a cinema room with a large TV and seating for you on movie night chill outs. As standard with Host all your bills are included in your rent. At Heantun Point you will find 24/7 security and CCTV cameras, plus an on-site maintenance team who will be on hand to fix any issues that may crop up.
Each room comes with a ¾ double bed with plenty of underbed, bedside and wardrobe storage. All rooms come with Freeview TV and a study area with a large desk and chair. Access to a spacious shared kitchen with appliances and extras is also available. And with a refurbishment planned to start this summer; Heantun Point will receive a fresh new look ready for September 2021 (we’ll share further details soon).
Heantun Point is on the edge of a bubble of activity. All within walking distance, you can be grabbing a coffee at Costa (or whatever is your local preference) and heading around the various independent retail and high street stores in an instant.
The local train station is just up the road, with frequent and fast routes to Birmingham, Liverpool, and London for day trips or weekend visits. The city is served by several bus services, serving as a direct link around the city and to neighbouring locations. The nearest major airport is Birmingham Airport, roughly 25 miles away.
There are a large variety of restaurants to try from Steak houses to Indian and Thai to either sit in and share with friends or to take away. Check out the local Lych Gate Tavern if you fancy a traditional pub experience.
With a population of over 250,000, this former market town has had quite the transformation, from the wool industry to engineering since its founding a long time ago in 985.
Located in the heart of the West Midlands, Wolverhampton is a city with a strong industrial backbone; but also boasts a modern and vibrant aura that is welcoming to everyone. You won’t have to go far to find lush outdoor spaces with an array of gardens, parks and nature reserves to explore.
Football fan? Molineux Stadium (the site of the first ever league game played in English history and home of the Wolves) is a few minutes’ walk away. The Light House Media Centre with its high glass ceiling provides a unique culture hub for people of all ages and social backgrounds.
The University of Wolverhampton has over 20,000 students and runs over 700 courses. With two main campuses: City Campus Wulfruna and City Campus Molineux.
What are the typical costs of living in Wolverhampton?
- Litre of milk: £0.80
- Loaf of bread: £0.80
- Takeout coffee: £2.50
- One-way ticket local transport: £2.40
- Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: £10.00
Top 5 things to do in Wolverhampton.
- Explore the gardens at Wightwick Manor.
- Have a culture burst day at the beautiful Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
- Stroll and stroll and stroll (and then take a boat ride) at West Park.
- Pick your own fruit and vegetables at Essington Farm.
- Treat yourself to some retail therapy at either the Mander or Wulfran shopping centres.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.Show me all news
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