Enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries in a converted prison on a romantic break in Oxford.
There’s something tangibly romantic about Oxford; it’s undeniably one of England’s most attractive cities. You only have to take a literary tour of the city to see how it inspires the heart and soul. Visit Magdalen College cloisters whose stone carved creatures inspired CS Lewis’ Narnia or wander round Christ Church College where the real Alice in Wonderland lived.
Take a boat trip along the River Thames like Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat or sit under Tolkein’s favourite tree in Oxford Botanic Garden.
One of Oxford’s most affordable and yet sexy hotels is Malmaison Oxford. Set in a converted prison where exposed brick walls and original features juxtapose sumptuous burgundy and plum furnishings, roll top baths and monsoon showers. You can stay in a glorious suite with champagne on ice, chocolate dipped strawberries, aromatic oils and champagne breakfast in bed.