The top 10 luxurious experiences in UK entertainment

11 May 2021
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Whether you’re looking for high-class entertainment for a whole day, an afternoon or an evening, the UK offers an extraordinary mix of activities. 

From fine dining to racing cars, helicopter rides and much more, there are many luxurious experiences to choose from. 

Here are 10 handpicked options which represent some of the best.

1: Drinking Champagne at the Gherkin

The Gherkin has become one of the most iconic buildings in London, offering stunning panoramic views of the city. Head there after dark and go straight to the top to sip champagne at the exclusive Searcy’s. 

While you are up there, why not channel the spirit of James Bond by playing online casino games while enjoying your martini? You might even strike it lucky.

2: Charter a Yacht

From the high glamour of city life, enjoy the chance to relax in total luxury with a private yacht tour around the west coast of Scotland. The views of the rugged landscape are nothing short of spectacular and a private yacht offers you the chance to enjoy the scenery away from the crowds.

Arrange for family and friends to join you and maybe even stop off for a gourmet picnic in a secluded bay.

3: Take a Turkish Spa

The spa town of Harrogate has 88 natural springs which have been attracting visitors for centuries. Stunning architecture can be found around every corner but there’s none better than the Royal Baths. 

Heavily drawing on Moorish design, the Royal Baths is an elaborate and extravagant construction and booking a Turkish spa will guarantee you a pampering treatment unlike any other. 

4: Drive a Racing Car

There’s nothing more that embodies the life of the rich and famous more than the chance to get behind the wheel of a powerful supercar. At Thruxton, on the periphery of the North Wessex Downs this dream can become a reality. 

Take your pick of the supercars on offer to speed around one of the longest racing circuits in the UK.

5: Hire a Personal Shopper at Harrods

Harrods is one of the most iconic UK shops, a premier shopping destination which attracts visitors from all over the world. Get ready to splash the cash with a shopping day like no other - but enlist a bit of help to make the most of your time. 

A personal shopper will be able to show you the best products that Harrods has to offer, a memorable experience that goes far beyond simple shopping.

6: A Day at the Races

There have been races in York for centuries, dating back to Emperor Severus during Roman times. A day at the races is a high-class affair and at York you’ll have the opportunity to dress up and sip champagne cocktails while hoping your horse crosses the line in first place!

7: Sample the Titanic Menu

Head to Rayanne House in Belfast for a fine dining experience that draws on the past. Their Titanic Tasting Menu is a faithful recreation of the last meal ever served on the fateful liner on the night it sank. 

Complete with stunning views over the Belfast Lough where the Titanic sailed before her fateful maiden voyage, the meal is an Edwardian-style banquet which you’ll never forget. 

8: Enjoy a Helicopter Ride Over the Capital

No matter how well you know the capital, nothing compares to a bird’s eye view. A helicopter trip over London is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s normally reserved for superstars. 

Enjoy sights of Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye and much more as you’ve never seen them before. 

9:  A Balloon Trip Over the Wye Valley

From one type of aerial adventure to another, but this time in Wales. The Wye Valley has some of the most romantic views in Wales, and a balloon trip provides the chance to make the most of an intimate occasion. Add in some bubbles and you’ll have a few hours which will truly blow you away!

10: Play Millionaire's Golf

If you enjoy teeing off and sinking a hole or two, there’s nothing that beats “Millionaire’s Golf”. This is where you can play on a course without having to worry about being interrupted by anyone else. 

The Nefyn Golf Course on the Llyn Peninsula covers the whole of the peninsula, providing golfers with views of the ocean from every green while also offering complete seclusion.