Where to be Absolutely Fabulous in Britain

Monday 01 August 2016
Alison Grice

The much-loved British comedy Absolutely Fabulous is hitting the big screens this summer, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the Absolutely Fabulous Movie is a must-see for fans across the globe. Inspired by the comedic antics of Eddy and Patsy, we’ve rounded up some of the best locations in the UK for you and your favourite sweeties to be truly fabulous.

Explore Eddie’s neighbourhood

Holland Park, London
Alan Stanton, Flickr

One location not to be missed is London’s affluent Holland Park, the assumed home of Edina, not to be confused with Shepherd’s Bush of course… Take a stroll through the neighbourhood’s classic streets of beautiful Victorian houses, or explore the park itself and see the ruins of Holland Manor, surrounded by elegant gardens.

Enjoy a working lunch at the trendiest restaurant in town

Tacos at Nobu, London
Alexis Lamster, Flickr

Eddy’s go-to spot for a working lunch, Nobu is the world’s most famous Japanese restaurant and is the ultimate fashionable location to be spotted dining with friends over lunch. To be totally fabulous, you must go to the branch at One Canada Square, the newest to be opened in London.

De-stress at your own private spa retreat

Gilpin Spa lodges, Lake District
Whisk yourself away from the demanding pressures of high-society living at The Gilpin Spa Lodges that opened this year in the Lake District. Each luxury lodge has its own private en-suite spa with treatment area, steam room, rainmaker shower, roll-top bath, sauna and hot tub – how truly fabulous!

Hit the shops for the latest Vuitton

Harvey Nichols store, Edinburgh
Denna Jones, Flickr

If designer labels are your sustenance, then look no further than Edinburgh. With the biggest labels in short walking distance from each other off St Andrews Square, you can spend less time walking and more time shopping for luxury at Hugo Boss, Burberry, or Louis Vuitton. Harvey Nichols is also a must, with 4 floors of designer goods from every luxury brand going, darling.

Sip cocktails in sumptuous surroundings

Hausbar, Bristol
Schmooze with sophisticated sweeties at Hausbar in Bristol, where you’ll find luxe décor inspired by pre-war Berlin, and cocktails served till the early hours. The cocktail bar is known as Bristol’s original speakeasy – you even have to ring a doorbell to get in; now that’s exclusivity!

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