Of course, swapping Saturday for Sunday isn’t a new concept and those who tried it were quick to see its appeal, but still it was an uphill battle to convince my friends to give up their Saturday nights. Think of the buzz, they say. Think of the crowds, I say, the unnecessary expense, the lack of peace. There are other benefits too: You have Saturdays at home to do DIY or gardening and are not tied to the two-night stay requirement of so many hotels. And you don’t have to deal with the ghastly Friday traffic.
Monday is the new Sunday
Mondays, the worst day of the week, yes they are there to work, but do they always have to be? Even if you have to take the day as a vacation, it’s worth it. Who would want to drag themselves to the office and stare out the window in a listless trance when they could wake up to a sight that delights the heart.
Okay, it’s not always easy to take a Monday off, but since the pandemic many of us are working from home at least part of the time and if you have to work on a laptop on a Monday it’s certainly more comfortable to do so in the comfort of your chosen hotel than in the same old house. I love the tranquility of Sunday stays, I love the price of Sunday stays and most of all I love being there on a Monday too.
20 of the best Sunday nights in the UK
Wear your Sunday bests at this mansion in the Surrey countryside, Beaverbrook blends an elegant, traditional English property with Japanese cuisine and an artistic spa. Sunday Cinema Club packages include a film screening in the plush cinema with chaise longue seats (complete with blankets and unlimited popcorn) as well as a tasting menu in the restaurant and a great breakfast the next morning. You can take full advantage of the Brian Clark-designed spa, with its striking tilework and balmy outdoor pool, and you can add extras like fishing trips, biking, or tennis. Monday mornings never looked so good.
How it goes: Beaverbrook (01372 571300; beaverbrook.co.uk) offers double rooms as part of its Sunday Cinema Club Package, including dinner and breakfast, from £495 on a Sunday (standard B&B from £570 on a Saturday).
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