Published: 00:01, 29 September 2017
Payday - the best day of any month is finally here so why not push the boat out?
Here's nine luxury ideas for how to live like a VIP in Kent this weekend.
Spend the day in Paris
Why not head to the French capital in style. A Eurostar return trip to the city of love from Ashford on Saturday costs around £340 per person. But it if you really want to impress, travel in style Business Class for a shade under £500 each. Just make sure you've enough change in your pocket for a trip up the Eiffel Tower and lunch on the Champs-Elysees.
Dine out at a Michelin starred restaurant
There are two restaurants in Kent which have been marked with the stamp of culinary excellence. One of them is the West House in Biddenden. The venue was opened in 2002 by Graham and Jackie Garrett. If you fancy a bit of luxury then go along to the restaurant. One of the highest priced bottles of wine is in the region of £120. To book call 01580 291341.
Treat yourself to a spa day
There surely is nothing better after a long week at work than being pampered. One of the spas that you could visit is Champneys hotel spa in Ashford, Eastwell Manor. The historic property has landscaped gardens and parkland as well as the all important spa to make sure you feel relaxed by the end of your stay. According to the firm's website it's "pampering done right". Staying in a room for two people for one night over the weekend would cost you around £100. You can find out more by clicking here.
Be the king of the castle
Who knew that you were able to stay overnight at Leeds Castle? Well, now you can. If you decide to take up the opportunity of staying in the grounds of the castle, which opened in 1119, you'll have your pick of the places you can stay. Among those is the River Lodge, which is close to the maze, the Guard's House, which is billed as "the perfect retreat for those who love the outdoor life", or bed and breakfast at the stable courtyard. Visit www.leeds-castle.com for more.
A sleepover... at a ZOO!
So this is a thing. Port Lympne has a range of pinewood pods which are perfect if all you want to do is wake up and see the animals. There are 13 on the site in Hythe. They're heated, have two single beds with "comfy" mattresses, a futon and plenty of storage. There are also some stylish shepherds huts which have all the creature comforts. And then once you've had a good night's sleep you can explore the zoo, which has more than 700 animals of 88 species. At the weekends pod prices start from £129 per night and Shepherds huts start from £199 per night. Click here for more.
The Marlowe Theatre is the first venue to host War Horse as it embarks on its tour around the nation. It started its journey earlier this month and will be on until Saturday, October 14, before it moves onto its next venue. Tickets are a rare thing to come by but you can still get hold of some. The stage show tell the story based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs. Tickets can be purchased for between £19.25 and £60.75. Head over to www.marlowetheatre.com for more.
The Gallery Cinema
Why would you go to a normal cinema when you could go to a luxury cinema. The Gallery operates out of Bluewater and movie goers there will get a cinematic experience to remember. It boasts luxurious and comfortable leather chairs so you can enjoy the film in style. There are 13 screens, its fully air conditioned, a lounge a cafe bar, 4k projection and IMAX screens. Tickets for two people to go an see Kingsman: The Golden Circle this weekend in one of the IMAX screens would cost around £30.
Hire a personal shopper
Need a second opinion on that dress or not sure if that suit is the best fit for you? Well in that case your best bet is to get a personal shopper. You get hold of one at Fenwicks in Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury. The personal shopping team provide a "one-to-one service for anyone with a busy schedule". All you have to tell them is what's in mind. Find out more.
Explore Romney Marsh in a convertible
If you don't have a convertible, there's no need to panic. You could hire one and take it anywhere. If you're into the Jaguar F-Type or perhaps the Mercedes S350 is more your thing. Rest assured there will be some amazing scenes to explore it in across the county. Hiring this Mercedes-Benz C-Class for the day over the weekend should cost in the region of £120.
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