• Hoxton Hotel Unbeatable London rates, unbeatable London location.
  • Artist Residence This Brighton beauty is more work of art than hotel.
  • The Pig Rural elegance par excellence in the New Forest.
  • Scarlet Sleep with an Atlantic view at this stunning hotel on Cornwall's north coast.
  • Queensberry A suitably smart hotel for Britain's most beautiful city.
  • Painswick Supremely chic retreat in the Cotswolds.

By Budget: £

  • Hatters Once a milliner's factory, now one of Manchester's top hostels.
  • Keswick YHA This riverside mill is ideally placed for Lakeland adventures.
  • YHA Beverley Friary Not many hostels can boast a mention in The Canterbury Tales.
  • Safestay York Grade I–listed digs in central York.
  • Art Hostel Local Leeds artists have been given a free hand here.
  • Clink78 Sleep in a courthouse where The Clash went on trial.

By Budget: ££

By Budget: £££

Castles & Fortresses

Quintessentially English Inns

Quirky B&Bs

  • Rum Doodle Retro design features based on a classic travel novel.
  • Belle Tout Lighthouse Always wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now's your chance.
  • Covenstead Gloriously Gothic B&B in the middle of Glastonbury.
  • Hannah’s Once a dance hall, now a delightful B&B.
  • La Rosa Kitsch decor and Lewis Carroll connections in seaside Whitby.