United Kingdom

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the United Kingdom, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Maids Head Hotel, Norwich

13/08/2020 by .
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Like the multi-layered historic city of Norwich itself, the city’s oldest hotel, The Maids Head, whisks you in a flash from 21st-century in-room iPads to the Middle Ages.

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The Norfolk Mead Hotel, Norfolk

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It’s rare to find a country idyll which offers the metropolitan buzz and sophistication of an urban boutique hotel, but The Norfolk Mead Hotel is that very hybrid.

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The Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath, London

03/08/2020 by .
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Welcome wine poured, complimentary chocolates opened, there’s a dilemma looking out of the windows of your spacious room at the Clarendon Hotel over the Royal Hundred Hides of Blackheath.

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Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire

27/07/2020 by .
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History can be beautiful, compelling and fascinating but you wouldn’t necessarily want to time-travel and put down roots in a bygone era.

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The Swan Hotel, The Lake District

20/07/2020 by .
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Location, location, location. A mere fifteen minutes from the M6, The Swan Hotel is one of the Lake District’s easier charms to access.

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InterContinental London Park Lane

19/03/2020 by .
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The view from the window from my new Mayfair Collection room, high up at the InterContinental Hotel Park Lane, was impressive. No question, a memorable London vignette.

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Country Living Lansdown Grove Hotel, Bath

09/03/2020 by .
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If you feel that you are staying in a magazine photo-shoot, it’s probably because you are. You’ve read the Country Living magazine, now live the life.

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Sunborn Yacht Hotel, London Docklands

27/02/2020 by .
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It’s not often you can honestly say you have stayed the night in a city hotel that’s quite literally different from anywhere else you may have experienced. Sunborn London is just that. A superyacht permanently moored at the Royal Victoria Dock, no more than a yardarm from the O2 and Excel Centre.

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Highbullen Hotel, North Devon

25/02/2020 by .
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Maybe Agatha Christie missed a trick. Sat gloriously high on a ridge between Dartmoor and Exmoor, bordered by the Rivers Mole and Taw, sits Highbullen, a Victorian Gothic house made for a murder mystery.

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Bankside Hotel, London South Bank

25/02/2020 by .
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London’s South Bank has always been a popular spot. Plenty of tourists looking to enjoy some Thameside entertainment, The Tate Modern, the National Theatre, the BFI. Trouble is, for me, it’s all a bit brutalist grey concrete.

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