Jane Austen had the right idea using Bath as the backdrop to many of her novels. With its Roman heritage, Bath is famed for its healing baths and has maintained its rich architectural appeal. Bath has been gloriously populated by a wealth of cosy pubs with rooms, boutique hotels and fantastic B&Bs and is the perfect escape for those seeking a dose of heritage, a dollop of indulgence but all at jaw-droppingly low prices.
As Northern Ireland's capital city, Belfast is home to a wealth of history, culture and very friendly locals. Take a tour of the city by bus, car or taxi, visit the award-winning St George's Market one of Belfast's oldest attractions, visit the site where The Titanic was constructed and rest your head at one of the lovely boutique hotels Belfast has to offer.
Birmingham is Britain's second largest city. With cultural highlights such as the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Ballet, the new Birmingham Library and museums, galleries galore you won't be short of things to do. We recommend you make a visit to the Bull Ring for the ultimate in retail therapy before switching off at one of the affordable luxury, city centre hotels which we've curated for you.
This southerly Coastal hot spot is having a bit of a trend resurgence. Bournemouth is the place where all the cool kids flock when the shy British sun emerges. Endless golden sand beaches, a thriving restaurant scene and easy access to glorious countryside, Bournemouth is definitely the new Brighton. And with new trendy Bournemouth hotels and B&Bs opening up, it’s time to book a stay.
Less than two hours on the train from London, Brighton has been a headliner on the British holiday hit list forever. Wide beaches, the famed pier and beautiful buildings have always drawn the crowds to Brighton, but these days it’s the wide selection of fantastic affordable luxury hotels and B&Bs that entice people down to the coast and into Brighton’s famed lanes exploring cafes, restaurants and boutique shops.
The shining City of the South West, Bristol offers all the convenience of other British cities but with spoonful’s of charm and good humour. Made up of distinct areas, each with their own vibe and atmosphere, there is much to be explored along with a growing foodie scene. Best of all, some style heavy, wallet friendly boutique hotels and other places to stay are making this City a must visit.
Cambridge, famed for its eponymous University is a city filled with architectural splendour, winding alleyways and the famous punting down the Cam. A wonderful glimpse into one of England’s most historic cities it’s the perfect place to bed down for an affordable luxury hotel and see the sights.
Cobbled streets, castles and the eponymous Festival ensure that Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s main draws all year round. Rich with history and with an immaculately preserved architectural heritage trail, no British traveller can call themselves seasoned unless they have stayed in Edinburgh. Scottish charms abound in our selection of trendy hotels to more quaint B&Bs scattered throughout Edinburgh’s many districts making for the perfect affordable luxury escape.
As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is simply bursting with culture and style. The ideal starting point for Highland exploration, rest your head in one of Glasgow’s growing options for affordable, luxury and not forgetting insanely trendy accommodation. Or opt for a hotel in keeping with Glasgow’s historic links before letting loose at one of its many annual events.
Leeds boasts some breathtaking architecture; don't miss the glorious Victoria Quarter's light-filled arcades while treating yourself to a purchase or two before getting ready to enjoy the buzzing nightlife. We've selected our favourite Leeds city centre affordable hotels to rest your heads at after your time exploring.
Centuries of maritime history, world beating musical and cultural activities, two giants of Premiership football and majestic cathedrals are only some of what Liverpool has to offer for those looking for a buzzing and exciting city break in the UK. Head north and immerse yourself in one of the UK’s most up and coming cities. Rest your head in one of our uber-trendy, luxurious, yet affordable, Liverpudlian hotels.
London hotels have a terrible reputation of being overpriced and hideously shabby. Fear not as we have researched the Capital’s best beds to bring you the definitive list of London’s affordable luxury hotels and B&Bs. Whether you’re looking to stay in quirky East London, tranquil North, classy West or picturesque South, we have sourced a fantastic range of the city’s best mini break places to stay.
Famed for more than football teams, Manchester and the surrounding area is full of culture, foodie havens, shopping and more. Whether you’re looking for a city centre hotel or a weekend retreat in the suburbs, Manchester has a wealth of cool, trendy but most importantly affordable luxury hotels.
Newcastle Upon Tyne is almost as far North as an English city can be. And with that geographical advantage comes a host of culture, activities and history. The famed bridge and that welcoming Geordie accent with present the backdrop to a fantastic city break weekend in this Northern city escape. And with some cutting edge city hotels there’s even more reason to head to Newcastle for your break.
So close to London and yet so differing in its vibe. An arty and studious City with dominating architecture, astounding colleges and ample cultural excursions into the surrounding counties. But where it’s really coming to its forte is in the new wave of luxury boutique hotels and B&Bs that rival London in quality but for a fraction of the price.
Wiltshire’s only city, famed for its cathedral, is steeped in history. The market dates back to the 13th Century and there is an endless range of shopping and outdoor excursions to be embarked upon. Close enough to the coast but not too far from London, Salisbury is the perfect place for an affordable luxury weekend away.
Southampton is known as the cruise capital of Europe and boasts a wide array of cultural attractions from museums to galleries to beautiful parks. Find your affordably priced luxury hotels in Southampton here.
Hiding away in the British midlands, Warwick is famed for its castle. Head to Warwick on a sneaky getaway and you’ll discover that there is a whole wealth of activities and sightseeing to be done. Most importantly, Warwick is setting the way for county towns around the country and proving that you don’t need to head to London to find trendy, affordable but oh-so luxurious places to stay.