We've hand-picked the very best boutique and luxury hotels in United Kingdom to bring you our collection of stylish romantic retreats. Find your perfect hotel and get the low-down on vacations in United Kingdom – just choose your destination from the list below…
Boutique & luxury hotels
- The Arch London
- The Connaught
- San Domenico House
- Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
- Brown's Hotel
- Haymarket Hotel
- Dorset Square Hotel
- Rough Luxe
- The Zetter
- Knightsbridge Hotel
- Baglioni Hotel
- Charlotte Street Hotel
- The Rookery
- Metropolitan by Como, London
- Blakes Hotel
- The Soho Hotel
- Number Sixteen
- York & Albany
- The Kensington Hotel London
- No.5 Maddox Street
- Dean Street Townhouse
- The Cranley Hotel
- High Road House
- Covent Garden Hotel
- 45 Park Lane
- Corinthia Hotel London
- La Suite West
- Shoreditch Rooms
- St James's Hotel & Club
- The Ampersand Hotel
- The Grazing Goat
- The Orange
Bath provides the perfect English getaway. This is a genteel city soaked in history, which has kept its stiff upper lip but learned how to relax with a cocktail, too.
For fine eateries, picturesque countryside and fascinating heritage, the Royal County of Berkshire is hard to beat.
In these peaceful and unspoilt uplands, blessed with spellbinding natural beauty and watermarked with Celtic legends, the mind, the body and the spirit can all be revived and renewed.
Forget kiss-me-quick hats and candyfloss on Palace Pier – with its pretty, terraced squares, Brighton gives Bath a run for its Regency money.
Bristol is a great metropolis without the stress. There are friendly bars, amazing restaurants, and a cleaned-up harbourside with art galleries and many a bar-with-a-view.
With woodlands fit for a fairytale and country hideaways down almost every lane, Buckinghamshire’s an accessible escape from city life.
A world-renowned academic powerhouse, an architectural history lesson in the shape of a scenic riverside city, and just an hour from London, Cambridge is the textbook weekend escape.
Cardigan Bay, like the knitwear of the same name, is a comfy-cosy, sit-back-and-put-your-feet-up kind of place. But that’s not to say the area lacks drama.
Chester, a former Roman fort beside the wending River Dee, has a historic racecourse, plentiful shops and cafés and a crumbling cluster of antique monuments; both a living time capsule and the buzzy beating heart of Cheshire.
With its soft sand beaches, hot summer sun and spectacularly noisy waves, Cornwall is the stuff of perfect childhood holidays.
More typically English than a bowler-hatted Bertie Wooster whistling Elgar, this chunk of gently undulating and seemingly evergreen countryside is enough to send Anglophile tourists into apoplexy.
Devon is the stuff of childhood dreams. Sun-kissed beaches and quiet little coves hark back to a time when all you needed for a day of unbridled pleasure was a bucket and spade, acres of sand and the promise of an ice-cream before bed.
Dorset is a tale of two landscapes: the chalky downlands of Cranborne Chase and the Purbeck Hills, with their pretty villages and grand houses; and the wild, adventure-friendly Jurassic Coast, rebranded but untamed.
The East Sussex coast has always attracted crowds; in the height of summer, you may have to fight your way onto the beaches, just as the Romans and Normans once did.
If Scotland’s first city had a front door, it would come with a huge ‘Welcome’ mat.
If character and personality won prizes, Glasgow would be rightfully awarded the attention normally showered on the more obviously beautiful Edinburgh.
Gloucestershire, with its picture-postcard English towns and countryside, is perfect for a romantic weekend.
A hop from London, Hampshire has long been the go-to county for urbanite weekenders in need of a rural retreat.
Ever since Caesar first came, saw and conquered it, the Garden of England has attracted visitors with its sandy beaches and fertile countryside.
Cumbria’s dramatic, brooding landscape has inspired creative souls for centuries: poet William Wordsworth penned many of his most famous works in the Lake District, and it’s where Beatrix Potter settled with her beloved flock of Herdwick sheep.
This stately old lady on the banks of the Mersey may have celebrated her 800th birthday, but she’s enjoying an invigorating shake-up these days…
England's capital has got it all. And she flaunts it.
Mancunians may be too down-to-earth to say it themselves, but the capital of the northwest has come over all Manhattanchester.
The famous Broads, the wild and wonder-filled beaches, the huge skies: Norfolk is a remote and inspiring corner of England, just a couple of hours from London.
Where wild moors and rolling dales form the backdrop to solid, greystone market towns and idyllic country villages, North Yorkshire is the UK's ultimate antidote to urban life.
Tradition and new ideas combine in Oxfordshire to create the best of all worlds.
The sheer size and scale of the Peak District makes for much of its mystery. Stretched across northern Derbyshire and rolling into a handful of other counties, it comprises 555 square miles of moors and uplands, dramatic views and drystone walls, plus pubs and tearooms aplenty.
Fabulous food, history-rich regions, and an array of outdoor pursuits: Shropshire is something of a crowd-pleaser.
A delicious combination of chocolate-box villages, undulating hills and elegant cities (Bath and Wells), Somerset is the sort of place where honey-laden bees buzz lazily through orchards, perhaps pausing on a fallen apple.
This attractive and historic riverside market town is once again claiming centre stage, tempting tourists back to its compact, cobbled streets from the neighbouring Cotswolds.
Flat as a pint of Adnams left in the sun, evocative East Anglia has more in common, topographically at least, with just-across-the-North-Sea Netherlands than the hilly counties to the west.
The sleepy green counterpoint to southern England’s metropolitan madness.
With the cathedral city of Chichester providing its meanest seaside streets, West Sussex is a green and pleasant county, where seasons and hills roll gently, all against the ever-shifting backdrop of the sea.
The Scottish Highlands: unlike anywhere else on earth.
Nothing falls flat in this gorgeous setting of sweeping hills and verdant vales, where folklore, myth and mystery lurk around every curve of the road.