5-Star Hotel Guide

United Kingdom

London, with its 5-star luxuries, is the gateway to the UK, but country house hotels offer different insights on these isles

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

5-star hotel guide, United Kingdom

Nowhere on earth will you experience such a wide variety of art, culture and heritage in a land as small as the United Kingdom a constitutional monarchy comprising England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Also known as the UK or Great Britain this island also punches above its weight in science, innovation, finance, fashion, design and luxury. 

London is undoubtedly the main draw for tourists and it is a true capital city, with a rich and fascinating history, museums, theatres and art galleries to match any in the world, plus a vibrant music scene. Then there are truly outstanding restaurants, indulgent shopping experiences and some of the finest 5 star hotels in the world, from Claridge's and The Connaught to the Corinthia - to mention only those that start with the letter 'C'.

Combine a stay in London with an escape to the bucolic English countryside, with the rolling hills and historic villages of the Cotswolds and the South East, or the dramatic lake and mountain landscapes of Scotland, not forgetting the coastal splendours of Cornwall. There is something for everyone in the UK, which is why it is so cosmopolitan. Yes, the weather may be unpredictable at times, but that's why pubs were invented and why the cultural scene is at the cutting-edge of creativity, in every field from art to fashion, film, music and theatre.

If you are looking for a luxury country hideaway for a 2021 staycation, our UK luxury villa collection includes beautiful ontemporary holiday rentals at The Lakes by Yoo in the Cotswolds. We have reviewed Kate Moss's The Barn House and The Glasshouse and can arrange rentals at others. These lakeside holiday homes-away-from-home are a contemporary take on an English country house, available for exclusive rentals.

For a more traditional experience, Thorpe Manor in Oxfordshire is an exclusive-use private rental like no other and the perfect staycation for those wanting to escape the city for a the weekend or a week at a time and live like a Lord.

This creativity and eye for design also extends to our stunning collection of luxury hotels. The UK is Luxury Explorer's home country, so we know its finest 5-star hotels better than anyone, from the capital's landmarks, to the best luxury country house hotels and gourmet retreats. We can also guide you to the best restaurants and must-see places of interest across this beautiful land.