20 of the Best UK City Stays

20 of the Best UK City Stays

26th August 2021

We love these 20 quirky city spaces, just perfect for an offbeat weekend getaway. How about a few nights in a beautifully converted dovecot in Edinburgh, or a stay on the Thames floating in a gorgeous boutique barge, or maybe exploring Bath from your luxurious gatehouse cottage? Whatever you fancy, these unique urban escapes will help inspire your next UK city break.

Glenlockhart Cottage

Edinburgh - City of Edinburgh

Sleeps 4

Discover this luxurious 160 year old cottage hidden away down its own private lane just a stone's throw from the vibrant centre of Edinburgh

Garden Rooms Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Midlothian

Sleeps 2

High-end Edinburgh flat in ideal location, with an outdoor bath tub, featured in the national press

The Pavilion at Lamb's House

Edinburgh - Midlothian

Sleeps 6

This luxury self-catering gem sits amidst Edinburgh's medieval Leith Conservation Area, offering fantastic access to Scotland's historic capital.

The Forbes Residence

Edinburgh - Mid-Lothian

Sleeps 8

Enjoy an indulgent break in this luxurious and beautiful family home in the stunning Georgian streets of Edinburgh’s East Village

Dovecot Cottage

Edinburgh - Midlothian

Sleeps 3

Spectacular 17th century stone cottage for up to four people. Rustic-chic and quirky - it was once a home for pigeons!

Porteous’ Studio

Edinburgh - Edinburgh City

Sleeps 2

Architect-designed studio with true design credentials - perfect for two travellers discovering Edinburgh’s creative edge.

The Whisky Townhouse

Inverness - Highlands

Sleeps 6

Traditional townhouse with a beautifully designed, contemporary interior in the heart of Inverness for a unique city break.

The Parisi Townhouse

York - North Yorkshire

Sleeps 8

Large four-bedroom house and garden in York city centre, with quirky features, four en-suites, and a great location.

Draper's Flat

York - Yorkshire

Sleeps 4

Cosy first floor apartment for four in a medieval building, in the centre of bustling and historic York, with views of York Minster

129 didsbury

Manchester - Greater Manchester

Sleeps 4

Supremely unique mews cottage 15 mins from central Manchester in vibrant West Didsbury - Exposed brick walls, artistic flourishes and plenty of natural light.

The Liverpool Boat

Liverpool - Merseyside

Sleeps 6

Cosy and modern wide beam canal boat moored in the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant and historic waterfront, perfect for a family city break.


Cardiff - Glamorgan

Sleeps 8

Glamorous boutique penthouse in the centre of vibrant Cardiff.

The Decadent Suite in Cardiff

Cardiff - Wales

Sleeps 2

A flamboyant Victorian suite for two in Cardiff, brimming with original features and fabulous interiors.

No 5 Maddox St

London - London

Sleeps 6

Luxurious apartments in Mayfair, a stylish alternative to a top London hotel and suitable for all kinds of city breaks.

The Hay Stables

London - London

Sleeps 4 per apartment

Chic and unique stable conversion offering two apartments, each sleeping four, with state of the art appliances in the heart of London's West End.

The Boathouse

Paddington - London

Sleeps 4

Boutique one-room hotel on a barge - escape the hustle and bustle of Central London, while still located in the heart of the city.

London Georgian Firehouse

London - London

Sleeps 4

A grand, period townhouse in a peaceful location at the heart of London. The ideal haven to relax in after a busy day in the capital.

Sea Containers

London - London

Sleeps 2-4 per room

Boutique-style hotel rooms and suites inspired by the golden age of ocean cruising in the heart of London’s dynamic South Bank.

The Harpy Houseboat

Tower Bridge - London

Sleeps 8 adults + 2

An historic London floating home with the postcard view of Tower Bridge - The Harpy is like no houseboat you’ve ever seen!

Old Barrel Store

Margate - Kent

Sleeps 5

Former brewery building transformed into a lovely boutique cottage in cool Margate.

North Laine Bolthole

Brighton - East Sussex

Sleeps 2

Sophisticated loft apartment for two, in the heart of Brighton's vibrant North Laine area.

Hotel Pelirocco

Brighton - East Sussex

Sleeps 2 per room

Unique, themed rooms in an edgy, rock ‘n’ roll boutique hotel, near Brighton’s iconic seafront in the heart of the city.

Mrs Butler Brighton

Brighton and Hove - East Sussex

Sleeps 2 +2 kids

Stylish apartment with a balcony overlooking Brighton’s iconic seafront and located close to the city centre, perfect for couples.

Two Bare Feet

Winchester - Hampshire

Sleeps 2-8

A unique home, with three stylish suites, in the heart of charming Winchester.

Hope Place

Bath - Somerset

Sleeps 2

A luxurious apartment that guarantees indulgence and style in equal measure. Set within the stunning Bath Conservation Area - this is the retreat you deserve.

No 7 Upper Lansdown

Bath - Somerset

Sleeps 4

Luxurious two-bedroom house, quietly tucked away behind some of Bath’s most iconic architecture, just a short stroll from the city centre.

Camden Lodge Bath

Bath - Somerset

Sleeps 5

Stunning two bedroom detached cottage in the heart of Bath’s most exclusive neighbourhood, with walled garden.

Towed Town Camping

Bristol - Bristol

Sleeps 11

Kitsch and unique indoor caravanning holiday in the trendy city of Bristol

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