The 92-room Vintry & Mercer provides a boutique alternative to the chain hotels of the City of London.
A critically derided tourist attraction in London is to close after only six months.
From Leicester Square to trendsetting Dalton; from Covent Garden to Camden, London's hotel scene has had a thorough freshening up.
The tale of a king who escaped by hiding up a tree is undeniably a cracker, even if it has fallen out of the collective consciousness.
In Pullman class, it's all about comfort all the way to Windsor.
These hotels are stylish, fun and offer a sterling mix of history and modernity.
Don't expect sunshine, take time out for a chat and don't panic - there's always a pub nearby.
For many, this is the base of many adventures, and what a beginning, for England's vast and bloodthirsty history is intertwined in our own. Let imaginations run wild during visits to intact castles, mysterious ancient standing stones and quaint seaside villages. Wonder at the eccentricities and obsessions of its characters, from tea to tennis. And don't forget to sample its more modern day culture such as music and comedy that lie in a class of their own.