The Brit list

Why bother with the rigmarole of flying when we have all these gems at home? Go on… treat yourself



Daily Telegraph


If you want… top-notch food Gilpin Hotel and Lake House Windermere, Lake District Best for… luxe gastronomy The Lake District is a renowned gourmet paradise and the Gilpin sure got the memo. Both Hrishi (Michelin-starred) and Gilpin Spice (tapas-style pan-Asian) are on site. Snooze off your feast in one of the luxury spa suites: with a wood burner, plunge pond and hot tub, you won’t want to leave. Rooms from £295; If you want… seaside Nobu Hotel Portman Square, London Best for… a West End break Amid the greenery of Portman Square but only moments away from the bustle of Oxford Street, the super-chic Nobu Hotel is suffused with Japanese calm. The 249 rooms are bright and modern, but the main draw, unsurprisingly, is the restaurant – try the Wagyu beef tataki. Rooms from £345; The Gannet Inn Carbis Bay, Cornwall Best for… low-key luxury There’s much to love about The Gannet: it’s a short walk from the sprawling sands of Carbis Bay; the breakfast menu is vast – don’t miss the pancakes; the service is impeccable and the restaurant chairs are squishy and enormous – perfect for whiling away a long lunch or evening. Rooms from £220;