Tag "unusual holiday accommodation"

The Gladstone Library: a book at bedtime?

No need to sleep on the floor at the Gladstone Library; the only residential library in Britain does dinner, bed and breakfast. And, if you don’t finish the books in the library, you can take them to bed. Originally designed to allow scholars to stay on site while undertaking their research and writing, this hotel with a difference is just as welcoming to tourists. It’s founder William Ewart Gladstone didn’t

Holiday Accomodation in Modern Architecture: A Room for London

If you are looking for a hotel room in central London during 2012 perhaps you could consider a boat perched on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof. Bookings can be made from 8 September 2011 for the first half of 2012.  The temporary installation, A Room for London was commissioned by Living Architecture and Artangel, in association with South Bank Centre. Designed by David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner, the

Landmark Trust – preserving the past for the future

If for you holidays are escapes from the humdrum and the familiar how about booking your next break in a stone pineapple or pretending you're a Daphne du Maurier character in a sea lashed castle? The Landmark Trust is a building preservation charity which gives historic and architecturally interesting buildings new life as unique holiday accommodation. Its aim is to 'promote enjoyment of historic buildings by enabling as many people as possible