There are many hotels available in the United Kingdom. Traditional hotels in this country tend to be simpler with fewer amenities than those found in the United States and other countries. Few hotels in the United Kingdom have televisions in the room and they focus more on cleanliness as well as friendliness, offering a more old-fashioned type of stay.
Bed and breakfasts are very popular in the United Kingdom, often providing rooms at a lower cost than hotels. They have fewer rooms, usually between 3 and 15, creating a cozy, friendly atmosphere. It is not unusual for a bed and breakfast in the United Kingdom to have a curfew and private baths are rare. The room cost often includes afternoon tea as well as breakfast.
Hostels are also common in the United Kingdom. These are usually no-frills rooms designed for the single traveler. These are often popular with backpackers and young people as they are very low cost but offer very little in the way of amenities. Often, you will sleep in a bunk with others you may not know. Some hostels offer kitchen and laundry facilities as well as lounges that may be used for cocktails or to watch television. Some have game rooms while others may offer restaurants or pubs. There are often computer terminals and most have internet service.
You can also book a home share for lodging in the United Kingdom. There are many options available on Airbnb or VRBO. In fact, you may even be able to rent a castle for your stay as many owners are renting to travelers to offset the cost of upkeep in their ancestral castle.
In order to visit the United Kingdom, you will have to have a passport that will be valid for the entire time of your stay. Depending on the country you are arriving from, you may need a visa as well. When visiting the United Kingdom without a visa, you cannot do any paid or unpaid work, claim benefits, live for long periods of time in the country or marry someone unless you are there on a marriage visa.