The UK's Quirkiest Themed Hotels

24 January 2016
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Sometimes you want to stay somewhere a little different from the norm, a little weirder than usual. The United Kingdom has plenty of options if you're that way inclined.

From Beatles suites and converted fortresses to Alice in Wonderland dens and cat-only accommodation, these might be the quirkiest themed hotels in the UK.

Wonderland House, Brighton

Wonderland House You're late! For a very important date!

Expect a Madhatter's-tea-party-themed dining room with teacup stools. The fun extends to the bedrooms — looking glasses adorn the walls in Alice’s Room; a playing card bunk-bed with steps made from hat boxes in the Queen of Hearts Room.

The Lodge, Bristol Zoo

The Lodge, Bristol Zoo Stay right next to the animals

Jungle murals and tasteful animal-themed furnishings bring the luxury rooms to life at this unique hotel. The Lodge specialises in experience packages that include breakfast with the gorillas and behind-the-scenes twilight tours of the zoo.

30 James Street, Liverpool

30 James Street All the luxury without any of the tragedy

It’s all about recreating the experience of a first-class passenger at this Titanic-themed hotel. Think opulent interiors and a bar named after RMS Carpathia, the rescue ship credited with saving 705 passengers.

Hotel Gotham, Manchester

Hotel Gotham Maybe you'll spot the Caped Crusader

This place plays with several themes using rather deft subtlety. There are nods to the building’s history as a branch of the Midland Bank by way of swag-style money bags for laundry baskets. There are also allusions to Gotham City’s resident superhero, Batman, with touches like bat-shaped do not disturb signs.

Enchanted Villages Treehouses, Alton Towers

Enchanted Villages Treehouses Live in a whole new world

These fantastical hobbit-style huts are tucked down cul-de-sacs with names like Snapdragon Ridge. At night, it’s even more theatrical: fairy lights everywhere and artificial smoke.

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The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel, Windsor

The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel Perfect for the family (Image: ©2011. All Rights Reserved Get Shot Ltd)

Everything you would expect: a dragon-guarded entrance, a pirate splash pool and loudly-decorated LEGO-themed rooms.

No Man’s Fort, Isle Of Wight

No Man’s Fort Inject some fun and adventure into your holiday (Image: ©2011. All Rights Reserved Get Shot Ltd)

This converted island fortress features a LaZer Battle Arena, nautical-inspired rooms, and a ‘mess hall’ dining room. Toasting marshmallows on the rooftop fire pit can be arranged.

The Old Railway Station, West Sussex

The Old Railway Station A luxury train experience (Image: ©2011. All Rights Reserved Get Shot Ltd)

This used to be Petworth Railway Station, constructed in 1892. You can stay in the old station house or one of four restored Pullman Carriages.

Hard Day’s Night Hotel, Liverpool

Hard Day’s Night Hotel Beatlemania! (Image: ©2011. All Rights Reserved Get Shot Ltd)

Tributes to The Beatles include a Yellow Submarine jukebox in the lobby and paintings by Shannon, a doyen in the field of Beatles art, lining the walls. The Lennon Suite has its own lustrous white grand piano.

Hotel Football, Manchester

Hotel Football Beatlemania! (Image: Ben Duffy)

Five former United players own this high-end hotel dedicated to the beautiful game. The rooftop football pitch and bar with views of Old Trafford is a highlight, as are the gents — styled like stadium changing rooms.

Longcraft Luxury Cat Hotel, Southern England

Longcraft Luxury Cat Hotel No humans allowed (Image: Ben Duffy)

Humans need not apply to this chain of luxury hotels exclusively for felines. The rooms have designer wrought-iron cat beds, and interconnecting suites are available for larger ‘families’.

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