Frequently Asked Questions


We have answered a few of the most commonly asked questions below…

How do you choose the places you reccomend?


You may wonder how we decide which places to feature in our guides. We do our research and speak to the people who live there, we believe there is nothing better than local knowledge and we back this up by visiting each place ourselves to experience each one and to take our own photos.

Do the businesses pay to be featured?


None of the businesses we recommend have paid to be included. We want people to be able to trust that our recommendations are just that. We think this honesty and integrity is a really important part of what we are trying to do. Every business that we recommend has been researched and invited. Each business appears on our site and in our travel guides for free.

Where are your books printed?


We print our books in England with FSC certified paper from responsible sources. We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, as we think it is better for the environment to use the postman over delivery vans. We also use eco-friendly packaging.

Who takes the photography?


We are passionate photographers and take all our own photography. We travel and visit unannounced and make every recommendation based on our own experience and opinions. We want to show a real and genuine reflection of what we experienced when we visited a business. We also feature photographs from a few of our favourite photographers.

Can I return the book if I don’t like it?


Yes, we have a no quibble 14 day return policy on our printed books. Send us an email with your order number to info@bestofengland.com and we will get back to you. We don’t offer refunds on ebooks.

Who is behind the Best of England?


Best of England is a small team of photographers and writers who are passionate about travel. We are an independent British company striving to make the best quality, most useful and beautiful travel guides.

Will you be covering other regions?


Yes but we are a small company with limited resources. As we take all our own photography, each book takes a while to research, photograph and curate. We hope to increase the number of titles we publish but this depends on how well the existing books do.

Are your books available outside of the UK?


Not at the moment but we are working on it.

How big are the books?


Book dimensions 15x2x21cm
Book weight 575g
Cover: Silk 400gsm, Text: Silk 130gsm.

How do I get in touch?


You can contact us via email at info@bestofengland.com

Do you have any photos of the books?


If you are wondering what the books look like, we have taken a few photos which you can see here. The books are A5 and each one contains 250 pages. They are printed on premium, glossy paper.


Which of your two London books is right for me?


If you love the quirky, photographic corners of London then our Instagrammers book is the one to go for. If you want to explore London and discover some of the must see, off the beaten path hidden gems then we recommend the Best of London. There is some duplication so we wouldn't suggest buying both.


Where can I download a preview of each book?


If you would like a free, 50 page preview of each of our travel guides, please enter your email on this page.

Are your books available in bookshops?


Not at the moment but we are working on it. For now, our books are exclusively available from our website. If you run a book shop or gift shop and would like to stock our books, please get in touch - harry@bestofengland.com


How many books have you published


We have published nine books to date covering different regions of England and we have five new books in development. You can see our current titles via this link.

Do the businesses pay to be featured?


None of the businesses we recommend have paid to be included. We want people to be able to trust that our recommendations are just that. We think this honesty and integrity is a really important part of what we are trying to do. Every business that we recommend has been researched and invited. Each business appears on our site and in our travel guides for free.

Where are your books printed?


We print our books in England with FSC certified paper from responsible sources. We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, as we think it is better for the environment to use the postman over delivery vans. We also use eco-friendly packaging.

How do you choose the places you recommend?


You may wonder how we decide which places to feature in our guides. We do our research and speak to the people who live there, we believe there is nothing better than local knowledge and we back this up by visiting each place ourselves to experience each one and to take our own photos.


Where can I find the digital maps for each book


Please click here if you are looking for the Google Map that accompanies each book


Who takes the photography?


We are passionate photographers and take all our own photography. We travel and visit unannounced and make every recommendation based on our own experience and opinions. We want to show a real and genuine reflection of what we experienced when we visited a business. We also feature photographs from a few of our favourite photographers.

Can I return the book?


Of course, we have a no quibble 14 day return policy on our printed books. Send us an email with your order number to harry@bestofengland.com and we will let you know where to send it.

Who is behind the Best of England?


Best of England is a small team of photographers and writers who are passionate about travel. We are an independent British company striving to make the best quality, most useful and beautiful travel guides.

Are your books available from Amazon?


No, we decided to stop selling our books through Amazon

How big are the books?


Book dimensions 15x2x21cm
Book weight 575g
Cover: Silk 400gsm, Text: Silk 130gsm.


Will you be covering other regions?


Yes but we are a small company with limited resources. As we take all our own photography, each book takes a while to research, photograph and curate. We hope to increase the number of titles we publish and add the books below to our collection in 2022...


  • Best of The Peak District
  • Best of Northumberland
  • Best of Wales
  • Best of Scotland
  • Best of Ireland
  • Best of England

How do I get in touch?


If you have a question, please contact us via our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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"This book is fantastic and I can’t recommend enough. It has beautiful photographs in it. I also like the fact they give you the postcode of places. Essential for a sat nav. So many books I have don’t do this. I bought it as a present for my husbands birthday and he was thrilled"  ★★★★★
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