I think we have made at least 10 trips to the U.K since 1998. We have found that we are happiest staying in one hotel for at least 7-10 nights, making it our base for day trips using rail passes. If we are going to be based in a hotel room my husband wants a desk for his computer, and a wing chair or sofa for comfortable reading. I may camp out on the bed for reading & TV watching but I too want a turn at the computer & a spot where I can eat a light carried in meal. The room at a London Marriott pictured below covers all those bases.