Frequently Asked Questions


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

When will the books be back in stock?


If you are looking to purchase an out of stock title, we plan to print more books in Spring 2023 but if demand is high enough then we may print more this side of Christmas. If you register your email using the "Email me when available" form on the relevant book page and you will be the first to know when the book is available again.

How big are 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 from sustainable sources.


How much is delivery?


If you spend £30 or over then UK delivery is free otherwise the cost is £2.49. All orders are sent via the Royal Mail.

Where can I see a preview?


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 or from Amazon?


For now, our books are exclusively available from our website.

Do you have any special offers?


Yes, you can purchase 3 books for £30 using the code "Santa" at checkout.

Do the businesses pay to be featured in your books?


None of the businesses we recommend have paid to be included. We . Wethink honesty and integrity is a really important part of what we aretrying to do and want people to be able to trust our recommendations. Each business we select to feature 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 fromresponsible sources. We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, aswe think it is better for the environment to use the postman overdelivery vans. We also use eco-friendly packaging.

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

How do you choose the places you recommend?


We think there is nothing better than local knowledge so we ask and speak to the people who live there. 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


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 are the Best of Britain?


We are an independent British company, a small team of photographers and writers who are passionate about travel and promoting local, sustainable businesses.

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 2023...


The Best of Cumbria & the Lake District
The Best of the Peak District
The Best of Northumberland
The Best of Somerset
The Best of Wales
The Best of Scotland

How do I get in touch?


If you have a question, please contact us via our contact page or via email to harry@bestofengland.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions


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


How much is delivery?


If you spend £20 or over then UK delivery is free otherwise the cost is £2.49. All orders are sent via the Royal Mail.

Can you track my order?


If you opted for “Tracked Delivery” at checkout then yes. Most orders are sent via Royal Mail Second Class postage and these don’t have tracking information.

Can I order over the phone


Unfortunately we don’t currently have the ability to take orders over the phone.

Are your books available as eBooks/PDFs?


Not at the moment but it is something we are looking at adding in 2023.

What is the difference between the two London books?


Our Instagram guide is a collection of over 200 of London’s most photogenic locations and best kept secrets while the Best of London features the lesser known corners of London which are off the beaten track but well worth visiting. There is some crossover between the two books in terms of content.

When will the Northumberland and Peak District books be available?   


We hope to print these two titles in Spring/Summer 2023

When will the books be back in stock?


If you are looking to purchase an out of stock title, we plan to print more books in Spring 2024.

How big are the books?


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

Can I see a free preview?


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 in bookshops or Amazon?


For now, our books are exclusively available from our website.

Do you have any special offers?


Yes, you can purchase 3 books for £30 using the code "Santa" at checkout.

How do you choose the places you recommend?


We think there is nothing better than local knowledge so we ask andspeak to the people who live there. We back this up by visiting eachplace ourselves to experience each one and to take our own photos. None of the places we recommend pay to be included in our books.

Where are your books printed?


Weprint our books in England with FSC certified paper from responsiblesources. We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, as we think itis better for the environment to use the postman over delivery vans. Wealso use eco-friendly packaging.

How do I return a book?


We have a no quibble 14 day return policy on our printedbooks. Send us an email with your order number toharry@bestofengland.com and we will let you know where to send it.

How do I get in touch?


If you have a question, please contact us via our contact page or via email to harry@bestofengland.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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