The book

Catching the zeitgeist, Time Out is about to publish a guide recommending places to stay, to eat and to explore from, in Britain.

The travel guide publisher sent writers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to select 30 inspiring destinations; from the mean streets of Glasgow to the cobbled lanes of St Ives. Priced at £14.99, it's in book stores from 2 July. Go to:

The guide

Luxe City Guides has launched an online booking service on its website, recommending independently selected places to stay in 31 cities across the world, with specially negotiated rates offered. Go to:

The website

Don't sit in your hotel room, get networking while on your travels around Britain with the help of the relaunched website Citysocialising .com. It covers 19 UK cities, where sociable types can make friends and hook up for cultural pursuits.

The bargain

Accor Hotels is offering savings of between 15 and 50 per cent on room prices at its Mercure, Novotel, Ibis and Etap properties around the UK this summer. Make your booking by Monday 29 June for stays between 17 July and 6 September. Go to: