Ok, it's DH's 40th this weekend. We are out on Friday but want to escape, without ds, for Saturday night. Appreciate that it is Bank Holiday - but any suggestions within 2 hours max of London? Also, who else, other than Last Minute, are good for late bookings?
I think at this stage its best to find hotels you like and book direct if possible.
What kind of place do you want - coastal / city / country? Cotswolds, New Forest, East Anglia? I'd avoid Brighton for the bank holiday though.
Willow, I would recommend as 1. you have little time and 2. it's BH and traffic will be terrible - that you go to nicest hotel that is nearest to home, no point sitting in traffic if all you want is a nice meal and some time together. Have a look what's on your doorstep.
Where are you and perhaps we can recommend some places close by?