The Great British Bake Off is back and Mary Berry is reviving our passion for making cakes, breads and other treats. But as every home baker knows, getting elbow-deep in flour is only half the fun if your kitchen does not rise to the occasion.

Whether you keep it traditional with a Victoria sponge, or make a mean batch of brownies, these 10 quintessentially British kitchens will inspire you to dig out the recipe books and preheat the oven.

Ready, steady, bake!


Time for tea

tea cups and cake stands kitchen

With its collection of vintage teacups, cake stands and quirky trinkets, this treasure trove of a kitchen is not only a spectacular space for baking. It’s also an ideal location for hosting your own Mad Hatter’s tea party.


Keeping it traditional

country kitchen with wooden beams and traditional range kitchen

Exposed beams and a traditional range cooker make this the epitome of country kitchen style. All that space is perfect for an afternoon of family baking.


A spoonful of colour

purple island kitchen with black and white tiles and stainless steel kitchen aid

Equipped with a stainless-steel KitchenAid mixer, this kitchen is the perfect match for the modern baker. Its plum cabinets and island are all manufactured in Britain.

Available from the Linda Barker range at Wren Kitchens


Traditional storage

traditional victorian kitchen with wooden units, flour jars and accessories for baking

This beautiful Victorian kitchen is just made for traditional baking. Its shelves are lined with jars of flour, sugar and other baking essentials.


Fit for a family

white units kitchen with red accessories

Adding red accessories to a neutral kitchen makes it instantly inviting. This room has all the warmth synonymous with any baker’s kitchen.

For a Shaker-style designs, take a look at the Langham kitchen from Second Nature


Oh so artisan

blue cabinets and island kitchen with wooden stools

Deep blue tones and patterned tiles complement the Scandi-style wooden chairs. The bullet grey tin lamps that give this kitchen a rustic feel.

This solid oak freestanding kitchen furniture is available from Fired Earth’s Vermont Range


Masterful mismatched

mismatched chair and cabinets kitchen

Mismatching chairs and contrasting cupboards give a friendly feel to this baker’s kitchen. It’s a great space for friends to catch up over freshly baked muffins and oaty flapjacks.

Cabinetry available from John Lewis of Hungerford


Share it around

round island kitchen

A kitchen island is often a staple in the kitchens of avid bakers, as it’s the ideal space for kneading dough or icing a cake. This circular island proves that the feature can work well in smaller spaces.


Seasonal special

kitchen in shades of green with deep sink and apples on scales

Shades of green establish this kitchen as a haven for spring and summer baking. You can almost smell a freshly baked lemon drizzle!

Painted freestanding pieces available from the Harvest Range at Creamery Kitchens


Family favourites

traditional wooden table covered in flour for baking, with range cooker and light blue cabinets

Aged wooden tables evoke images of generations of baking. Think of all the recipes handed down through the family, and baked at this Aga.

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