Weird--I was just thinking how much I would need to vacation 2 weeks in UK during the offseason. I've got a little over 3,000 saved just for this purpose but it doesn't seem like enough still.
Tati, you said you backpacked & stayed in hostels, but were you alone? I wouldn't be opposed to a hostel/b&b but would be worried about security. I've heard that many nowadays have places to lock up your luggage while you're out, though?