Bed & Mattress Guide

1 Piece Mattress
in Standard UK
Sizes

Metric (cm)

Nearest Imperial
Equivalent
(Feet/Inches)

Hints and tips to consider

 

Width

Length

Width

Length

 

Single

90

190

3'

6'3"

It may be worth considering a longer bed if you are tall.

Small
Double

120

190

4'0"

6'3"

Sleeps 2, you have a Tight 60 cm each. Consider a longer bed if you are tall.

Double

135

190

4'6"

6'3"

Sleeps 2, you have a cosy 67.5cm each. Consider a longer bed if you are tall.

King

150

200

5'

6'6"

Sleeps 2 nicely, 75cm each.

Super
king

180

200

6'

6'6"

Sleeps 2 nicely, 90cm each.

 

Most modern beds/mattresses sold in the UK are constructed using metric dimensions; it is worth noting that "bed size" in the UK generally refers to mattress size. This is because mattresses have a standard size grading, whereas bed frames do not. While many companies in the UK do offer bespoke bed making services, most mass-produced bed linens, bed frames and mattresses fit only the standard bed sizes above. A common mistake is to use a mattress size as the required space for the full dimensions of the bed and mattress.