Whether they are called Convertibles, Cabriolets, Spiders or even Spyders, they all mean the same thing: the ability to remove the roof and take in the two weeks of blissful sunshine that typify a British summer.

Our predilection for open-topped motoring despite the less than ideal weather may seem strange to those living outside the UK but even when it’s overcast and gloomy, having the top down and blasting the heater is far more fun than driving around in a tin-topped equivalent.

Thanks to our willingness to buy them, the sheer range of convertibles on offer in the UK can be a bit daunting. From soft tops, hard tops, two-seaters and even off-roaders to sports cars and family-friendly convertibles, you need to do your homework if you are to pick the right on one for you. 

To simplify the process, we have picked some of the best examples from each of these categories so all you need to do now is head down to your dealer and get the one that suits you best.