Beds have featured in a variety of stories throughout history - from fairytales to famous songs. Simply considered by most of us as a place to bed down, this humble piece of furniture has even taken centre stage in high profile Hollywood films and popular stories - none more so than the world-famous Bed-In, involving John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Here we explore 8 incredible beds that have made history.

Iconic beds that made history