Photos of Britain

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History of the Tower of London

Many of British history’s most critical moments have taken place within its wall. We pull back the curtain on the famous medieval castle’s history.

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Seaham Hall Hotel, Durham

Tales of smugglers and Byron at Seaham Hall

With links to the Romantic poet Lord Byron, who married here in 1815, and with a host of notable past guests, this five-star Georgian hotel on the northeast coast of England makes for a relaxing getaway.

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The dome of St Paul's Cathedral  above the modern city skyline Credit: Art Kowalsky/Alamy

History of the Great Fire of London

The famous blaze raged for days and its impact is still felt on the capital’s skyline. Neil Jones takes a closer look at the extraordinary events of 1666.

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Lady Jane Grey proclaimed Queen on this day

As a young girl, she ruled for just nine days before being deposed and later beheaded. We uncover her poignant story.

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Fred Perry in action at Wimbledon in 1936. Credit: PA Pics

A history of Wimbledon Tennis

We look back at the history of the tennis championships, which bring Wimbledon to a standstill every year.

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Derwent Water, the Lake District. Credit: Matthew Dixon

10 beautiful photos of the Lake District

What could be more romantic than an escape to the Lake District, the place that inspired both Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter? Here are some gorgeous images to inspire you.

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