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From the bright lights of the West End and Theatreland to the smart streets of Kensington and Chelsea and the busy bustle of the City and Canary Wharf, London is a great, sprawling melting pot of a city, a fascinating blend of history and modernity.
And 2012 has been an exciting year for the city, with the London Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee both being a storming success.
London’s Tower Bridge, which survived the Blitz is a symbol of the capital’s resilience. Britain’s most famous landmarks

The history of London’s Tower Bridge

Is it true it was almost bought by an American? We tell the story of one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks: London’s Tower Bridge

K West Hotel & Spa sauna and sanarium, Shepherds Bush, London

Kick back in London’s luxurious K West Hotel & Spa

Head west to one of London’s most relaxed hotels and spas… certainly the only one with a snow room

Guy Fawkes: the man behind the guy

The effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned throughout Britain at this time of year, but how much do we really know of the famous Gunpowder Plot conspirator?

Westminster Abbey afternoon tea, London

Review: Christmas afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey

Book a festive treat with afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey for a real behind-the-scenes feel

Catherine Steadman as Romaine and Jack McMullen as Leonard

Agatha Christie’s gripping murder mystery play comes to County Hall on London’s South Bank

Witness to the Prosecution is the first major production of an Agatha Christie play to be staged in London since the Sixties

The Clifton, St John’s Wood, London. Review, the clifton neighbourhood pub

Review: The Clifton, St John’s Wood, London

Hidden down a side street in London’s leafy St John’s Wood, The Clifton is a friendly neighbourhood pub that offers all-day dining and cosy interiors

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

Charles I’s art collection reunited for first time since Civil War at London’s Royal Academy

King Charles I had a huge art collection. After his execution, it was split up and sold off across Europe. Now, for the first time since the 17th-century, more than 100 paintings and sculptures are…

'Bump, bump, bump', Winnie-the-Pooh chapter 1, pencil drawing by E. H. Shephard, 1926

Winnie-the-Pooh comes to the V&A in the UK’s largest exhibition of the bear of ‘very little brain’

Created by A. A. Milne and drawn by E. H. Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved characters in children’s literature. Now a major exhibition is coming to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

Entrance to GBR in Dukes of London, an all-day brasserie in St James’s

Review: GBR restaurant in Dukes of London, St James’s

This bright and chic brasserie tucked away in London’s St James’s offers refined respite from the busy shopping thoroughfare of Piccadilly

White Tower, Tower of London, history of London’s castles

The history of London’s castles

The capital is home to many palaces that have been impeccably preserved but London’s castles are a little more elusive. Here are four of the castles in London to have withstood the test of time

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