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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.

10 facts about the Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of 1666 is part of British folklore but how much do you really know about those dramatic three days in September?

The truth about 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 the Great Fire of London in 1666.

10 of the best stately homes

Britain has a wealth of beautiful stately homes, many of which are used as sets for filming period dramas for film and television. Here is our pick of the best.

In photos: The Tower of London

Nine hundred and fifty years after it was first founded, we take a look inside one of Britain’s most iconic and historic buildings, the Tower of London.

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CLOSED: WIN a VIP visit to the Crown Jewels

The winner of our competition will enjoy a ticket for a VIP tour of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and a two-night stay for two people at the Great Northern Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel.

Arts festival marks 350th anniversary of Great Fire

London’s Burning, a series of spectacular art events, will mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire from 30 August to 4 September 2016.

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Exhibition marks 350th anniversary of Great Fire

Fire! Fire! is a fascinating interactive exhibition at the Museum of London which looks at the history of Great Fire of London to mark the devastating blaze of 1666.

BRITAIN’s top 5 London outdoor attractions

Get the best out of summer in the city by heading to these great spots where your entertainment is served up with a dose of sunshine.

It’s time to discover the other Dickens

A new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum in London aims to debunk the myths surrounding the life of the writer’s wife, Catherine Dickens.

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Get a tour of the West End from Sir Ian McKellan

Get an intimate tour of London’s West End with one of Britain’s greatest actors, Sir Ian McKellan, as he turns guide with the help of a new app.

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