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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.
The Goring, Belgravia, London. Hotels in central London

Hotels in central London: the best in five-star luxury

Make your next trip to London your most luxurious yet with a stay in one of these quintessentially English five-star London hotels

The London 2018 Guide is out now

Pick up your copy of the London 2018 Guide for the latest on the royal wedding, London’s most iconic landmarks (including Big Ben and Tower Bridge), and the best of the West End

HMS Belfast

Royal Navy warship HMS Belfast turns 80

HMS Belfast was launched into service 80 years ago this March. Here, we chart the history of this heroic ship from the Second World War to her home on the Thames

Inside Buckingham Palace: take a behind-the-scenes tour

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to the public each summer. Don’t miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at the Queen’s London home

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