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St Michael's Mount

St Michael’s Mount: the myths and the magic

It’s only a few minutes from mainland Cornwall, but the tiny island of St Michael’s Mount seems like a world away St Michael’s Mount, a tiny island 500 metres off the coast of Cornwall, was...
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 There's glamour and gravitas...

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 Buckingham Palace is a world-famous icon of Great Britain and its...
Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire | Sir Isaac Newton drawing discovered 350 years later

Revealed: Sir Isaac Newton drawing discovered on the wall of his Lincolnshire home after...

A drawing by English scientist Sir Isaac Newton has been found etched into a wall at his childhood home, 350 years later A sketch of a windmill, said to have been etched by Sir Isaac...
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 Tower Bridge is such a symbol of London that an...
Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square

What is Trafalgar Day? And why do we celebrate it?

Nelson’s Column is one of the most iconic statues in London, with the vice admiral towering over Trafalgar Square. Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. But what really happened at the...
Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

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

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...
Mechanism of Wells Cathedral Clock

Big Ben has fallen silent. But another clock is chiming on – 600 years...

Wells Cathedral Clock has one of the oldest clock mechanisms in the world. As it finds a new home in a more prominent area of the Science Museum, we cast a look at its...
Windsor Castle

Six medieval castles near London

You don’t have to leave the capital far behind to immerse yourself in history. Pay a visit to one of these medieval castles near London for an unforgettable day trip... Windsor Castle, Berkshire Windsor (above) is...
London landmark, Big Ben clock tower and the Houses of Parliament | Big Ben’s Bongs

Big Ben’s bongs to fall silent during restoration work

The iconic sound of Big Ben’s bongs will not be heard in London until 2021 as essential restoration work is carried out to Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower They are recognised the world over as a symbol...

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