England

England became a unified state in AD 927 and, since the 15th century, has had a significant impact on the wider world, developing the English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world. Its beautiful and varied countryside is interspersed with quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities including the capital, London.
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Roman London: what to do at the Londinium 2017 festival

Gladiators, togas, chariots. We think we know what life in Roman London was like. But is any of it true? We preview Londinium, a season of events in the capital celebrating London’s Roman heritage

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Exclusive: Stunning photos of Arundel Castle

Take a look at these beautiful photos of Arundel Castle, which show the true majesty of the West Sussex castle in its 950th year

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Review: Queen Anne reigns supreme at London’s Royal Haymarket Theatre

This Royal Shakespeare Company smash hit, which has just transferred to London’s West End, explores the troubled life of Queen Anne during a time of political turmoil

The Royal Opera House, London. Credit: The Royal Opera House

5 of the best London theatre hotspots

London’s theatre scene is at the heart of the capital’s creativity and a visit to a world-class show is a must-see for many visitors. Here we explore the best spots to sample a theatrical treat.

Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Credit: Matt Crockett

West End musical Wicked: be spellbound by this London theatre smash hit

The multi award-winning West End musical Wicked, now in its 11th year, will blow you away

The new colonnade entrance from Exhibition Road uses the 1909 Aston Webb Screen. London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

21st-century makeover for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

See the results of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum’s biggest architectural project in 100 years

A romantic treasure hunt at the British Museum

A new interactive trail at the British Museum promises to help visitors engage with some of the museum’s exhibits in a fun and slightly naughty way. Following success at the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay…

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Get five-star luxury by Kensington Palace at the Baglioni

If you are planning a visit to the Princess Diana exhibition at Kensington Palace, then book into the nearby five-star Baglioni Hotel, which is running a special ‘Royal Visit’ package.

Houses of Parliament c1900. Credit: Parliamentary Archives

London History Day launches

On Wednesday 31 May (the date Big Ben first started keeping time) England’s capital will celebrate the first ever London History Day, recognising the extraordinary history and heritage of this great city

Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, Norfolk

9 secret gardens of East Anglia

Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur have found some of the finest privately owned gardens for their book, Secret Gardens of East Anglia. Each garden is distinctive. Hoverton includes an ice well. At Pensthorpe, there are flamingos. At…