London Guide 2018
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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.
Auditorium. Wilton's Music Hall, London

Wilton’s, London: the world’s oldest music hall

Step inside this piece of living history and be transported back to an era of decadence and glamour, or join one of the regular tours to learn more about the building’s riveting heyday…

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VIDEO: London at Christmas time

This video from Visit London is making us feel all festive and it has a starring turn from one of our favourite Londoners, Paddington Bear.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Chinoiserie Entrance

London hotel review: Jumeirah Carlton Tower

This luxurious hotel in Knightsbridge offers sumptuous suites, plus a delectable Champagne afternoon tea.

The Eelbrook, Putney, London restaurant review

London restaurant review: The Eelbrook, Fulham

Small but neatly designed and perched perfectly on Eel Brook Common in southwest London, the Eelbrook is an ideal stop for affordable-good-food fanatics.

Review: The Halkin by COMO, London

Unparalleled luxury suites and Michelin-starred food makes a stay at this boutique hotel in chic Belgravia something to write home about

Joanna Lumley reveals her hidden London gems

Voices At One: Leading personalities including Joanna Lumley reveal their Covent Garden hidden gems on film

The UK’s Top 10 Christmas Markets

Over the festive period, hundreds of magical winter wonderlands crop up all over the UK, which we’ve narrowed down to the top ten

Slad Valley, Gloucestershire. Credit: Wolstenholme Images/Alamy

Glorious Gloucestershire in photos

In the centenary year of the birth of author Laurie Lee, we visit the Slad Valley, the rural landscape that inspired his poetic memoir, Cider with Rosie…

Harrow School. Credit Peter Dazeley

Unseen London: behind the capital’s closed doors

Come with us as we take you on a photographic tour inside some of London’s most iconic buildings, courtesy of new book Unseen London, revealing a side to them rarely seen before, plus some of…

The Vineyard exterior

Hotel review: The Vineyard, Berkshire

Located within easy reach of one of our nation’s biggest attractions, Highclere Castle, aptly named hotel The Vineyard offers an unrivalled wine selection amid contemporary comfort…