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.
Drakes of Brighton bedroom. Credit: Julia Claxton

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Ever since the Brighton Belle – the world’s most famous electric train, complete with Art-Deco styling and Pullman carriages – began bringing day trippers from London to the town in the 1930s, Brighton’s transformation from…

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Beautiful photos of Oxford

With its prestigious university, established in the 12th century, and the city’s medieval centre, Oxford’s architecture led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the City of Dreaming Spires. Here are some of our favourite spots.

First World War warship HMS M.33 opens to public

A small ship with a big history, this unique warship will offer a taste of the ill-fated Gallipoli with an immersive battle experience.

Battle of Britain, Second World War, air show

Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Air Show

See Spitfires scramble in living history representation of crucial Second World War aerial battle at IWM Duxford.

10 most popular heritage sites in Britain

The country is overflowing with historic buildings and fascinating ancient landmarks. Here’s our top 10 guide to what should be on any visitor’s must-see list.

Savoy, afternoon tea

REVIEW: Elegant Savoy experience is our cup of tea

The Savoy, set back from London’s Strand in Covent Garden, is one of the most celebrated and glamorous hotels in Britain – and world-famous for its afternoon tea.

History of the Tower of London

Many of British history’s most critical moments have taken place within its wall. We pull back the curtain on the famous medieval castle’s history.

Kaspar's at The Savoy

Step into another era at London’s Savoy hotel

London’s Savoy is rightly considered to be one of the best hotels in the capital and its Art Deco interiors, fused with impeccable service, make a visit here an unforgettable experience.

Pont Street afternoon tea, London's Belgravia

Let them eat cake… with their afternoon tea

Standing on the corner of one of Belgravia’s many pretty squares in west London is the Pont St restaurant, which offers the ultimate in afternoon tea opulence, inspired by Marie Antoinette.

Ely, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Paul Thompson Images/Alamy

Five things to do in Ely, Cambridgeshire

Explore the cathedral city of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, which was once home to the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell.