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.
Gordon's Wine Bar, Embankment

9 of the best wine bars in London

As we gear up to celebrate London Wine Week (18-24 May), we give you the best wine bars in the capital

Oakley Hall, Hampshire

Stay in Jane Austen’s old haunt of Oakley Hall

A young Jane Austen regularly visited her neighbours at Oakley Hall, in Hampshire. Today the Georgian country house is a hotel where you can enjoy afternoon tea or try your hand at that most English…

Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, London

Review: Sky Garden, London

New for 2015, this collection of restaurants high up on 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London arguably offers the best views of the capital.

Crocker's Folly Bar. Credit: Adrian Houston

Review: Crocker’s Folly, St John’s Wood, London

The elegant yet unassuming exterior of this former Victorian gin palace, which has been re-imagined for modern visitors, belies its opulent interior.

Medieval town of Rye. Credit: Alex Hare/VisitEngland

Book a cottage in medieval Rye, East Sussex

Want a little privacy on your next British travel adventure? Then why not book your own cottage, such as this impossibly cute one in the medieval town of Rye, in East Sussex.

Merchants Manor Hallway

REVIEW: Merchants Manor, Cornwall

This boutique hotel with views across Falmouth Bay in Cornwall, is set in a former Edwardian manor house, built for a wealthy merchant in 1913.

Intriguing storytelling event at London’s Monument

A live event held at the historic Monument attraction in the City of London will hear five original tales inspired by folklore and the iconic landmark itself

Buckingham Palace With Flowers Blooming In The Queen's Garden, London, England. Credit: Shutterstock

London Bike Tours

“Fun, informative and environmentally friendly” – just some of the words used to describe a Fat Tire Bike Tour. Book now and see the city’s sights in style and comfort on a California ‘beach cruiser’…

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…


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.