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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.
Northcote hotel in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire

WIN two nights in a luxury Michelin-starred Lancashire hotel – plus a five-course dinner

Enjoy a two-night stay for two at Northcote – a boutique hotel in the Ribble Valley – with a lavish five-course dinner

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

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

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 are…

'Bump, bump, bump', Winnie-the-Pooh chapter 1, pencil drawing by E. H. Shephard, 1926

Winnie-the-Pooh comes to the V&A in the UK’s largest exhibition of the bear of ‘very little brain’

Created by A. A. Milne and drawn by E. H. Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved characters in children’s literature. Now a major exhibition is coming to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

Entrance to GBR in Dukes of London, an all-day brasserie in St James’s

Review: GBR restaurant in Dukes of London, St James’s

This bright and chic brasserie tucked away in London’s St James’s offers refined respite from the busy shopping thoroughfare of Piccadilly

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…

White Tower, Tower of London, history of London’s castles

The history of London’s castles

The capital is home to many palaces that have been impeccably preserved but London’s castles are a little more elusive. Here are four of the castles in London to have withstood the test of time

See Britain’s Sistine Chapel, Greenwich’s Painted Hall, up close

Visitors to London’s Greenwich have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the magnificent Painted Hall’s ceiling, known as Britain’s Sistine Chapel, up close

Cornwall Coast by Aerial Republic. Aerial footage of Cornwall

Unbelievable aerial footage of Cornwall St Ives

Take a video tour of Cornwall St Ives and the beautiful Devon coast for a viewpoint with a difference

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

Savoy, London, Afternoon Tea |afternoon tea in London | London's best afternoon teas

Five best places for tea in London

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, which takes place from 8-14 August this year, we’ve picked the finest treats London has to offer.

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