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.

London’s boutique boltholes

Unbeatable locations, historic buildings and individual character – London’s small hotels offer some of the capital’s top places to stay.

St Michael’s Mount: 10 facts

We bring you 10 facts about St Michael’s Mount.

Derbyshire well dressing

Pagan offering turned twee tradition – Derbyshire’s wells are a sight to behold if you’re lucky enough to find them at the right time.

Enjoy England in autumn

September, October and November are some of the best months in the calendar to enjoy England.

Glorious Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is the most elegant area of south-east London, straddling the world’s hemispheres with glorious architecture and green open space. We list its must-see gems.

Charms of Cheshire

Beautiful green countryside, a fascinating ancient city, grand stately homes and crumbling castles – Cheshire has it all. We take a tour through a county rich in history and heritage.

Sissinghurst: in pictures

Sissinghurst Castle has been home to pigs and paupers, hosted royalty and nobility, and welcomed thousands of visitors

Your FREE royal baby souvenir magazine

Celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge with our special souvenir magazine, which celebrates the birth of this royal infant and future king.

Buckinghamshire: The home county

The compact county of Buckinghamshire is often unfairly labelled ‘commuter country’, but it’s better described using the superlatives of Roald Dahl

Hotel review: The Arch London

BRITAIN’s Editor Jessica Tooze finds a boutique bolthole in central London that is quietly impressive.