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.

English country garden

From tulips to snowdrops, there is a garden for every season and you will find much to inspire at our selection of must-visits through the year.

England’s second city: Birmingham

Long pigeon-holed as a centre of industry, Birmingham is a vibrant centre of arts and literature, shopping and socialising, a mix of the old and the new.

Review: Great Fosters hotel

Step back in time with a stay at the magnificent Great Fosters hotel, just 10 miles from Heathrow, and enjoy a country house ambiance in lovely grounds.

The countryside of kings and queens

Coveted by invaders, Hampshire is home to picturesque villages, stunning coastline and a great forest

Rare retreats

From tree houses to trailers, roulottes to railway carriages, these unusual escapes offer a chance to abandon bricks and mortar without sacrificing style or comfort.

Five facts about Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten put a small seaside town on the classical music map forever after he launched Aldeburgh Festival

Manchester: A city united

Innovation and industry have long been the bywords of the booming, bustling city of Manchester.

A weekend in Winchester

We take a tour of this wonderful city and discover an incredible history, beautiful architecture and a thriving foodie scene.

Northumberland: The heritage coast

Steeped in stories of invaders and sleeping under the spell of a dangerous and heroic past besieged with bloody border clashes, Northumberland today

Wiltshire: Moonraker country

Wiltshire natives refer to themselves as ‘moonrakers’, originating from a time when smuggling was big business in this sleepy county

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Sally Coffey
James Davis