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.

Cocktails in the capital

Martha Alexander attends the opening of Bourne & Hollingsworth’s newest offering. A uniquely designed and intimate basement bar, Rev JW Simpson focuses on high quality, classic cocktails and the best service in town Get ready…

Places to stay: Malmesbury

In a southern corner of rural England the much-loved Cotswolds have remained sleepily unchanged for hundreds of years

drakes of Brighton, Marina Parade

Make like a superstar and check into Brighton’s most chic and spoiling hotel

Visiting Brighton

Funfairs, oysters, vintage shops and regency palaces. Martha Alexander discovers the ultimate seaside city, Brighton

Home city style

See the closing ceremony in style with a stay at one of London’s top hotels

New Forest Cycling

See the New Forest in a new way…

There is always a new way to see an old favourite, as BRITAIN magazine’s editor discovered when she explored the New Forest’s extensive cycle routes

London Olympic Image Mascots

10 fascinating facts about the Olympics

From a queen’s demand that forever changed the marathon, to the relocation of 2,000 east London newts

Room with a view

High above the picturesque bay of Mawgan Porth, just outside Newquay, the Bedruthan Steps hotel makes the perfect family getaway

Cities of the Modern Games Tower Bridge London 2012 Olympics

Olympic cities at Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is celebrating the London Olympics in style this summer with a round-the-world tour of the ‘Cities of the Modern Games’

Narnia in Kensington Gardens

A dazzling and dramatic retelling of C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy novel The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe opens in the historic grounds of Kensington Gardens on 8th May