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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.
London underground facts

London Underground facts

January 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the world’s oldest underground railway system. We dig deep and uncover some of the Tube’s hidden secrets

Harrods

Behind the scenes at Harrods

Europe’s largest department store is known for its fantastic food halls, spectacular design and wide range of wares. But this amazing emporium all began with a humble cup of tea

Best walks in Britain

Our 5 favourite winter walks

New Year is an ideal time to head for the hills and enjoy the great outdoors. We have teamed up with the National Trust to bring you our five favourite winter walks

History of London

This is the unfinished story of a city. Once the epicentre of one of the world’s greatest empires, it has been a capital longer, almost, than any other. This is the story of 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