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 hidden Arts and Crafts gem

A beautifully-preserved link to Britain’s Arts and Crafts heritage remains frozen in time behind the doors of a handsome Georgian house overlooking the River Thames.

Glorious Goodwood showcases best of British style

The first bespoke luxury fashion range has been designed for Goodwood Racecourse, home of the Panama, Pimms and parasols. 

Tudor Dog

Lost tudor dog returns after 465 years

A MONGREL DOG who sailed aboard Henry VIII’s ill-fated Mary Rose has returned home to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard after an incredible 465 years away.   The painstakingly preserved and reconstructed skeleton of the Tudor ship’s…

Boyd’s Brasserie – Trafalgar Square’s grand surprise

NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE, a grand Victorian boulevard running from Trafalgar Square to the Thames Embankment, hides a dining treat.   IN 1887, a select and wealthy group of Victorians gathered outside a splendid new building in…

Final voyage for Lawrence of Arabia’s RAF launch

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’s RAF launch is making a historic final voyage before going on display at the RAF Museum in London.

Rarely-seen Chagall painting to star in Impressionism auction in London

Bonhams, the British auction house founded in 1793, has a rarely-seen Chagall masterpiece in its Impressionism sale this June.   A MASTERPIECE BY Marc Chagall, rarely before seen in public, will be one of the…

Fit for a King – 500 years of Royal Arms and Armour

The new exhibition Fit for a King, showing 500 years of Royal arms and armour, is now permanently on view in the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Best of British in bloom at Hampton Court

HAMPTON COURT PALACE Flower Show is celebrating its 21st birthday this year (6-11 July) with an eclectic showcase of horticultural delights on the 33-acre site beside the River Thames. HAMPTON COURT PALACE Flower Show is…

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The Petersham and the Bingham on Richmond Hill

DESIGNED BY Victorian architect John Giles and opened in 1865, The Petersham hotel sits on Richmond Hill with views over the River Thames. Nearby, the Bingham offers Michelin fabulous cuisine.  The Petersham on Richmond Hill…

Victoria and Albert: Love and Art

A charming exhibition at London’s Queen’s Gallery until 31 October looks at the relationship between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, from their engagement through to his untimely demise. Franz Xaver Winterhalter, The Royal Family in…