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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.

Derek Forss photography courses

Britain photographer Derek Forss will be running his popular photography courses throughout 2010. So if you fancy capturing some of Britain’s best landscapes, from the Lake District to the Yorkshire Dales, book your place now…

Places to stay along the River Thames (and fine dining, too)

If you were inspired by our feature on The Rural River Thames and would like to explore this beautiful part of the world for yourself, why not plan a holiday staying at several places along the…

Take home your own ‘Old Master’ painting

If you want to bring the style of the Old Master painters into your home but can’t quite spare a few millionpounds at the moment, don’t miss the selling exhibition from 1 to 5 December…

Bike Tours in London

“Fun, informative and environmentally friendly” – just some of the words used to describe a Fat Tire Bike Tour. Book now and see the city’s sights in style and comfort on a California ‘beach cruiser’…

Happy Birthday Phantom!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera, celebrates its 23rd anniversary today. If you haven’t already, go see it now before the sequel, Love Never Dies opens next March…

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The Rural River Thames

Long before the River Thames reaches the capital, it has journeyed through some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, weaving its way from Gloucestershire to Greater London, past historic gems and stately sights.

Pop Life: Art in a Material World

With work by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Jeff Koons, Pop Life in a Material World at Tate Modern (until 17 January 2010) was always going to be a much talked about affair…

Southbank exhibition snaps up sailing heroes

Britain’s Olympic sailing heroes have been captured on camera by award-winning photographer Robert Wilson and the spectacular results are on display at London’s gallery@oxo from 30 September to 4 October 2009.

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Thames Festival Fever

Fantastic fireworks made up the finale to this year’s Thames Festival in London (12-13 Sep). This free annual event boasts food, drink, music, arts, crafts and the famous riverside fireworks finale

Metropolitan Police: 180 years of policing the capital

THIS YEAR is the 180th birthday of the Metropolitan Police Service. Founded in 1829 by Robert Peel, Home Secretary, the Met has now opened a new museum looking back at police history in London UNTIL…

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