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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.

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…

portsmouth historic dockyards

Tudor warship to get new home in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

This year, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose, the only Tudor warship on display in the world, is celebrating her 500th birthday.   As a birthday present, she is going to be getting a…

Angel Gabriel Salisbury

Face of the angels at Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral has recently welcomed back the Angel Gabriel, one of eight beautiful angel heads sculpted by Emily Young and enjoyed by many thousands of visitors to Salisbury Cathedral last winter.

Let’s do the Time Warp again…

Richard O’Brien’s classic stage show The Rocky Horror Show is on tour across the UK.

Tribute to ‘the last Tommy’

WELLS CATHEDRAL in Somerset was the location of the funeral this week of Private Harry Patch, the last veteran of the First World War. Private Patch, who dies recently aged 111, was known as “the…

Jumeirah Carlton tower

For a hotel that means business, Jumeirah Carlton Tower scores top marks for its Knightsbridge location and superb business facilities – it was voted ‘Best UK Business Hotel’ at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards…

51 Buckingham Gate

51 Buckingham Gate

More than just a five-star hotel, 51 Buckingham Gate in the heart of Westminster, central London, offers a private and discreet off-street entrance leading to 86 luxury hotel suites

Washbourne Court

Washbourne Court is a truly splendid 17th century hotel and was once an Eton cramming school.

Royal Crescent Hotel

The Royal Crescent luxury hotel occupies the two central buildings in the crescent right in the heart of the elegant city of Bath. Dine in style at The Dower House or relax in The Bath…

Hunstrete House

The quintessential English country house hotel, Hunstrete House is an 18th-century Georgian manor house, idyllically situated in 71 acres of the most beautiful woodland, gardens and deer park. A spacious room at Hunstrete Beautifully furnished…

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