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 from Southwark, c.1630. Old London Bridge is in the right foreground and old St Paul's Cathedral on the skyline to the left. This is one of the few remaining pictures showing the city before the Great Fire. photoS: Credit: Digital Image Library / Alamy

Discover Shakespeare’s London

Follow our guided tour from St Paul’s to London Bridge for a vivid glimpse of the city in Shakespearean times WORDS David Thomas Start at St Paul’s Station. Take exit two from the station and…

Kensington Palace: A Royal Home. Credit: Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace: A Royal Home

As royal wedding excitement hits fever pitch, we explore the London borough the newlyweds will call home Words Chantal Borciani Flanked by the verdant acres of Hyde Park and a stone’s throw from walks along…

A distant view of Logan Rock, Cornwall. Credit Visit Britain

Stunning aerial footage of Devon and Cornwall

Take a video tour of Cornwall St Ives and the beautiful Devon coast for a viewpoint with a difference Cornwall and Devon are beautiful summer destinations, there’s no doubt about it. If you’re still not…

London skyline. Credit: Visit Britain

History of London’s Mayfair and St James

From Royal parks and palaces, to clothing and consumables fit for a king, this district forms the very heart of London. Discover how much this area was developed on the whims of royals and canny aristocrats.

Buckingham Palace With Flowers Blooming In The Queen's Garden, London, England. Credit: Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s London residence

Take our tour of London’s grandest royal residences and you might even catch a glimpse of Her Majesty at home WORDS MARTHA ALEXANDER London is a city with such a glut of royal buildings, parks…

Piccadilly, London

Famous London Streets

Stuck for inspiration? Head to one of London’s most famous thoroughfares and see where the fancy takes you Words: Chris Beanland   The Mall For pure pomp, The Mall is hard to beat. Running from Admiralty…

Shopping in London - Harrods

Best shopping in London

Forget your endless malls and out-of-town retail parks. For a unique, enticing shopping experience, London remains a world-beating destination Words: Martha Alexander When it comes to retail therapy, killing all of your birds with one stone…

Best London Markets - Portobello Market

Top five London markets

For a true taste of London life, take a morning stroll around a city market before the crowds arrive Portobello Road Market Spanning the 1.5 miles from the shabby-chic charm of Ladbroke Grove to the…

Beautiful photos of Cornwall

With its sleepy villages, hidden coves and historic harbours, Cornwall is an ever-popular location for those seeking a slice of the rural idyll Cornwall’s majestic coastline and stunning countryside has been long been charming visitors,…

Tower Bridge, London

Roman London

London is one of the great cities of the modern world, but it is built on ancient foundations. Here, we go in search of its origins There is a school of thought that considers the…