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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.
St Michael's Mount

St Michael’s Mount: the myths and the magic

It’s only a few minutes from mainland Cornwall, but the tiny island of St Michael’s Mount seems like a world away

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Big ben’s chimes sound for last time in four years

When was Big Ben built? The history of London’s biggest icon

It is a symbol of London the world over, but do you know the origins of Big Ben? If you’ve ever asked yourself, ‘when was Big Ben built?’ then read on for a potted history…

St Paul’s Cathedra,l London. London atractions 2018. London landmarks. London icons

Top things to do in London in 2018

Make the most of your time in the capital this year. Try to squeeze as many of these top things to do in London into your visit as possible

The Goring, Belgravia, London. Hotels in central London

Hotels in central London: the best in five-star luxury

Make your next trip to London your most luxurious yet with a stay in one of these quintessentially English five-star London hotels

7 best places for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

From the best cucumber sandwiches to the daintiest cakes, we’ve picked some of the most charming spots in the Cotswolds for the most British of pastimes

Tudor Farmhouse stay | Review of the Tudor Farmhouse in Clearwell, the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Tudor Farmhouse stay: tranquil Forest of Dean bolthole

It’s all about woodland walks, steam trains and real-ale pubs in this picturesque part of the Wye Valley

The Bayeaux Tapestry tells the story of the Norman Conquest

What is the Bayeux Tapestry? The story of the Battle of Hastings

As it’s confirmed that France will lend the Bayeux Tapestry to England, we tell the story of the Battle of Hastings – William the Conqueror’s decisive battle, beautifully depicted in the embroidered artwork

The London 2018 Guide is out now

Pick up your copy of the London 2018 Guide for the latest on the royal wedding, London’s most iconic landmarks (including Big Ben and Tower Bridge), and the best of the West End

HMS Belfast

Royal Navy warship HMS Belfast turns 80

HMS Belfast was launched into service 80 years ago this March. Here, we chart the history of this heroic ship from the Second World War to her home on the Thames

Inside Buckingham Palace: take a behind-the-scenes tour

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to the public each summer. Don’t miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at the Queen’s London home