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.
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

7 cosy Cotswolds winter hideaways

From Oliver Cromwell’s favourite retreat to the home of a scandalous beauty, check into one of Britain’s historic Cotswolds inns, many of which offer special winter rates…

Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire | Sir Isaac Newton drawing discovered 350 years later

Revealed: Sir Isaac Newton drawing discovered on the wall of his Lincolnshire home after 350 years

A drawing by English scientist Sir Isaac Newton has been found etched into a wall at his childhood home, 350 years later

London’s Tower Bridge, which survived the Blitz is a symbol of the capital’s resilience. Britain’s most famous landmarks

The history of London’s Tower Bridge

Is it true it was almost bought by an American? We tell the story of one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks: London’s Tower Bridge

K West Hotel & Spa sauna and sanarium, Shepherds Bush, London

Kick back in London’s luxurious K West Hotel & Spa

Head west to one of London’s most relaxed hotels and spas… certainly the only one with a snow room

Guy Fawkes: the man behind the guy

The effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned throughout Britain at this time of year, but how much do we really know of the famous Gunpowder Plot conspirator?

Traditional bar at the Anchor Inn, Hampshire | Cosy English Inns | Near Chawton, Jane Austen’s Hampshire

Review: The Anchor Inn, in Jane Austen’s Hampshire

A cosy inn with open fires, but the biggest draw of The Anchor Inn in Hampshire is surely its proximity to Jane Austen’s home in Chawton