London Guide 2018
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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.
The new colonnade entrance from Exhibition Road uses the 1909 Aston Webb Screen. London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

21st-century makeover for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

See the results of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum’s biggest architectural project in 100 years

A romantic treasure hunt at the British Museum

A new interactive trail at the British Museum promises to help visitors engage with some of the museum’s exhibits in a fun and slightly naughty way. Following success at the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay…

Fred Perry in action at Wimbledon in 1936. The history of Wimbledon tennis: where it all began

The history of Wimbledon Tennis

We look back at the history of the tennis championships, which bring Wimbledon to a standstill every year.

Baglioni Hotel London entrance. Five-star luxury by kensington Palace | London hotels | five-star London

Get five-star luxury by Kensington Palace at the Baglioni

If you are planning a visit to the Princess Diana exhibition at Kensington Palace, then book into the nearby five-star Baglioni Hotel, which is running a special ‘Royal Visit’ package.

Houses of Parliament c1900. Credit: Parliamentary Archives

London History Day launches

On Wednesday 31 May (the date Big Ben first started keeping time) England’s capital will celebrate the first ever London History Day, recognising the extraordinary history and heritage of this great city

Helmingham Hall, Suffolk. Credit: www.smdphotography.co.uk

Helmingham Hall wins Garden of the Year Award

Suffolk’s beautiful moated manor Helmingham Hall has won the 2017 Historic Houses Association (HHA) Garden of the Year Award, sponsored by Christie’s.

Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, Norfolk

9 secret gardens of East Anglia

Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur have found some of the finest privately owned gardens for their book, Secret Gardens of East Anglia. Each garden is distinctive. Hoverton includes an ice well. At Pensthorpe, there are flamingos. At…

Secret Cottage, the Cotswolds

The best Cotswolds tours 2017

Want to get to the heart of rural life in the British countryside? Then book on to one of these wonderful Cotswolds tours and courses

Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, Sussex.

Hotels in Sussex: Ashdown Park Hotel

Treat yourself to a luxury escape at one of the grandest hotels in Sussex, set amid the beautiful Ashdown Forest – home to AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh

Hastings, East Sussex, battle of hastings, 1066, England, cinque port

Hastings: the reinvention of a historic town

There’s more to this East Sussex town than the Battle of Hastings – alongside the history you’ll find a vibrant seaside scene, with an exciting new pier, restaurants and galleries