London Guide 2018
Subscribe to the Britain Magazine

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.
Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square

Manchester City Guide

The proud northwest English city of Manchester was built on the textile industry and thrives today as a centre of culture, sport and heritage

Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London, Open House London

London 2017: top 10 things to do

Plan the perfect holiday to Britain’s capital with our recommendations for some of the highlights of London’s cultural life in 2017.

Emanuel, Princess Diana

Discover Princess Diana’s style at Kensington Palace

A fabulous exhibition of fashion icon Princess Diana’s stunning outfits explores her public style at her former home, Kensington Palace.

City Guide: Canterbury, the historic home of the Church of England

A significant settlement since the Roman times and the home of the Church of England, historic Canterbury is the jewel in Kent’s crown.

South Banks

Explore London’s Southbank

For the best culture in the capital, London’s South Bank still reigns supreme. We take in the sights and sounds.

Five of the best Bonfire Night celebrations 2016

Remember remember the 5 November with our pick of this year’s best firework displays across the UK.

Shaftesbury Avenue, London

25 best things to do in London

London is the most visited city in Europe and its delights are almost endless from royal palaces to cutting-edge culture. Here, we pick the 25 things every visitor must see.

Bayeux Tapestry. Credit: Robert Harding Picture Library/Alamy

10 facts about the Battle of Hastings

In 1066 William the Conqueror set sail from Normandy to take part in one of the fiercest battles on British soil and one that changed the course of history forever…

The Bishop's Palace, Wells

City guide: Wells, England’s smallest city

With a sacred history stretching back more than a millennium, Wells – England’s smallest city – is big on charm and a great place for a weekend break.

10 facts about the Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of 1666 is part of British folklore but how much do you really know about those dramatic three days in September?