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History

The rich tapestry of Britain’s history is full of fascinating characters, imposing castles and literary heroes. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Britain, the Tudor period to the Victorian era, Shakespeare to Dickens, Britain has a unique heritage like no other. Much of this historical treasure trove has been preserved to inspire us today.

Fathers of invention

From John Logie Baird’s televisor, first demonstrated in Selfridge’s in London in 1925, to Tim Berners-Lee’s world wide web, we celebrate the inventors and inventions that put the ‘great’ into Great Britain.

Who was St George?

Today we celebrate St George for his gallantry and bravery, but how much do you actually know about England’s patron saint? Here are five facts.

A weekend in Winchester

We take a tour of this wonderful city and discover an incredible history, beautiful architecture and a thriving foodie scene.

Art Tours of Parliament

The art in Parliament is surely one of Britain’s best kept secrets. From contemporary portraiture in Portcullis House to Pugin interior design in the Lords Chamber, a wealth of beautiful and interesting paintings, sculptures and…

Inside Britain’s Jacobean houses

Built as a celebration and demonstration of wealth, with sophisticated symmetry and grand entrance halls, elaborate carvings and complex decoration

Oliver Cromwell: Hero or villain?

Described by some as a sincere man of action, labelled a tyrannical dictator and traitor by others, Oliver Cromwell is admired and reviled in equal measure.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is a show of unparallelled brilliance

Inside Britain’s Palaces

The dramatic exteriors of Britain’s royal residences shape the country’s historic landscape

Britain’s literary legacy

Britain has a rich literary heritage, with its beautiful countryside and fascinating villages, towns and cities.

Woburn Abbey

A house fit for royalty, a wartime hospital, the home to a remarkable collection of art and a stunning example of Palladian architectural style

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