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From the bright lights of the West End and Theatreland to the smart streets of Kensington and Chelsea and the busy bustle of the City and Canary Wharf, London is a great, sprawling melting pot of a city, a fascinating blend of history and modernity.
And 2012 has been an exciting year for the city, with the London Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee both being a storming success.
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Five ideas for rainy days in London

With winter fast-approaching, here are our top tips for spending rainy days in London. 

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Best shopping in London

Forget your endless malls and out-of-town retail parks. For a unique, enticing shopping experience, London remains a world-beating destination Words: Martha Alexander When it comes to retail therapy, killing all of your birds with one stone…

Strawberry Hill House

Lost & Found

Horace Walpole’s precious collection of art, antiques and curios once filled his Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill. Sold at auction by a profligate heir, the scattered treasures, now reunited, are set to return home On the…

10 Downing Street

Discover London’s architecture with Open House

Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to peek inside more than 800 of the capital’s most interesting buildings

Items belonging to Alice Hawkins. Alice was a machinist at the shoe factory in Leicester. She was a socialist, trade unionist and WSPU campaigner. She was imprisoned five times for her role in WSPU protests.

Voice and Vote: an exhibition not to be missed

Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament, the major, free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament, follows the story of women’s suffrage through the very building it inhabits. It gathers together objects and documents, often for…

The George Inn, the only remaining galleried inn in London.

6 historic British pubs

Britain has a long and celebrated history when it comes to local pubs. If you like your pint of beer with a touch of history, check out these time-honoured British establishments George Inn The George…

BRITAIN’s top 5 London outdoor attractions

Get the best out of summer in the city by heading to these great spots where your entertainment is served up with a dose of sunshine.

5 best places for afternoon tea in London

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, which takes place from 8-14 August this year, we’ve picked the finest treats London has to offer.

Buckingham Palace

Behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace

We shine the spotlight on the most splendid of all the Queen’s homes, which opens up to the public every summer

The grand auditorium of the Royal Albert Hall

Win Champagne afternoon tea for two at the Royal Albert Hall

Enter our competition for your chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour and Champagne afternoon tea for you and a guest at the Royal Albert Hall in London