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London

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.
London Olympic Image Mascots

10 fascinating facts about the Olympics

From a queen’s demand that forever changed the marathon, to the relocation of 2,000 east London newts

Wimbledon quiz

Just how much do you know about this famous contest and venue? Try our quiz and test your knowledge.

Cities of the Modern Games Tower Bridge London 2012 Olympics

Olympic cities at Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is celebrating the London Olympics in style this summer with a round-the-world tour of the ‘Cities of the Modern Games’

Narnia in Kensington Gardens

A dazzling and dramatic retelling of C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy novel The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe opens in the historic grounds of Kensington Gardens on 8th May

Win a royal themed stay at London's luxury Grosvenor House

CLOSED: WIN a luxury stay at London’s Grosvenor House

To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, BRITAIN magazine has teamed up with London’s iconic Grosvenor House

William Kate Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Wax Works Madame Tussauds

William and Kate waxworks unveiled

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been immortalised as waxwork figures in the popular Madame Tussauds Museum in London.

Prince Charles and Camilla waxworks Madame Tussauds

7 quirky facts about Madame Tussauds

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction! Here are 7 interesting facts about London’s famous waxwork museum…

Big Ben Elizabeth Tower Diamond Jubilee

Will Big Ben become Elizabeth Tower?

MPs in Britain are proposing that Big Ben, which stands proudly on the River Thames, be renamed Elizabeth Tower to commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the official London home of the British monarch since 1837

Beefeater, Tower of London

The Tower Beefeaters

Britain’s Beefeaters, or Yeoman Warders, are the eyes and ears of the Tower of London

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