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.

Shop, sleep and spa in west London

We discover a hidden hotel in revamped Shepherds Bush that offers the perfect base to see the capital and is home to a wonderful spa.

London’s boutique boltholes

Unbeatable locations, historic buildings and individual character – London’s small hotels offer some of the capital’s top places to stay.

Glorious Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is the most elegant area of south-east London, straddling the world’s hemispheres with glorious architecture and green open space. We list its must-see gems.

Your FREE royal baby souvenir magazine

Celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge with our special souvenir magazine, which celebrates the birth of this royal infant and future king.

Hotel review: The Arch London

BRITAIN’s Editor Jessica Tooze finds a boutique bolthole in central London that is quietly impressive.

London’s unseen treasures

We speak to Philip Davies, author of London: Hidden Interiors, and explore some of the capital’s hidden gems

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…

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

Luxury London theatre weekend

Right in the heart of Mayfair, and yet tucked away into near obscurity on the east side of Green Park is one of London’s smartest and most classic hotels

London’s hidden collectables

Lining London’s smartest streets and sprinkled around scenic Cotswold villages