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.

The Houses of Parliament

The Palace of Westminster is one of the most recognised buildings in the world. Join us as we explore the chambers of this magnificent landmark.

London West End

Theatre in London’s West End

Surrounded in scandal and suffused with celebrity, London’s West End is the largest theatre district in the world.

Chez Gerard Bishopsgate

The return of Chez Gérard

An iconic brasserie brand that first launched opened in 1975, and had branches all over London has now been condensed into one slick, smart restaurant in the heart of the City of London. Iconic Chez…

The View from The Shard Review

The View from The Shard

Whizz up to the 72nd floor of Western Europe’s tallest building for a knee-trembling but incredible perspective of London with The View from the Shard – now open to the public

The Bank of England Museum – our top 10

Make sure you take time to spot our top 10 must-see highlights.

Visit the Bank of England

We take a tour of the Bank of England Museum and discover a treasure trove of fun and factual exhibits.

BRITAIN meets The Savoy’s Head Butler

As calm as Lord Grantham’s Carson and as unflappable as Bruce Wayne’s Alfred, Sean Davoren’s role at the world-famous Savoy hotel amalgamates a very formal British tradition with more than a touch of modern-day luxury

10 facts about Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is famous for its royal spectaculars and soaring Gothic architecture, but there are many largely unknown – and sometimes rather strange – reasons for visiting the Abbey.

Free London supplement

A very warm welcome to our London special supplement – your free digital guide to the world’s greatest city

London underground facts

London Underground facts

January 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the world’s oldest underground railway system. We dig deep and uncover some of the Tube’s hidden secrets