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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.

Luxury London shopping

When it comes to living the life of a lord, there’s nowhere like London, whether it’s sampling super luxury in Bond Street’s boutiques or following in the footsteps of royalty at the opera

Visit London€™s’ blue plaque properties

Scattered across London, in stately prominence and secret corners, the blue plaques scheme brings buildings to life, connecting people with places

The history of London’s Olympics

From unlikely origins in sleepy Shropshire, the history of the Olympic Games has been characterised by stories of triumph over adversity and a very British sense of fair play

Boisdale and the Younger of Clanranald

When Ranald Macdonald, theyounger of Clanranald, brought his ‘taste’ of stunning Scotland to beautiful Belgravia, London got much more than it bargained for – fabulous food, tartan, jazz and cigars…

Shopping in London’s West End

A revitalised West End is still London’s top shopping destination, but it also has everything you could want for a perfect weekend break in the capital.

SS Robin returns to its London birthplace

SS Robin, the world’s last remaining steam coaster ship, built in 1890, returned to London’s Royal Albert Docks. The iconic ship of British maritime heritage will open as an attraction in 2012 in the run…

A Fashionable Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough Hotel

Bring in the summer in styleon the 1st July, when this prestigious hotel teams up with fashion label Harvey Nichols to offer a luxurious Champagne Afternoon Tea and fashion show. There’s nothing more quintessentially English…

All-Australian orchestra to perform at the City of London Festival

The annual City ofLondon Festival will begin this year on the 26 June and will end on the 16 July.

Tower Bridge is restored to former glory

Finally, after three yearsof paint analysis, scaffolding, polythene and engineers, the most famous bridge in the world has been restored to all its former glory – Tower Bridge is back. Finally, after three years of…

London Art Exhibitions in 2011

With the wedding to look forward to, 2011 is a great year for visiting Britain. But it’s also a bumper time for gallery-goers with many, and diverse, exhibitions opening in London.

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