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.
Best London Markets - Portobello Market

Top five London markets

For a true taste of London life, take a morning stroll around a city market before the crowds arrive Portobello Road Market Spanning the 1.5 miles from the shabby-chic charm of Ladbroke Grove to the…

Tower Bridge, London

Roman London

London is one of the great cities of the modern world, but it is built on ancient foundations. Here, we go in search of its origins There is a school of thought that considers the…

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Big ben’s chimes sound for last time in four years

When was Big Ben built? The history of London’s biggest icon

It is a symbol of London the world over, but do you know the origins of Big Ben? If you’ve ever asked yourself, ‘when was Big Ben built?’ then read on for a potted history…

St Paul’s Cathedra,l London. London atractions 2018. London landmarks. London icons

Top things to do in London in 2018

Make the most of your time in the capital this year. Try to squeeze as many of these top things to do in London into your visit as possible

The Goring, Belgravia, London. Hotels in central London

Hotels in central London: the best in five-star luxury

Make your next trip to London your most luxurious yet with a stay in one of these quintessentially English five-star London hotels

The London 2018 Guide is out now

Pick up your copy of the London 2018 Guide for the latest on the royal wedding, London’s most iconic landmarks (including Big Ben and Tower Bridge), and the best of the West End

HMS Belfast

Royal Navy warship HMS Belfast turns 80

HMS Belfast was launched into service 80 years ago this March. Here, we chart the history of this heroic ship from the Second World War to her home on the Thames

Inside Buckingham Palace: take a behind-the-scenes tour

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace open to the public each summer. Don’t miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at the Queen’s London home

London’s Tower Bridge, which survived the Blitz is a symbol of the capital’s resilience. Britain’s most famous landmarks

The history of London’s Tower Bridge

Is it true it was almost bought by an American? We tell the story of one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks: London’s Tower Bridge

K West Hotel & Spa sauna and sanarium, Shepherds Bush, London

Kick back in London’s luxurious K West Hotel & Spa

Head west to one of London’s most relaxed hotels and spas… certainly the only one with a snow room