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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.

10 of the best stately homes

Britain has a wealth of beautiful stately homes, many of which are used as sets for filming period dramas for film and television. Here is our pick of the best.

In photos: The Tower of London

Nine hundred and fifty years after it was first founded, we take a look inside one of Britain’s most iconic and historic buildings, the Tower of London.

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CLOSED: WIN a VIP visit to the Crown Jewels

The winner of our competition will enjoy a ticket for a VIP tour of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and a two-night stay for two people at the Great Northern Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel.

Arts festival marks 350th anniversary of Great Fire

London’s Burning, a series of spectacular art events, will mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire from 30 August to 4 September 2016.

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Exhibition marks 350th anniversary of Great Fire

Fire! Fire! is a fascinating interactive exhibition at the Museum of London which looks at the history of Great Fire of London to mark the devastating blaze of 1666.

BRITAIN’s top 5 London outdoor attractions

Get the best out of summer in the city by heading to these great spots where your entertainment is served up with a dose of sunshine.

It’s time to discover the other Dickens

A new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum in London aims to debunk the myths surrounding the life of the writer’s wife, Catherine Dickens.

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Get a tour of the West End from Sir Ian McKellan

Get an intimate tour of London’s West End with one of Britain’s greatest actors, Sir Ian McKellan, as he turns guide with the help of a new app.

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Review: The Arch London, Marble Arch, London

Boutique hotel The Arch London is nested away in the elegant heart of London where it mixes historic charm and contemporary class.

Discover the Freud Museum in Hampstead, London

To step through the front door of 20 Maresfield Gardens in picturesque Hampstead is to enter the world of Freud and his exploration of psychoanalysis.

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