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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.
Houses of Parliament c1900. Credit: Parliamentary Archives

London History Day launches

On Wednesday 31 May (the date Big Ben first started keeping time) England’s capital will celebrate the first ever London History Day, recognising the extraordinary history and heritage of this great city

Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London, Open House London

London 2017: top 10 things to do

Plan the perfect holiday to Britain’s capital with our recommendations for some of the highlights of London’s cultural life in 2017.

Emanuel, Princess Diana

Discover Princess Diana’s style at Kensington Palace

A fabulous exhibition of fashion icon Princess Diana’s stunning outfits explores her public style at her former home, Kensington Palace.

South Banks

Explore London’s Southbank

For the best culture in the capital, London’s South Bank still reigns supreme. We take in the sights and sounds.

Shaftesbury Avenue, London

25 best things to do in London

London is the most visited city in Europe and its delights are almost endless from royal palaces to cutting-edge culture. Here, we pick the 25 things every visitor must see.

10 facts about the Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of 1666 is part of British folklore but how much do you really know about those dramatic three days in September?

The truth about the Great Fire of London

The famous blaze raged for days and its impact is still felt on the capital’s skyline. Neil Jones takes a closer look at the extraordinary events of the Great Fire of London in 1666.

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.

Tower of London

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.

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