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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.
Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Credit: Matt Crockett

West End musical Wicked: be spellbound by this London theatre smash hit

The multi award-winning West End musical Wicked, now in its 11th year, will blow you away

The new colonnade entrance from Exhibition Road uses the 1909 Aston Webb Screen. London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

21st-century makeover for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

See the results of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum’s biggest architectural project in 100 years

A romantic treasure hunt at the British Museum

A new interactive trail at the British Museum promises to help visitors engage with some of the museum’s exhibits in a fun and slightly naughty way. Following success at the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay…

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Get five-star luxury by Kensington Palace at the Baglioni

If you are planning a visit to the Princess Diana exhibition at Kensington Palace, then book into the nearby five-star Baglioni Hotel, which is running a special ‘Royal Visit’ package.

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?