London Guide 2018
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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.

Early birthday present for Britain’s oldest theatre

The Bristol Old Vic, Britain’s oldest theatre, has received a boost of Lottery funding in the run-up to its 250th anniversary, plus we look back at some of our other historic playhouses.

HM The Queen: 10 of our favourite anecdotes

To celebrate the monarch’s milestone, we reveal these royal titbits to shed light on Queen Elizabeth II’s extraordinary character.

Chocolate afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel

Time for tea? London’s afternoon tea trail

Tempt your taste buds on a tea trail around London with the help of a new website launched by Horniman Museum and Gardens.

Magna Carta Memorial

Fortnight of celebrations at Windsor Festival

Enjoy music, literature and the arts marking the signing of the Magna Carta, the anniversaries of the battles at Agincourt and Waterloo in and around the grounds of Windsor Castle.

NIght bus, Picadilly, 1913

London by Design explores iconic transport brand

Three exhibitions will look at the evolution of the capital’s transport design classics, from the Underground roundel to bus seat fabric and much more.

Art and antiques fair, lampada

CLOSED: LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair: ticket giveaway

WIN one of five pairs of tickets to international showcase for art, antiques, design and decorative arts in London’s exclusive Berkeley Square.

Jane Austen, portrait

BRITAIN’s top 10 Jane Austen quotes

Here, we gather her greatest pearls of romantic wisdom from one of Britain’s best-loved writers. Here are our favourite Jane Austen quotes.

Elizabeth II's Coronation

Palace exhibitions mark HM The Queen’s long reign

Beautiful photos of the monarch in public and private are now on display at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Discover London’s architecture with Open House

Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to peek inside more than 700 of the capital’s most interesting buildings.

Lady Katherine Grey

Tudor of the Month: Katherine Grey

Together with Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas tackles Lady Katherine Grey, a woman imprisoned by her royal blood.

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