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.
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.

Tower of London, poppies

Tower of London poppies to tour north of England

Two parts of installation – Wave and Weeping Willow – will go on show in Yorkshire, Liverpool and Northumberland later this year.

10 most popular heritage sites in Britain

The country is overflowing with historic buildings and fascinating ancient landmarks. Here’s our top 10 guide to what should be on any visitor’s must-see list.

Savoy, afternoon tea

REVIEW: Elegant Savoy experience is our cup of tea

The Savoy, set back from London’s Strand in Covent Garden, is one of the most celebrated and glamorous hotels in Britain – and world-famous for its afternoon tea.

History of the Tower of London

Many of British history’s most critical moments have taken place within its wall. We pull back the curtain on the famous medieval castle’s history.

Kaspar's at The Savoy

Step into another era at London’s Savoy hotel

London’s Savoy is rightly considered to be one of the best hotels in the capital and its Art Deco interiors, fused with impeccable service, make a visit here an unforgettable experience.

Pont Street afternoon tea, London's Belgravia

Let them eat cake… with their afternoon tea

Standing on the corner of one of Belgravia’s many pretty squares in west London is the Pont St restaurant, which offers the ultimate in afternoon tea opulence, inspired by Marie Antoinette.

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