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The Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court

Real Tennis

Literally the game of kings, Real Tennis is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike Lawn Tennis and Squash, it’s the genuine article: proper tennis Henry VIII was into it, wasn’t he? Like many pastimes, tennis became...
As You Like It

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre: As You Like It

Watching Shakespeare under the stars is an essential part of the London summer season. So what did our reviewer make of As You Like It? What better way to enjoy the British summer than to...
Paston Treasure

The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World

Objects already in a museum’s collection are often overlooked for exhibitions, rejected for tantalising new arrivals or glamorous loans. The Paston Treasure at the Norwich Castle Museum is a classic example, languishing in museum...
Blenheim Palace Competition

WIN A trip to Blenheim Palace

Enter our competition for your chance to win a day out at Winston Churchill’s magnificent birthplace, plus an overnight stay at The Feathers Hotel We’ve teamed up with Blenheim Palace and The Feathers Hotel, Woodstock,...
Dining Room at Voyage of Buck

Best restaurants in Edinburgh

With four Michelin star restaurants and new foodie destinations springing up all the time, Edinburgh’s food and drink scene is thriving. Sally Coffey rounds up some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh, plus a...
Tintagel Castle, Cornwall. Credit: Visit Britain

Explore the mystical Tintagel Castle

The jagged Cornish coast is full of surprises, but none as captivating as Tintagel Castle, which has long been associated with the legend of King Arthur For those who like the stuff of legends, this...
View of the woods in the Stanmer Country Park, Brighton. Credit: Visit Britain

British days out within an hour of London

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with one of these wonderful days out Every day, huge numbers of travellers converge on London by train. From all points of the compass, railway lines come...
Anenurin Bevan Minister of Health, on the first day of the_National Health Service, 5 July 1948 at Park Hospital, Davyhulme, near Manchester

History of the National Health Service

The National Health Service was founded on 5 July 1948 and marked its 70th anniversary in 2018. Emily Pringle looks back through the history of our nation's treasured NHS Our historical tour of the National...
The Triforium, Westminster Abbey

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries open at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, set some 52 feet above the Abbey’s floor in the 13th-century triforium, has opened to the public for the first time in 700 years The triforium, tucked beneath the vaults,...
The Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames. Credit: Visit Britain

The Rural River Thames

Long before the River Thames reaches the capital, it has journeyed through some of the country's most beautiful landscapes, weaving its way from Gloucestershire to Greater London, past historic gems and stately sights The river’s...

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