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Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square

What is Trafalgar Day? And why do we celebrate it?

Nelson’s Column is one of the most iconic statues in London, with the vice admiral towering over Trafalgar Square. Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. But what really happened at the battle…

Catherine Steadman as Romaine and Jack McMullen as Leonard

Agatha Christie’s gripping murder mystery play comes to County Hall on London’s South Bank

Witness to the Prosecution is the first major production of an Agatha Christie play to be staged in London since the Sixties

King's College and punting in Cambridge

NEW ISSUE OUT NOW: featuring Cambridge, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Peak District

In our November/December 2017 issue, we uncover some of the most spectacular secret grottoes of our stately homes, we tell the story of King Charles I’s art collection and we go punting in the historic…

Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

Charles I’s art collection reunited for first time since Civil War at London’s Royal Academy

King Charles I had a huge art collection. After his execution, it was split up and sold off across Europe. Now, for the first time since the 17th-century, more than 100 paintings and sculptures are…

'Bump, bump, bump', Winnie-the-Pooh chapter 1, pencil drawing by E. H. Shephard, 1926

Winnie-the-Pooh comes to the V&A in the UK’s largest exhibition of the bear of ‘very little brain’

Created by A. A. Milne and drawn by E. H. Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved characters in children’s literature. Now a major exhibition is coming to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

Lady Astor Suite, Cliveden House, Queen Victoria’s hideaways | Royal bedrooms you can stay in

Royal bedrooms you can stay in

What could be more extravagant than a stay in a bedroom once used by Queen Elizabeth I or Queen Victoria? Here are some of the most splendid royal bedrooms you can stay in

Pippa Stephenson, curator of European Art at Glasgow Museums, with the lost Rubens’ painting ‘George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham’

Lost Rubens painting of Jacobean duke found in Glasgow stately home

Oil painting by leading 17th-century Flemish artist is of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham – a controversial figure in Jacobean times

Wonston Arms, Wessex, Good Pub Guide. Best pubs in Britain, CAMRA, Campaign for Real Ale

The best pubs in Britain…according to CAMRA

Are you on a mission to find the perfect pint? Then check out these favourites from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for some of the best pubs in Britain

Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, Norfolk

9 secret gardens of East Anglia

Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur have found some of the finest privately owned gardens for their book, Secret Gardens of East Anglia. Each garden is distinctive. Hoverton includes an ice well. At Pensthorpe, there are flamingos. At…

Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon | Shakespeare]s Birthplace goes up for sale

Shakespeare‘s birthplace goes up for sale…but all is not as it seems

The childhood home of William Shakespeare is to go under the hammer at auction 170 years after it was first saved for the nation

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