Keep up with all the latest news from Britain Magazine. This page is regularly updated so please keep checking back with us.

Britain VE Day. Credit: PA Pics

VE Day remembered: victory for the Allies

On 8 May 1945, Britain received the news it had been waiting years to hear – the war in Europe was over and the Allies were victorious. On 30 April 1945, as Allied forces closed...

Buy your copy of BRITAIN 2014 Guide today

Packed with features and hundreds of attractions, the BRITAIN 2014 Guide is your must-have handbook for exploring Britain. With over 5,000 years of settlement to fall back on, Britain is home to a rich tapestry...
Britain magazine

BRITAIN: This week in history 28 April – 4 May

This week in history saw a royal wedding, the opening of the Great Exhibition and the first transatlantic crossing of Queen Mary 2... 28 April On this day in 2004, St Mary's Axe opened in the...

Prince of Wales supports last Victorian pottery

The Prince's Regeneration Trust has stepped in to save Middleport, one of Stoke-on-Trent's most beloved potteries The Prince's Regeneration Trust is to reopen Britain’s last working Victorian pottery, Middleport, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The pottery, which...
Britain magazine

BRITAIN: This week in history 21-27 April

This week in history saw the birth of our beloved Bard and the beginning of a reign that would change the course of British history... 21 April Henry VII, the first Tudor king, died on this...

Take our Shakespeare quiz

Want to know more about The Bard? Click here to visit our Shakespeare page.
Royal Shakespeare Company auditorium

Shakespeare voted England’s biggest claim to fame

Shakespeare has nabbed the number one spot in Visit England’s Hall of Fame, just in time for his 450th birthday.   With 50% more votes than anyone else, William Shakespeare has been named England's biggest claim to...
Shakespeare's-birthday-2013 Stratford upon Avon

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare

This year marks the official birthday of the Bard of Avon and his hometown will hold its annual Shakespeare celebrations from 26-27 April. In 2014 we celebrate 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare...
Britain magazine

New Royal Mail stamps celebrate the history of Buckingham Palace

The Royal Mail has today released a special 10-stamp set picturing the famous London palace Two great British icons have joined forces to unveil a new collection of stamps today. The Royal Mail has issued 10-stamps...
Britain magazine

BRITAIN: This week in history 7-12 April

This week in history saw the birth of one of our great Poet Laureates and the release of the first feature-length colour film, amongst many other royal proceedings... 7 April William Wordsworth was born on this...

If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN magazine – the official magazine for VisitBritain.
Every issue is packed with our inspirational photography, fascinating features, shopping and travel advice.




Britain Magazine


Natasha Foges
James Davis