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Great Court at the British Museum

Lunch in a landmark at the British Museum with the opening of a wonderful new restaurant. If you haven't visited the British Museum before, you will be wowed by your first glimpse of the light-filled...

Discovered: bones of King Alfred the Great

The bones of King Alfred the Great have been found inside a box at Winchester Museum. Although a high-profile excavation in a graveyard on the site of the former Hyde Abbey, Winchester, took place in...

Zara Phillips gives birth to a daughter

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips has given birth to a girl. The baby girl, The Queen's fourth great grandchild and now 16th in line to the throne, was born at Gloucester Royal Hospital early this...

Snowdrop season approaches

Chelsea Physic Garden is to open its doors for nine days this February to showcase its snowdrops. London's oldest botanic garden, Chelsea Physic Garden opens Snowdrop Days 2014 early next month and will welcome visitors...

Celebrating Shakespeare

Marking 450 years since the birth of playwright William Shakespeare, 2014 will be a year of celebrations in London. From a world tour of Hamlet opening at Shakespeare's Globe to an exhibition dedicated to The...

Smallest chapel in the world celebrates 100 years

Guernsey’s ‘Little Chapel’, which is thought to be the smallest chapel in the world, celebrates 100 years in 2014. This pretty chapel that is covered in thousands of fragments of china, seashells and pebbles is...

British Christmas treats

Not long to go until Christmas Day, but still enough time to bag yourself some mouth-watering British goodies to help you celebrate. In the unlikely event that anyone needs reminding that Christmas is a time...

A nation of treasure hunters

Enthusiastic treasure hunters in Britain are shunning their right to a reward for finding historical bounty worth thousands. Imagine finding a medieval golden ring, rare weaponry from the Stone Age or the valuable fragments of...

Best of British stargazing

As Europe’s largest Dark Sky park opens in Northumberland we look at some of the most beautiful stargazing spots in the country. The combined areas of Northumberland National Park and most of Kielder Water &...

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