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Southbank Centre comes third in list of UK’s top attractions

London’s Southbank Centre secures third position in the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) members’ 2014 visitor figures Read More »

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Three of the world’s top 5 iconic landmarks are in Britain

A poll of 2,000 adults in the UK reveals the world’s top 30 most iconic landmarks, and three of the top five are in Britain Read More »

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The Duchess of Cambridge visits Downton Abbey

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visited Ealing Studios today to celebrate the success of the award-winning period drama, Downton Abbey. Read More »

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HM The Queen names P&O’s new ship Britannia

Her Majesty The Queen has named P&O’s new ship Britannia, the biggest ship ever built for the British market. Read More »

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Intriguing storytelling event at London’s Monument

A live event held at the historic Monument attraction in the City of London will hear five original tales inspired by folklore and the iconic landmark itself
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New programme, Nelson in his own words, to air on BBC Two this Friday

BBC Two’s new drama-documentary, Nelson: In His Own Words, airing 6 March, reveals a different, complex side to Britain’s greatest naval hero Read More »

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Brand new portrait of the Queen to grace UK coins

Today sees the unveiling of the Queen’s fifth coin portrait – the first to be designed by a Royal Mint engraver in over 100 years Read More »

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Historic changes afoot at English Heritage

The organisation that protects many of our nation’s heritage buildings and sites – including Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall –  is to disband to create two “mutually supportive” bodies – the English Heritage Trust and Historic England. Read More »

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Book that helped Henry VIII annul his marriage

A book that helped King Henry VIII to annul his marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, has been discovered at a Cornish country house Read More »

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Cumberbatch’s Hamlet to be broadcast globally in cinemas

Thanks to National Theatre Live, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet will be screened live into cinemas around the world Read More »

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