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National Poetry Day 2013

It's National Poetry Day and we celebrate with five brilliant British poems. Starting off with Fern Hill, the Dylan Thomas poem beautifully read this morning by HRH the Prince of Wales, we celebrate National Poetry...

Lumiere festivals

The Lumiere festivals will light up both Durham and the UK City of Culture 2013, Derry-Londonderry, using specialist artworks and installations. Works by artists from all over the world will adorn two UK cities this...

Scottish Parliament: Andrew Carnegie exhibition

The life and work of Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie will be laid bare in a new exhibition at The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was born in a weaver's cottage to extremely poor...

Open House London

For one weekend only, some of the most exciting buildings in London open their doors to the public. Ever wanted to see behind the famous door of number 10 Downing Street or inside Battersea Power...

Downton etiquette revealed

The British Library has republished an old etiquette book that serves as the ultimate guide to aristocratic life, perfect for Downton Abbey fans. Deportment for Dukes and Tips for Toffs tells readers how they should...

London’s lost jewels

Nearly 500 pieces of Tudor and early Stuart jewellery are to be displayed in full for the first time since they were discovered in 1912, buried under a cellar floor in London. Known as the...

Capital drive

What better way to explore London than by zooming around town in a British vintage motor? When it comes to motors, there is surely nothing more quintessentially British than Aston Martin. We were lucky enough...

September food festivals

As the summer draws to a close, there's still plenty to look forward to, including two exciting September food festivals. There's possibly no more enjoyable way of exploring a place than via a culinary expedition....

Eight places near London to visit for the weekend

A definitive guide of where to go and what to do within an hour of the capital. Here, we bring you brilliant places to visit that are only an hour from London, meaning you can...

First official royal baby portrait

The first official photograph of Prince George of Cambridge along with his parents, was taken by the baby's maternal grandfather, Michael Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge's father, Michael Middleton has taken the first official...

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