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Engraved portrait from A Memoir of Jane Austen by JE Austen-Leigh, on display as part of the Jane Austen by the Sea exhibition, Royal Pavilion, Brighton. Jane Austen 200 anniversary events 2017

Jane Austen 200th anniversary events 2017

To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of writer Jane Austen, we've rounded up some of the best events taking place across Britain in 2017. Jane Austen is celebrated as one of our nation’s...
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Lake District is Britain’s first national park to be declared a World Heritage Site

The Lake District has finally been awarded World Heritage Site status – yet another reason to visit Cumbria this year Often described as Beatrix Potter Country, the Lake District, in Cumbria, is one of Britain’s...
House of Commons 1914, oil on canvas by Leopold Braun, WOA 2949 Credit: Palace of Westminster Collection. www.parliament.uk/art | Parliament and the First World War | Westminster | Houses of Parliament

Parliament and the First World War exhibition launches at Westminster

A new free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament examines the role of Parliament and the First World War Parliament and the First World War is a free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster,...
The new colonnade entrance from Exhibition Road uses the 1909 Aston Webb Screen. London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

21st-century makeover for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

See the results of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum’s biggest architectural project in 100 years Founded in 1852, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington is the world’s leading museum of art and design. Launched...
The Princess Royal takes a ride on the Mail Rail. The Princess Royal explored the quirky history of the most royal of British institutions, the Royal Mail, and discovered the origins of the world's earliest social network: the post. Credit: Miles Willis/Getty Images for The Postal Museum) | Princess Anne opens the Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Princess Anne opens the Postal Museum and Mail Rail

HRH the Princess Royal has officially opened the much-anticipated Postal Museum and Mail Rail in London’s Clerkenwell, which will give visitors access to an incredible subterranean world From next month visitors to London will be...
Steep Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire | Things to do in Lincoln

Top five things to do in Lincoln this summer

With the 800th anniversary of the city’s most significant battle, 2017 is an important year in Lincoln. Follow our guide for the best things to do in Lincoln this year The Battle of Lincoln Fair of 1217...
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Sussex. Credit: National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Top National Trust Father’s Day Walks

Looking for something a little more adventurous to do with your dad this Father’s Day? Why not take a stroll along one of these National Trust walks before a pit-stop at one of these fantastic pubs? Father’s...
Beefeater London – The Home of Gin | Celebrate World Gin Day in Britain | Britain's best gin distilleries

The best gin distilleries in Britain

From Beefeater London to Silent Pool, here are some of our favourite gin distilleries in Britain With the number of gin distilleries in Britain more than doubling since 2010, it’s clear that gin is back...
Little Hall at Lavenham, Suffolk. Credit: Travel Pictures Ltd

Stunning photos of medieval Suffolk

Journey through the beautifully preserved Tudor towns of Kersey, Lavenham, Cavendish, Clare, Sudbury and Long Melford in lovely medieval Suffolk. By the time medieval England was entering the Early Modern Period (around 1485), wool was the...

Queen Anne set to open in London’s West End

Queen Anne is set to open at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket later this month. We sit down with playwright Helen Edmundson, who discusses female power and relationships, themes that are central to the play. The Royal Shakespeare Company production of...

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