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Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Big ben’s chimes sound for last time in four years

Big Ben chimes for the last time

Today the famous Big Ben chimes rang out for the last time before being silenced for four years during essential restoration work Crowds gathered in Parliament Square today to hear the familiar Big Ben chimes...
Kate and William's wedding

Piece of William and Kate’s wedding cake goes up for sale. How much would...

A slice of the fruit cake at the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess sold for almost £6,000 several years ago The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was one of the...
Remains of Greenwich Palace found during renovations of the Painted Hall

Henry VIII’s favourite palace uncovered in Greenwich in ‘hugely exciting’ find

Lost Tudor palace unearthed at site of Old Royal Naval College in London during renovations of Painted Hall It was the birthplace of Henry VIII, and his favourite palace. But no-one knew what Greenwich Palace...
London landmark, Big Ben clock tower and the Houses of Parliament | Big Ben’s Bongs

Big Ben’s bongs to fall silent during restoration work

The iconic sound of Big Ben’s bongs will not be heard in London until 2021 as essential restoration work is carried out to Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower They are recognised the world over as a symbol...
Compton Verney in Warwickshire

BRITAIN magazine Sept/Oct 2017: on sale now

From exclusive photos of Arundel Castle to the gardens of Shakespeare’s England, we celebrate the finest Britain has to offer - sometimes even in the sunshine Shakespeare Country Think you know Warwickshire? There's more to Shakespeare’s...
Roman gladiator show

Roman London: what to do at the Londinium 2017 festival

Gladiators, togas, chariots. We think we know what life in Roman London was like. But is any of it true? We preview Londinium, a season of events in the capital celebrating London's Roman heritage Close...
Diana, our Mother: Her Life and Legacy – Princess Diana with a young Prince William and Prince Harry. Screenshot from documentary. Not for reusevideo

Princes Harry and William open up about Princess Diana

In a new documentary ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death, Princess Diana’s two sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, have opened up about the grief they suffered following the death of their...
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...
Wastwater, Cumbriavideo

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,...

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