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Top 10 historic pubs in London

With over 3,500 pubs still pouring pints in the capital, here’s our recommended classics to help define your trundle down Tippling Street… 1. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Rebuilt after The Great Fire in 1667 this pub...

The story of the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Albert’s huge domed red-brick amphitheatre celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2021. We look at the history of London's most atmospheric concert venue On 20 May 1867, Queen Victoria, dressed entirely in black, laid the...

Curating the Crown: Tracy Borman’s insider’s guide to London

Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Tracy Borman shares the highlights of the job and reveals her favourite haunts Author of biographies on Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Thomas Cromwell, as well as the...

Wonders of the Weald: Explore the gardens of Kent and Sussex

A sunny swathe of Kent and Sussex, so little changed over the centuries, harbours some of the country’s finest gardens Picture a quintessentially English landscape and it probably looks much like the slice of southeastern...

Beside the seaside: The history of British beach holidays

Sea, sand and (sometimes) sun: the great British seaside holiday is a much-loved and always evolving tradition Relaxing in a colourful deckchair, sand between your toes. Rock-pooling, beach-combing, swimming and surfing. The whiff of fish...
Balmoral Castle

Royal Deeside: Scotland’s Victorian Heritage Trail

Janice Hopper follows the Victorian Heritage Trail in Royal Deeside, Scotland, to discover the land that Queen Victoria fell hopelessly in love with When Queen Victoria wanted somewhere to escape to, it was to Royal Deeside in...

VE Day 75th anniversary: the best virtual events

70 years on, we celebrate the anniversary of the day Britain received the news that the war in Europe was over, plus the best UK VE Day events 2015

Top UK attractions offer online Easter activities

Just because you're at home, it doesn't mean you can't partake in some Easter activities, from virtual egg hunts to church services  Hands-on experiences are being offered online by Waddesdon Manor, who have put together a...
Graeme Peacock. Courtesy of The Auckland Project

The Auckland Project

Bishop Auckland, a small Northeast town with big ambitions, is fast becoming a cultural hub Bishop Auckland, County Durham, was once the playground of the second most powerful man in England. Powerful men don’t usually...
Buckingham Palace With Flowers Blooming In The Queen's Garden, London, England. Credit: Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s London residence

Take our tour of London’s grandest royal residences and you might even catch a glimpse of Her Majesty at home WORDS MARTHA ALEXANDER London is a city with such a glut of royal buildings, parks and...

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