View of the woods in the Stanmer Country Park, Brighton. Credit: Visit Britain

British days out within an hour of London

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with one of these wonderful days out Every day, huge numbers of travellers converge on London by train. From all points of the compass, railway lines come...
The Triforium, Westminster Abbey

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries open at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, set some 52 feet above the Abbey’s floor in the 13th-century triforium, has opened to the public for the first time in 700 years The triforium, tucked beneath the vaults,...
The Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames. Credit: Visit Britain

The rural River Thames

Long before the River Thames reaches the capital, it has journeyed through some of the country's most beautiful landscapes, weaving its way from Gloucestershire to Greater London, past historic gems and stately sights The river’s...
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle: The largest inhabited castle in the world

How much do you know about the history of the largest inhabited castle in the world? Though the origins of Windsor Castle go all the way back to 1070 when William the Conqueror ordered the construction...

Visit the Chelsea Flower Show – virtually

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the charity behind the world’s most famous flower show, reveals its plans for the first ever ‘Virtual’ RHS Chelsea Flower Show The world-famous flower show sees 157,000 visitors every year...
Millennium bridge with St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: Getty Images

London at night

With several tube lines now running 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday, we celebrate the many nocturnal delights of the English capital WORDS Steve Pill In her 1927 essay Street Haunting, Virginia Woolf claimed the...
Kensington Palace: A Royal Home. Credit: Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace: A Royal Home

As royal wedding excitement hits fever pitch, we explore the London borough the newlyweds will call home Words Chantal Borciani Flanked by the verdant acres of Hyde Park and a stone’s throw from walks along the...
London Underground - A 1938 carriage. Credit: TFL from the London Transport Museum Collection

London Underground: History of the world’s oldest underground railway

Rush hour in London is a hectic affair, so why not take time out to explore the history of the world’s oldest and most famous underground network?  WORDS  CHRIS BEANLAND London’s Underground railway is not only...
2018 Britain Guide

Britain’s most haunted cities

Britain’s long history and the romantic sensibility of its people are perhaps two reasons why tales of spooky encounters are so common -  and it’s in our oldest cities that you’ll find the most...
Mysteries of ancient Britain

The mysteries of Ancient Britain

In the first of this three-part series focusing on the incredible heritage destinations of the National Trust, we take a look at some of our most mysterious landmarks Words Diana Woolf Stonehenge, the stone circle that...
The Britain Magazine Cover

If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN – The Official Magazine.

Every issue is packed with our inspirational photography, fascinating features, shopping and travel advice.

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