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Ice rink at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London. Credit: Visit Britain

Britain’s best winter ice rinks

It's that time of year again when we prepare to don our skates at one of the many outdoor ice rinks around the UK. So, for this season's coolest activity, get your gloves, scarves...
Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire | Sir Isaac Newton drawing discovered 350 years later

Revealed: Sir Isaac Newton drawing discovered on the wall of his Lincolnshire home after...

A drawing by English scientist Sir Isaac Newton has been found etched into a wall at his childhood home, 350 years later A sketch of a windmill, said to have been etched by Sir Isaac...
Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square

What is Trafalgar Day? And why do we celebrate it?

Nelson’s Column is one of the most iconic statues in London, with the vice admiral towering over Trafalgar Square. Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. But what really happened at the...
Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

Charles I’s art collection reunited for first time since Civil War at London’s Royal...

King Charles I had a huge art collection. After his execution, it was split up and sold off across Europe. Now, for the first time since the 17th-century, more than 100 paintings and sculptures...
Mechanism of Wells Cathedral Clock

Big Ben has fallen silent. But another clock is chiming on – 600 years...

Wells Cathedral Clock has one of the oldest clock mechanisms in the world. As it finds a new home in a more prominent area of the Science Museum, we cast a look at its...
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...
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: five things you might not know

Scotland's military tattoo is welcoming 1,200 performers from across the globe, including more than 250 piers and drummers, five UK military bands and a performance team from Japan  Every year the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth...
Anne Hathaway's cottage

Shakespeare’s gardens: in pictures

There's more to Shakespeare's home county of Warwickshire than Stratford-upon-Avon. Here we take a tour of some of its most splendid gardens, from the grounds of Compton Verney to Anne Hathaway's cottage Compton Verney This stately...
Houses of Parliament c1900. Credit: Parliamentary Archives

London History Day launches

On Wednesday 31 May (the date Big Ben first started keeping time) England’s capital will celebrate the first ever London History Day, recognising the extraordinary history and heritage of this great city London History Day, an initiative by...
Hever Castle in Kent. Credit: Visit Britain

5 fabulous English gardens

The bank holiday weekend is on the horizon and the sun is shining – what better way to make the most of both than with a visit to some of the UK’s most charming gardens.
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