Daunt Book Shop, London. Credit: Creative Commons

London’s Best Bookshops

1. Daunt Books The original and largest of six branches has a gorgeous triple-height gallery (pictured right) for browsing in comfort. 83 Marylebone High Street, W1U 4QW 2. Hatchards Begun in 1797, London’s oldest bookshop...
Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey, London. Credit: Westminster Abbey

How London inspired the world’s greatest authors

From Virginia Woolf to Charles Dickens, many of the world’s greatest authors have drawn inspiration from life in the English capital  WORDS  Florence Sheward Virginia Woolf For centuries, London has acted as both a nurturing home and...

Toast Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday this summer

This year marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. The country will be spending this year celebrating the work and life of the world’s greatest storyteller with festivals and celebrations across the UK.

Amazing & extraordinary facts books

These intriguing 144-page hardback books from David and Charles’s Amazing & Extraordinary Facts series are now available exclusively to BRITAIN readers. Can't decide on just one? Why not try a set of three? BRITAIN READER OFFER Everything...

Britain from Above Month by Month

See Britain in a whole new light with Britain From Above Month by Month, a stunning visual portrait of the British Isles throughout the year from renowned aerial photographer Jason Hawkes See Britain in a...

The most amazing places in Britain’s countryside

Whether you're seeking some last minute inspiration for a walk this weekend, planning your next hiking holiday or simply looking to enjoy Britain's most spectacular scenery from the comfort of your armchair, this lovely...

Sixty Glorious Years: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 1952-2012

Since Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne sixty years ago Britain has seen huge social, political and economic change.As her people have celebrated the highs and mourned the lows, she has remained a...

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee souvenir album

Few monarchs have achieved a sixty-year reign and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II will be an historic event in every sense. This official souvenir charts every year of The Queens life, from babyhood...

Elizabeth: Special Diamond Jubilee Souvenir

A limited edition to celebrate 60 fascinating years – reserve your copy now as stock is limited! Order today: only £6.99. Published by BRITAIN – the official magazine of VisitBritain – to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s...

Local History Books by Francis Frith

These are history books about towns and cities around Britain with a difference. Read History and Celebration book about your home town or city, and you will find out what really shaped your locality £15 Buy it...
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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN magazine – the official magazine for VisitBritain.

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

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