England

England became a unified state in AD 927 and, since the 15th century, has had a significant impact on the wider world, developing the English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world. Its beautiful and varied countryside is interspersed with quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities including the capital, London.
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Ceremonial events in London: From Changing the Guard to the State Opening of Parliament

From the world-famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to quirky traditions at the Tower of London, there is a spectacular calendar of ceremonial events in London. But what does this symbol-laden pageantry reveal…

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The White Hart Inn, Mersea Island

Our writer visits Mersea Island in Essex for a stay at the wonderfully cosy White Hart Inn Words by Kate Lott Twice a day, Essex’s Mersea Island experiences a high tide which can flood the…

The best things to do in Brighton

Once the seaside retreat of London’s high society, this colourful, artistic and eccentric city is a jewel on Britain’s south coast. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Brighton… Words by Henrietta…

Win a luxurious stay on a historic estate

We’re offering you the chance to win a luxurious stay for you and a guest at the historic Monkey Island Estate in Berkshire Berkshire is known for its royal connections, and Monkey Island, near the…

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The National Gallery London celebrates its 200th birthday

The National Gallery celebrates its 200th birthday in 2024. Discover the evolution of this London icon, from its surprising origins to its plans for this landmark year London’s National Gallery, which celebrates its 200th birthday…

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Royal Berkshire: County of Kings

Berkshire’s royal seal of approval stretches back to the time of William the Conqueror. Soak up the ages-old pageantry and ceremony at Windsor Castle, but don’t miss this historic county’s quieter side Royal Berkshire What…

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The Suffolk Coast: The picturesque seaside resorts and rural villages at England’s eastern edge

We explore the picturesque seaside resorts and rural villages of the Suffolk coast at England’s eastern edge Words by Catherine Jones The Suffolk Coast With its long stretches of sand and shingle beach, historic towns…

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The best London shows for 2024

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a life-long Londoner, London is always a vibrant place to be – and with an array of spectacular shows on stage this year, 2024 is going to be very…

The best places to eat in London: The 2024 hotlist

From outdoor medieval markets to the coolest new spots for rooftop cocktails and bottomless brunches, here’s our pick of the best places to eat in London in 2024 The best places to eat in London…

Britain’s Best Luxury Hotels 2024: Get your copy now

Britain’s Best Luxury Hotels 2024 is a brand-new annual guide celebrating the pinnacle of British hospitality, get your copy now! When it comes to British hotels, service is everything. From the old-world approach to hospitality…