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.

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…

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

The London 2022 travel guide is out now

London 2022 is the perfect travelling companion if you have a trip to Britain’s capital coming up soon (or want a good excuse to book one) Containing all you need to know about the city’s…

Restoring Stowe House

Stowe House is a stately home with a difference, where schoolchildren work alongside conservators to keep its spirit alive Today, visitors to Stowe House travel along the tree-lined Stowe Avenue from Buckingham, northeast of Oxford. En…

Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror on the 1066 Country Walk

Follow in the footsteps of William of Normandy, across the rolling hills and atmospheric marshes which witnessed the Norman Conquest, and through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The 31-mile 1066 Country Walk…

Top 5 London hotels for families

From special family packages to children’s concierges and one-off experiences, if you’re looking to treat little ones to a stay in the capital they’ll never forget, here’s our pick of London’s best family-friendly luxury hotels…

5 best places for afternoon tea in London

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, which takes place from 8-14 August this year, we’ve picked the finest treats London has to offer.

A weekend guide to Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds

Known as the Capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is a beguiling introduction to the delights of the wider region Cirencester began life as Corinium Dobunnorum, a Roman city whose 2nd-century walls encompassed the second-largest area…

The virtual Viking Cruises British Art Prize 2021 exhibition is now open

The inaugural Viking Cruises British Art Prize exhibition is now open online, after Covid restrictions made organising a physical exhibition impossible Hosted by Artists & Illustrators, the UK’s most popular magazine for practising artists, in…

The terrace of Sabine has a stunning view of St Paul's Cathedral

London restaurants and bars with a view

Feast your eyes: at these London bars and restaurants, it’s the views of the capital that steal the show Sabine London’s newest rooftop bar, Sabine, offers something special: a spectacular close-up view of the dome…