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The best stately homes at Christmas

There's nowhere better to soak up the atmosphere of Yuletides than in a stately home decorated for Christmas...   Here are Britain's best stately homes at Christmas...   Stately homes at Christmas: in the past That festive scene in...

How to celebrate a very British Halloween

Stuck for how to celebrate Halloween in Britain? We bring you a handful of the spookiest ways to celebrate a very British Halloween Observed annually on 31 October, All Hallows' Eve – a Scottish term...
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King Charles III’s coronation: Buckingham Palace announce date

King Charles III’s coronation will be held on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace have confirmed. Here’s what we know so far… After rumours swirling continuously since the death of his mother, Queen...
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Real Tennis: the sport of kings

Literally the game of kings, real tennis is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike Lawn Tennis and Squash, it’s the genuine article: proper tennis Henry VIII was into it, wasn’t he? Like many pastimes, tennis became...

The story of the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Albert’s huge domed red-brick amphitheatre celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2021. We look at the history of London's most atmospheric concert venue On 20 May 1867, Queen Victoria, dressed entirely in black, laid the...

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.
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Walk in the footsteps of Charlotte Brontë

To mark the bicentenary of birth of Charlotte Brontë, we bring you some of the cosy Yorkshire places she would have known and where you can now stay.

The best British September day trips

As summer slowly merges into autumn, parts of the British countryside come alive with colour. Here are a few places that we think are particularly spectacular in September Keswick, Lake District Nestled within the craggy mountains...
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Shakespeare in the sun: Britain’s best outdoor theatres

Summer is here, so why not book tickets for one of our nation’s brilliant outdoor theatres and enjoy some culture al fresco? A peculiar British tradition, each year we wrap up warm and pack a...
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Review: Christmas afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey

Book a festive treat with afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey for a real behind-the-scenes feel Next time you visit London’s Westminster Abbey, why not bypass the crowds queuing outside the East entrance and enter through...
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