Culture and Traditions

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is a show of unparallelled brilliance We knew it was going to be good: central London 2,260-seat auditoriums don’t get...

The Regent’s Park beekeeper

Located in the heart of central London and bordered by bustling Camden and stylish Marylebone, Regent’s Park might be the last place you would expect to find a beekeeper, but it is exactly where...

Made in Britain

The phrases ‘British made’ and ‘Made in England’ are reassuring to see. The words symbolise superb quality, and hundreds of years’ of tradition and excellence. Now exciting new brands are upholding old traditions in...

BRITAIN meets Charlotte Cornwell from the Royal Shakespeare Company

Back in 2013 BRITAIN caught up with actress Charlotte Cornwell who told us about her return to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Read on for rare insight into the life of a Shakespearean actor. Already immersed...
Princes William and Harry are both keen polo payers, seen here at Cirencester Polo Club in Gloucestershire

Our guide to polo – The Game of Kings

Polo offers thrills for all: it is a game of great passion and requires a deep bond between rider and horse. It is also an essential part of the English social season and has...

10 fantastic facts about Great Britain

From curious characters and historical events to the origin of common expressions – how much do you know about Britain’s fascinating past and present? 1. Churchill and the witch In the last year of the war Churchill became...

Where do these everyday expressions come from?

Have you ever wonderedwhere we get everyday expressions such as 'an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth' or 'how are the mighty fallen' from? The answer is these expressions are all found...

King’s College Chapel: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

It's one of Britain’s best loved traditions, watched by millions on TV and radio. The first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols took place at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918. Since then, the...

300 years of British Quilt Making

THE V&A is exploring 300 years of British quilt making in its exhibition this spring. Head there to uncover more than 65 examples of quilts, from a cot cover made in the 1690s to...
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