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Themed afternoon tea: The best quirky afternoon teas in London

Forget traditional – the best afternoon tea in London always comes with a quirky theme. Here are the best themed afternoon teas to try now, sampled by the BRITAIN magazine team For many, partaking in...
Bletchley Park

Secrets of D-Day: Bletchley Park codebreakers

On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Bletchley Park veteran Pat Davies looks back at her time working for Station X, the hidden home of the Second World War codebreakers Words by Natasha Foges Pat Davies, Second...
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Royal portraits: Photos at the palace

A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace reveals the stories behind some of the most iconic photographic royal portraits ever taken Words by Rose Shepherd Photographic royal portraits In March 2024 a storm blew up in a teacup when...
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Elizabethan London: Royals and rogues

From taverns and playhouses to markets and slums, what was London really like in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I? Words by Neil Jones Elizabethan London A French visitor to England in 1578 waxed lyrical that “rumour...
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West Penwith: Cornish myths and legends

West Penwith at Cornwall’s southwestern tip is a little land apart, with a landscape of craggy cliffs and windswept moors that swirl with Cornish myths and legends Words by Elizabeth Dale Cornish myths and legends in...
ashdown forest

Ashdown Forest: In Winnie-the-Pooh’s footsteps

Magical Ashdown Forest was the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books. A century on, it is as enchanting as ever... Words by Natasha Foges Who wrote Winnie-the-Pooh? The stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, the bumbling “Bear of Very Little...
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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...
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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 only...

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...
speyside whisky

Speyside whisky distilleries: On the whisky trail

Home to more distilleries than any other part of Scotland, we go on the Speyside whisky trail to learn more about this distinctive spirit Words by Emma Gibbs Why is Speyside whisky so renowned? Wedged between the...
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