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Curating the Crown: Tracy Borman’s insider’s guide to London

Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Tracy Borman shares the highlights of the job and reveals her favourite haunts Author of biographies on Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Thomas Cromwell, as well as the...

Wonders of the Weald: Explore the gardens of Kent and Sussex

A sunny swathe of Kent and Sussex, so little changed over the centuries, harbours some of the country’s finest gardens Picture a quintessentially English landscape and it probably looks much like the slice of southeastern...
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London’s chocolate heritage

Once dens of debauchery and political plotting, the capital’s chocolate shops have a rich history. Today they are an altogether sweeter affair, writes Oonagh Turner Wander down St James’s clubland and you’ll be greeted with...

Portals to the past: The history of London’s blue plaques

Scattered across London in stately prominence and secret corners, the blue plaques scheme brings buildings to life Words: Jessica Tooze On a quiet Chelsea street between the River Thames and the bustling King’s Road, the odd passer-by...

Oxford’s Story Museum is open at last

The pandemic is a challenge that the newly opened Story Museum in Oxford have overcome with creativity. Who said social distancing can't be fun? The magic begins the moment you step into the enchanted Portal...

Mary Anning and Dorset’s Jurassic Coast: History set in stone

A new film shines the spotlight on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, one of Britain's most captivating coastlines. An impoverished fossil-hunter born in Lyme Regis, Dorset, in 1799, Mary Anning has long been a footnote in the...

Tea with a twist

Once the current crisis is over, why not treat yourself to a slap-up afternoon tea in one of London's grand hotels? For a fresh and quirky take on tradition, try one of these themed...

Shear delight: Discover Suffolk’s wool towns

Travel back in time with a visit to Suffolk’s pretty-as-a-picture wool towns, thriving centres of the woven cloth trade in the Middle Ages Words: Monica Woods Spend a long weekend in a certain patch of southern...
Buckingham Palace With Flowers Blooming In The Queen's Garden, London, England. Credit: Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s London residence

Take our tour of London’s grandest royal residences and you might even catch a glimpse of Her Majesty at home WORDS MARTHA ALEXANDER London is a city with such a glut of royal buildings, parks and...

City guide: Attractions in Chester

With its own historic racecourse and a unique shopping experience, the Roman city of Chester is packed with pastimes both ancient and modern. Here's our city guide to help you make the best of...

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