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London Mayfair: The five-star neighbourhood rich with history

This posh London district is within easy reach of London’s most famous shops and iconic attractions, and you’ll fit right in with a stay at The Beaumont Mayfair is one of London’s most salubrious neighbourhoods...
Buckingham Palace With Flowers Blooming In The Queen's Garden, London, England. Credit: Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s London residence

As we pay tribute to the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we take our tour of London’s grandest royal residences  WORDS MARTHA ALEXANDER London is a city with such a glut of...
great fire of London facts

10 facts about the Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of 1666 is part of British folklore but how much do you really know about those dramatic three days in September?

London Terraces: The best restaurants and bars to eat alfresco

Britain has seen scorching temperatures this summer, and restaurants across the capital have expanded their offering to maximise their outside space. This being London, if the weather turns, most provide wet-weather coverings, so rain...

Windermere and Grasmere: Romancing the Lake District

We follow a literary trail around Windermere and Grasmere, jewels in the crown of the magnificent Lake District There’s something about the Lake District – something that sparks the imagination and soothes the soul. A...

William Morris at Kelmscott Manor: Life’s rich tapestry

William Morris's idyllic Cotswold retreat has reopened after a three-year renovation. We step inside to uncover the stories and scandals of Kelmscott Manor Words by Henrietta Easton A sunny day in June was the ideal time...

6 things to do in Bristol this summer

Bristol is a charming city, brimming with culture, history and stunning architecture. This part of the South West is well worth a visit at any time of the year, but if you find yourself...
Wimbledon history

The history of Wimbledon Tennis

We look back at the history of the tennis championships, which bring Wimbledon to a standstill every year.

King Arthur’s Cornwall: Searching for Camelot

The timeless legends of King Arthur and his brave knights live on in the magical landscapes of North Cornwall Words by Natasha Foges Knights and dragons, warriors and wizards, swords and stones: the ancient myths and...

Visit No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

Visit the only dressed Georgian house, No. 1 Royal Crescent, in the historic city of Bath Sponsored post No. 1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored townhouse museum where you can explore fashionable life in 18th-century...
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