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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 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Over the past four days, Britain has celebrated the Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne What a weekend! From 2-5 June the nation marked the Queen's momentous 70 years...
Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea

Platinum Jubilee afternoon teas

If you're wondering where to book a Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea, we've cherry-picked the best places in London for a regal twist on the classic scones and sandwiches The Goring The Goring’s history is inextricably linked...

Sign our card to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations will take place from the 2-5 June 2022. As this momentous milestone approaches, sign our card to send your good wishes to our nation's longest-reigning monarch. On Sunday...
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...
Britain magazine

BRITAIN’s top 10 royal residences

We take a look at the top ten elegant royal residences around the UK, from Balmoral to Kensington, to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. 1. Buckingham Palace, London Buckingham Palace may well be the...

Top 10 British mothers from history

These famous royals, writers and feminists on our top 10 list all have one thing in common – they're mothers. 1. Diana, Princess of Wales (1 July 1961 –31 August 1997) Diana, Princess of Wales was...
10 Majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

10 majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

Think you know everything there is to know about our reigning monarch? Then why not test yourself with our list of 10 facts?
Thornbury Castle

Stay at a royal retreat

From castles and estates to hotels and inns, Britain has a wonderful selection of places to stay with a royal flavour “Queen Elizabeth I slept here” is the sort of claim that is often heard when...
Mary Tudor with Charles Brandon

Mary Tudor, the queen who married for love

Mary Tudor, a beautiful English Princess, defied her brother, Henry VIII, and married for love The youngest surviving child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, born in 1496, Mary was a beautiful English princess...
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If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN magazine – the official magazine for VisitBritain.

Every issue is packed with our inspirational photography, fascinating features, shopping and travel advice.

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