Inspiration

The enchanting landscape and intriguing heritage of Britain has inspired kings, queens, authors, poets and artists for thousands of years, owing to its rolling hills, crystal-clear lakes, rugged coastline and beautiful ancient monuments.
Boasting 29 UNESCO World Heritage sites, hundreds of dramatic castles and some of the most stunning countryside in the world, it’s little wonder that millions of visitors fall under Britain’s spell every year.

Top 10 historic pubs in London

With over 3,500 pubs still pouring pints in the capital, here’s our recommended classics to help define your trundle down Tippling Street… 1. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Rebuilt after The Great Fire in 1667 this…

The story of the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Albert’s huge domed red-brick amphitheatre celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2021. We look at the history of London’s most atmospheric concert venue

Top 10 Harry Potter locations

It’s 20 years since a certain boy wizard first appeared on our screens. 8 smash-hit films and a legion of devoted fans later, we celebrate this milestone with a virtual tour of the best Harry…

The London 2022 travel guide is out now

London 2022 is the perfect travelling companion if you have a trip to Britain’s capital coming up soon (or want a good excuse to book one) Containing all you need to know about the city’s…

Your November/December 2021 issue is here

From spooky tales of highwaymen roaming dark winter roads to the delights of Christmas shopping in one of London’s historic arcades, this issue we wholeheartedly embrace the joys of the new season The days may…

Win a luxury stay at magnificent Lucknam Park

Enter our latest competition to win a two-night stay, including dinner, in a Palladian mansion near Bath Located near the historic city of Bath, Lucknam Park is a stunning Palladian mansion dating from 1720. Set…

Gunpowder, treason and plot: The (almost) explosive story of Guy Fawkes

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, so the poem goes, but what was the true story behind the Gunpowder Plot – and was its protagonist Guy Fawkes really a freedom fighter or a fool? A clerk…

Restoring Stowe House

Stowe House is a stately home with a difference, where schoolchildren work alongside conservators to keep its spirit alive Today, visitors to Stowe House travel along the tree-lined Stowe Avenue from Buckingham, northeast of Oxford. En…

Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror on the 1066 Country Walk

Follow in the footsteps of William of Normandy, across the rolling hills and atmospheric marshes which witnessed the Norman Conquest, and through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The 31-mile 1066 Country Walk…

Top 5 London hotels for families

From special family packages to children’s concierges and one-off experiences, if you’re looking to treat little ones to a stay in the capital they’ll never forget, here’s our pick of London’s best family-friendly luxury hotels…