London

From the bright lights of the West End and Theatreland to the smart streets of Kensington and Chelsea and the busy bustle of the City and Canary Wharf, London is a great, sprawling melting pot of a city, a fascinating blend of history and modernity.
And 2012 has been an exciting year for the city, with the London Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee both being a storming success.

London restaurants for Christmas meals: our top five

For a festive meal to remember, head for one of these top London restaurants for Christmas meals Best London restaurants for Christmas meals Wiltons For a special meal, Wiltons is hard to beat. Started as…

How to decorate your Christmas tree like the British Royal family

Renowned royal Christmas tree providers, Pines and Needles, give us the low-down on the Royal family’s festive flourishes Pines and Needles decorate and install trees in some of the UK’s most famous venues, from  Wembley…

Britain remembers the fallen on Armistice Day

Two-minute silences take place each year in Britain on 11 November as the country remembers fallen soldiers of the First World War on the date the armistice was signed.

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King Charles III’s coronation: Buckingham Palace announce date

King Charles III’s coronation will be held on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace have confirmed. Here’s what we know so far… After rumours swirling continuously since the death of his mother, Queen…

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Regency London: Where did the Ton spend their time?

Where did the Ton, the high-living aristocrats of the late Regency period, spend their time? Discover the addresses of Regency London that still tell thrilling tales of this exuberant era When it came to recreating…

HM Queen Elizabeth II, during her Diamond Jubilee tour, in 2012 Credit: Shaun Jeffers / Shutterstock.com

HM Queen Elizabeth II: 10 of our favourite anecdotes

To celebrate the monarch’s milestone, we reveal these royal titbits to shed light on Queen Elizabeth II’s extraordinary character.

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…

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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 or…