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 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…

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.

Top 10 historic pubs in London

With over 3,500 pubs still pouring pints in the capital, here’s our top 10 historic pubs in London to help define your trundle down Tippling Street… 1. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Rebuilt after The Great…

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

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…

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…

5 best places for afternoon tea in London

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, which takes place from 8-14 August this year, we’ve picked the finest treats London has to offer.

The virtual Viking Cruises British Art Prize 2021 exhibition is now open

The inaugural Viking Cruises British Art Prize exhibition is now open online, after Covid restrictions made organising a physical exhibition impossible Hosted by Artists & Illustrators, the UK’s most popular magazine for practising artists, in…

The terrace of Sabine has a stunning view of St Paul's Cathedral

London restaurants and bars with a view

Feast your eyes: at these London bars and restaurants, it’s the views of the capital that steal the show Sabine London’s newest rooftop bar, Sabine, offers something special: a spectacular close-up view of the dome…

historic royal palaces

Meet the Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces

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…