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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.

Top new London lunch spots

We try out some new offerings on the London lunch/brunch scene, each handily located near the capital’s hotspots   10 Greek Street This is quite a find: a bijou neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of…

Review: Afternoon tea at 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel

INDULGE IN A FLORAL TREAT WITH AFTERNOON TEA AT 100 QUEEN’S GATE FOR A BLOOMIN’ DELICIOUS EXPERIENCE If you visited or watched the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on television last week and it’s given you…

Dinner with a view

Feast your eyes at one of London’s restaurants with stunning panoramas Butlers Wharf Chop House Tower Bridge turns 125 this year. To celebrate you can enjoy a spectacular picture-postcard view of this iconic London landmark…

The London 2019 Guide is out now

Pick up your copy of the London 2019 Guide for everything you need to know about the city’s amazing array of attractions – from iconic monuments to tucked-away art collections

Piccadilly, London

Famous London Streets

Stuck for inspiration? Head to one of London’s most famous thoroughfares and see where the fancy takes you Words: Chris Beanland   The Mall For pure pomp, The Mall is hard to beat. Running from Admiralty…

London West End

Five ideas for rainy days in London

With winter fast-approaching, here are our top tips for spending rainy days in London. 

Shopping in London - Harrods

Best shopping in London

Forget your endless malls and out-of-town retail parks. For a unique, enticing shopping experience, London remains a world-beating destination Words: Martha Alexander When it comes to retail therapy, killing all of your birds with one stone…

Strawberry Hill House

Lost & Found

Horace Walpole’s precious collection of art, antiques and curios once filled his Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill. Sold at auction by a profligate heir, the scattered treasures, now reunited, are set to return home On the…

10 Downing Street

Discover London’s architecture with Open House

Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to peek inside more than 800 of the capital’s most interesting buildings

Items belonging to Alice Hawkins. Alice was a machinist at the shoe factory in Leicester. She was a socialist, trade unionist and WSPU campaigner. She was imprisoned five times for her role in WSPU protests.

Voice and Vote: an exhibition not to be missed

Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament, the major, free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament, follows the story of women’s suffrage through the very building it inhabits. It gathers together objects and documents, often for…