Britain 2019



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.
Tower of London, poppies

Tower of London poppies to tour north of England

Two parts of installation – Wave and Weeping Willow – will go on show in Yorkshire, Liverpool and Northumberland later this year.

10 most popular heritage sites in Britain

The country is overflowing with historic buildings and fascinating ancient landmarks. Here’s our top 10 guide to what should be on any visitor’s must-see list.

Savoy, afternoon tea

REVIEW: Elegant Savoy experience is our cup of tea

The Savoy, set back from London’s Strand in Covent Garden, is one of the most celebrated and glamorous hotels in Britain – and world-famous for its afternoon tea.

History of the Tower of London

Many of British history’s most critical moments have taken place within its wall. We pull back the curtain on the famous medieval castle’s history.

Kaspar's at The Savoy

Step into another era at London’s Savoy hotel

London’s Savoy is rightly considered to be one of the best hotels in the capital and its Art Deco interiors, fused with impeccable service, make a visit here an unforgettable experience.

Pont Street afternoon tea, London's Belgravia

Let them eat cake… with their afternoon tea

Standing on the corner of one of Belgravia’s many pretty squares in west London is the Pont St restaurant, which offers the ultimate in afternoon tea opulence, inspired by Marie Antoinette.

Gordon's Wine Bar, Embankment

9 of the best wine bars in London

As we gear up to celebrate London Wine Week (18-24 May), we give you the best wine bars in the capital

Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, London

Review: Sky Garden, London

New for 2015, this collection of restaurants high up on 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London arguably offers the best views of the capital.

Crocker's Folly Bar. Credit: Adrian Houston

Review: Crocker’s Folly, St John’s Wood, London

The elegant yet unassuming exterior of this former Victorian gin palace, which has been re-imagined for modern visitors, belies its opulent interior.

Intriguing storytelling event at London’s Monument

A live event held at the historic Monument attraction in the City of London will hear five original tales inspired by folklore and the iconic landmark itself