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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.
Buckingham Palace

Behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace

We shine the spotlight on the most splendid of all the Queen’s homes, which opens up to the public every summer

The grand auditorium of the Royal Albert Hall

Win Champagne afternoon tea for two at the Royal Albert Hall

Enter our competition for your chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour and Champagne afternoon tea for you and a guest at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, West Sussex

Top 10 things to do in the British summer holidays

School’s out – great for your little ones but not so great for you once they start climbing the walls. Here’s our guide to some great British days out to make the summer holidays go…

Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial

The story of the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Albert’s huge domed red-brick amphitheatre is London’s most atmospheric concert venue and the site of the raucous annual Proms

Wildmeadow flowers in Barnes

Charming South London villages: Dulwich, Blackheath and Barnes

The villages of south London retain distinct identities amid the capital’s cosmopolitan bustle. Here, we reveal some of the highlights

As You Like It

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre: As You Like It

Watching Shakespeare under the stars is an essential part of the London summer season. So what did our reviewer make of As You Like It?

The Final of the Gentlemen's Singles Roger Federer (SUI) v Andy Murray (GBR) The Championships Wimbledon 2012. plan your Wimbledon Tennis fortnight

Plan your 2018 Wimbledon Tennis fortnight

Have you planned your Wimbledon Tennis fortnight? Here is our guide to getting the most out of your trip If like us Wimbledon Tennis fortnight is the highlight of your sporting calendar, then get your…

The Triforium, Westminster Abbey

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries open at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, set some 52 feet above the Abbey’s floor in the 13th-century triforium, has opened to the public for the first time in 700 years The triforium, tucked beneath the vaults,…

Sir Robert Peel. Credit: Creative Commons

History of the Metropolitan Police

In 1829 the Home Secretary, Robert Peel, founded the the Metropolitan Police in London Before the passing of the Metropolitan Police Act, law enforcement among the general population was carried out by volunteer constables and ‘watchmen’….

Fred Perry in action at Wimbledon in 1936. The history of Wimbledon tennis: where it all began

The history of Wimbledon Tennis

We look back at the history of the tennis championships, which bring Wimbledon to a standstill every year.