Proscenium arch, Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval Colleg

Described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’, the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London is undergoing major transformation over the next two years, including the conservation of the amazing Sir James Thornhill’s painted ceiling.
The Anchor Inn

Will Baker explores a few of Britain’s cosiest pubs and hotels where you can hole up and escape the winter chill.

Britain is packed with historic and charming villages, so here we’ve picked five of the most lovely for you to add to your must-see list.

Oxford University is one of the country’s most famous historic institutions and, for many, it is the very epitome of Britishness. We take a look at its iconic views.
Lavenham Priory

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Princess Diana

A fabulous exhibition of fashion icon Princess Diana’s stunning outfits is set to explores her public style at her former home, Kensington Palace.  Diana: Her Fashion Story will celebrate...

“As anyone who has visited knows, scale is something that Castle Howard knows a thing or two about," says Victoria Howard of the glorious...


Banqueting House

Jemima Coxshaw explores unusual conversions to stay.
Langshott Manor

As the mercury drops, we round up the best hideaway hotels in which to hole up by the fire this winter...  1. The Witchery by the...

Great British Buildings

Sherlock Holmes Museum

With the return of the BBC’s Sherlock to our screens in January, Nicola Rayner dons a deerstalker and magnifying glass to follow the trail to London’s Sherlock Holmes Museum

Cities & Towns

Churchill War Rooms

There’s more lurking below London than just tube tunnels and tracks. Here, experts at The London Pass uncover some what lies beneath.

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Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire

A favourite haunt of the royal family, Aberdeenshire’s close association with the British monarchy started in 1848 when Prince Albert acquired the lease on...
Windsor Castle

Alice Rush visits HM the Queen’s weekend home at Windsor Castle and treads in the footsteps of some of its most famous royal inhabitants