Canals

Today, canals are mainly used for our leisure and pleasure. There’s nothing lovelier and more British than pottering up and down on a canal...
Robin Day, furniture, design

One of Britain's most significant furniture designers of the 20th century will be celebrated at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London with a...
Hay on Wye

A travel editor for 30 years, there is not much Frank Barrett doesn’t know about travelling around Britain. Now he’s combined this wealth of experience with his...

History will be under the microscope at the British Science Festival in September. The four-day event will explore the most intriguing use of science in history, and unearth...

The Grant Arms Hotel is in the perfect position for a leisurely break in Speyside, with the snow-capped Cairngorm mountain range on the doorstep...

Now a fifth-generation family-owned business, Barbour is well known for its classic and functional clothing and has gone from strength to strength since it...
Robin Day, furniture, design

One of Britain's most significant furniture designers of the 20th century will be celebrated at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London with a...

The Guildhall in the City of London is set to tell the story of the 800 year old Magna Carta via a spectacular light show

Accommodation

A visit to South Lodge in Horsham, West Sussex reveals that his five-star, Michelin-garlanded hotel and restaurant is firing on all cylinders

As we gear up for this Sunday's Wimbledon finale, Discover Britain serves up a selection of ace hotels that boast seriously picturesquely tennis courts

Great British Buildings

lido plymouth tinside pool outdoors heritage historical 1939

British lidos are a much-cherished part of our national heritage and a highlight of summertime; many of us harbour fond memories of splashing around in the cooling waters...

Cities & Towns

Waltham Abbey

August bank holiday will be going with a bang at the Royal Gunpowder Mills. The industrial heritage site in Waltham Abbey, in Epping Forest District, Essex – within...

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Agatha Christie

Are you crazy about the Queen of Crime? Then you must head to Torquay this September where hundreds of events are being lined up to...
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Hotel Café Royal in London has long history with the great British institution of Afternoon Tea and, on 14 September, will launch a tasty...
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The fine folks at Arundel Castle in Sussex have solved the perennial August Bank Holiday problem – how to banish boredom. They're offering visitors the chance to travel through time.
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Actors Diana Quick and Anthony Andrews are set to join writer and producer Derek Granger and the critic Giles Ramsay in a discussion about the show at the V&A next month.
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The British coast holds many mysteries and marvels which are a testament to the nation's seafaring history. Now a call for help to survey and...