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Afternoon tea at Mondrian London

Martha Alexander samples some of London's best afternoon teas, from the classic to the contemporary Tea. It is our national obsession: we drink 165 million cups...
The Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Steve Pill checks in to a literary-influenced boutique hotel in the heart of London The hotel The English architect Sir Edward Lutyens had already been knighted...
Houses of Parliament, London. Credit: Philip Hall / Alamy

London’s Victorian landmarks are among the capital’s most iconic sights. Alice Rush picks five of the most famous Trafalgar Square Although its name and most famous...
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A statue commemorating the life of the suffragist, Millicent Fawcett, has been unveiled in Parliament Square, as the campaigner again makes history in the...
Grenadier Guards march outside Buckingham Palace after Changing the Guard

Enter our competition for your chance to win a luxury holiday to the UK including flights, hotels, a trip to Windsor Castle and first-class train...
Roger Federer (SUI) playing against Marin Cilic (CRO) in the final of the Gentlemen’s Singles on Centre Court. The Championships 2017 at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Day 7 Monday 10/07/2017. Credit: AELTC/Thomas Lovelockvideo

The internationally celebrated tennis tournament, Wimbledon, attracts the full attention of Britons for two weeks every July. Emily Pringle looks into the history of...
RHS Chelsea Flower Show showing a detail of the planting in The Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Luciano Giubbilei. Credit: Visit Britain

A host of new attractions have been unveiled for the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, promising design surprises, horticultural excellence and some thought-provoking themes Gardens...

London: Accommodation

The Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Steve Pill checks in to a literary-influenced boutique hotel in the heart of London The hotel The English architect Sir Edward Lutyens had already been knighted...
The library at The Gore Hotel, London

Quintessential British hotel The Gore is a winning combination of sumptuous style and rock ‘n’ roll history First impressions Among the grand Kensington townhouses which line...

East: Great British Buildings

Westminster Abbey and the River Thames. The London Eye in the background. Credit: Visit Britain

Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey on 29 April in one of the biggest events of 2011. We look back at the...

London: Cities & Towns

Highgate Cemetery

On World Book Day, Florence Sheward explores the capital with the help of these three classic and contemporary novels HIGHGATE Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger Her Fearful...

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A statue commemorating the life of the suffragist, Millicent Fawcett, has been unveiled in Parliament Square, as the campaigner again makes history in the...
Royal Ascot, the Season

The Season has been the social heartbeat of upper-class British society and today a looser series of high-profile events can lay claim to being an essential part of the social life of the elite over the summer. And the good news is they’re not all exclusive affairs.
Highgate Cemetery

On World Book Day, Florence Sheward explores the capital with the help of these three classic and contemporary novels HIGHGATE Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger Her Fearful...
Grenadier Guards march outside Buckingham Palace after Changing the Guard

Enter our competition for your chance to win a luxury holiday to the UK including flights, hotels, a trip to Windsor Castle and first-class train...
Ed Parkes and Henry Ayres of The Gentlemen Baristas

The Gentlemen Baristas in Bermondsey, southeast London has a traditional, welcoming and friendly vibe. Its building is filled with coffee history “Our building was a 17th-century coffeehouse,...
afternoon tea

Everybody loves a nice cup of tea, so it comes a no surprise this year’s Afternoon Tea Week is set to be one of biggest ever. From 10 to 16 August, tea rooms, restaurants will be holding exclusive events.

The eight royal parks that collectively make up 5,000 of London’s greenest acres have long been considered the ‘lungs’ of the capital, providing natural sanctuaries for visitors and residents alike.
Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London

When it opened in 1894, it was called a 'childish structure'. Now it is the focus of one of the most iconic views of...

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Afternoon tea at Mondrian London

Martha Alexander samples some of London's best afternoon teas, from the classic to the contemporary Tea. It is our national obsession: we drink 165 million cups...
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