In the October/November 2017 issue we stroll down Britain’s prettiest streets and explore Oxfordshire’s dreaming spires. We also have an exclusive interview with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and uncover the secret spots of Edinburgh
Britain’s prettiest streets
We stroll down these photogenic thoroughfares to reveal charming architecture, chequered histories and cinematic vistas. Explore The Street in Castle Combe, Wiltshire; Shambles in York; Vicars’ Close in Wells, Somerset; Mermaid Street in Rye, East Sussex; Elm Hill in Norwich, Norfolk; Pier Road in Luss, Argyll and Bute; Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset; and Steep Hill in Lincoln.
Edinburgh’s hidden spaces and local secrets
Escape the crowds in the Scottish capital with our guide to the best quiet spots and secret sights, including Dr Neil’s Garden, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Lauriston Castle and The Devil’s Advocate, a bar tucked away in the Old Town that serves more than 300 whiskies. We also pick three of the most tranquil places to stay.
English gardens through the ages
More than just horticultural wonders and showpieces, England’s gardens reveal our ever-changing fashions and interests. We take a tour through 1,000 years of history, exploring the miniature farmsteads of medieval times, the flamboyance of the Elizabethan age and today’s pre-occupations with the environment and ecology. See more inspiring pictures of English gardens through the ages here.
County guide: Oxfordshire
The southeast county of Oxfordshire is home to one of the world’s oldest universities, the oldest public museum and a wealth of quaint market towns. In our county guide, we highlight the finest stately homes, museums and places to stay.
Exclusive interview: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan talks about the ‘extraordinary year’ since he was elected and shares his favourite restaurants, attractions and sights in the capital.
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