Nancy Alsop

wild swimming spots in Britain

At the temperatures rise, it's time to find the best spots in Britain for wild swimming, al fresco. Discover Britain presents our top five

Nancy Alsop explores the Cinque Ports, a confederation of five coastal towns created by King Edward I and once presided over by Winston Churchill When,...

Horace Walpole was a gifted author and man of letters, yet his most fanciful creation was his second home in London. Nancy Alsop visits...

To tap into the Victorian spirit of Yuletide, make a beeline for Kensington Palace from 2 December
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.

We bring you some of our favourite historic pubs in London, so you can wash the city’s history down with a good drink...

The National Trust’s redevelopment of Rainham Hall in Essex as a visitor attraction took a radical new approach – with fascinating results

The shortlisted designs for a new £4m bridge to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall have been revealed

Nowhere does it like Le Manoir... we check in and submit to a world of old-fashioned luxury – and to foodie paradise

Ed Hutchings guides us around historic King's Lynn, Norfolk