Sally Hales


The jam must be strawberry and the cream always clotted, dolloped on a crumbly scone and accompanied by a perfectly brewed cup of tea We don’t really need...
Viaduct Tavern in Holborn, London. Credit: Alamy

Gin has long been London’s tipple of choice. The legacy of this love affair is the Victorian gin palace. Here we list our top...
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.
Burns cottage, scotland, robert burns

We gather together the last words of ten great Britons

From accommodating King Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, as she sought advice on bearing a son to hosting Churchill, Britain’s historic hotels are symbol of our rich heritage.
International Tea Day

And as if we need an excuse to pour ourselves a cuppa, today is International Tea Day which seeks to highlight the global tea market, so we’ve a special reason to celebrate.
Suffragists in 1908

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we unearth Britain’s pioneering women and celebrate their legacy Powerful women have driven British history. From Queen Elizabeth I’s golden...
St Davids, Wales

This St David’s Day we follow in the footsteps of the 6th century bishop who became Wales’s patron saint and visit the beautiful and historic sites connected to his story...
Bishop’s Palace, Wales, St Davids

Discover some fascinating facts about St David, Wales’ patron saint.
Bamburgh Castle

In the Feb/March issue of Discover Britain we go in search of the amazing people and places which have helped shape the country as we know it today, from Bonnie Prince Charlie in the Highlands to fearless, groundbreaking women from history.