London Cities & Towns

Kate Youde goes behind the scenes of the Goldsmiths' Company and meets some of the people upholding the traditions of the 700-year-old institution – one of...

St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: VisitBritain

The most famous fire in history, the Great Fire of 1666 is part of British folklore. Here we round up 10 fascinating facts about the Great Fire of London.

Facts, figures and stories about the Great Fire of London landmark. If you want to see the impact a disaster can have on a city, look...

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...

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,...

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...

Leighton House.

London's major museums are some of the most visited attraction in the world but its smaller museums are also treasure troves to delight, a visit to which will take you off the well-trodden tourist paths.

Proscenium arch, Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval Colleg

The Old Royal Naval College appealing for the public's help to re-gild the proscenium arch of its magnificent Painted Hall, which is recognised as the greatest piece of decorative painting in England: our Sistine Chapel.

Enjoy the best food and drink London has to offer in an exhilarating environment: high in the skies above London.

Interview with Fiona Rule, author of Streets of Sin, which charts the history of Notting Hill, from dark days to gentrification and THAT Richard Curtis film