History

Graced by royalty for centuries, Chillingham Castle is also one of England’s most haunted castles. Gilly Pickup explores this spooky history on her guided...

Discover London’s secret underworld at a new London Transport Museum exhibition in Covent Garden. Beneath the busy streets of London, the tube has trundled since...

Away from the popular destinations, the capital’s lesser-known Tudor palaces and houses paint a more vivid portrait of this fascinating era, as Nicola Rayner...

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...

Islington history

Once frequented by farmers and founding fathers, this desirable corner of North London has plenty to offer history buffs and culture vultures alike, as...

The Queen’s House, Greenwich, London

A king's temper resulted in one of London's finest royal residences Next time you utter a swear word in frustration, spare a thought for King...

Styles and eras collide in this eccentric former royal residence While many interior designers or architects will suggest a cohesive aesthetic, some of the world's...

Discover candy-coloured, Robert Adam-designed rooms in this plush former stately home Estate agents preach "location, location, location" and nowhere is that more apparent than Kenwood...

Napoleonic history and stunning fine art in a most desirable address As addresses go, 'Number 1 London' takes some beating. When you are the 1st...

Step across the meridian line at a museum dedicated to space and time The meridian line in Greenwich, south-east London, marks the point from which...