History

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...

Horace Walpole's gothic vision is preserved in this fanciful folly Let us take you down, to paraphrase the Beatles, to Strawberry Hill, where nothing is...

New additions and old traditions blend in this royal peculiar Neither a cathedral nor a true abbey, Westminster is in fact a 'royal peculiar' -...

London's castle is home to priceless gems and ghostly happenings Did you know that the Tower of London was once home to polar bears and...

The UK's most popular institution houses eight million historic artefacts Bloomsbury is as romantic a part of the capital as you could ever wish to...

The Bard-approved theatre that stages proper period dramas All the world's a stage, according to William Shakespeare, but very few of them received investment from...

Who was Isabella Beeton? Born in London on 12 March 1836 the daughter of a linen merchant, Isabella Beeton (née Mayson) was a Victorian wife, mother...