Places of Interest

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...

This Bond villain's lair is a pre-WWII time capsule of modernist design Number 2 is the central of three houses built by the Hungarian-born architect...

Penshurst Place. Credit: Peter Smith Jigsaw

More than just horticultural wonders, England’s historic gardens reveal our changing fashions and interests, as Diana Wright discovers The Prince of Wales has said “a...

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...

Discover a world of rare plants in this glorious 300-acre green space Opened 260 years ago, Kew – or rather the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew...

Whether you know Britain’s hills and heritage like the back of your hand, or you’re visiting for the very first time, there’s always a...

Hampton Court Palace

Since the humble cocoa bean arrived on our shores in the 17th century, Britain has been a nation of chocolate lovers. From the bustling...

A cultural venue once shaped by the royalty living there These days, when someone mentions Somerset House, you might think of the ice-skating rink laid...

Facts, figures and stories from London’s grand palace of bones and fossils In many ways, a biologist’s job is often to create order from chaos....