Places of Interest

Discover facts, figures and stories about the English seaside icon inspired by the Eiffel Tower Blackpool’s reputation as a resort developed in the 18th century...

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...

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort,” wrote Jane Austen in Emma. But the truth is: one of Britain’s most loved novelists was...

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...

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...