Barons, battles and ‘Bad King John’: the real Magna Carta
In June 1215, King John of England put his seal on a now-legendary piece of parchment...
Places in The Lake District
Windermere & Bowness-on-Windermere
Stretching for 10½ miles between Ambleside and Newby Bridge, Windermere isn't just the queen of Lake District lakes – it's also the largest body of water anywhere in England, closer in stature to a Scottish loch. It's been a centre for tourism since the first trains chugged into town in 1847, and it's still one of the national park's busiest spots.
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Wimbledon: how to get tickets for tennis's greatest tournament
The world's greatest tennis tournament may be known for elite athletes, celebrity spectators and strawberries and cream, but for many Wimbledon is also about queuing, tents and takeaways...
What's on in London in spring
London doesn’t hibernate in winter – the fun just moves indoors to theatres, clubs and restaurants – but the arrival of spring definitely witnesses a change of pace in the city...
What’s on in London in summer
Something magical happens when the sun flickers into the British capital’s sky...
Where to shop in London
Napoleon famously referred to England as a nation of shopkeepers. Two hundred years later, London remains one of the best places in the world to go shopping...