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The Story Behind the Door – The Ritz Hotel, London

The Story Behind the Door – The Ritz Hotel, London

We met Michael O’Dowdall, a doorman at The Ritz The Ritz was always this mythical place,” recalls Michael O’Dowdall, who …

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London’s Liquid Lifeblood – Thames, U.K

London’s Liquid Lifeblood – Thames, U.K

The opening lines of Rudyard Kipling’s The River’s Tale set out unambiguously the poet’s love of the Thames: Twenty bridges …

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The Somerset House Has Opened Its Doors – London, U.K

The Somerset House Has Opened Its Doors – London, U.K

Tudor palace, art academy, chemistry lab, open-air cinema – the grandiose Somerset House has evolved with the times In those …

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Wandering through London On The Perfect Music – United Kingdom

Wandering through London On The Perfect Music – United Kingdom

50 years after London was named the hippest hangout in the world, Florence Sheward finds the spirit of 1967 is …

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What’s New in London – United Kingdom

What’s New in London – United Kingdom

RESTORING SOANE’S BLUEPRINT Sir John Soane’s Museum has housed a collection of the architect’s books, drawings, antiques and other personal …

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Into The Wilds of Scotland – United Kingdom

Into The Wilds of Scotland – United Kingdom

In the wilderness areas of Scotland, an eclectic collection of basic accommodation has grown into what is now a well-established …

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How Red Phones Become an iconic image of Britain

How Red Phones Become an iconic image of Britain

It’s hard to imagine a more potent symbol of Britain’s identity than the red telephone box. It feels as if …

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Legends, Myths and Magic – Wales, U.K

Legends, Myths and Magic – Wales, U.K

For a small country, Wales is rich in beauty and in stories As the poet Brian Harris wrote in his …

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Simply Beautiful: The British Village Life

Simply Beautiful: The British Village Life

A thatched cottage is a quintessential symbol of British village life, yet as we discover, this traditional craft is far …

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Lords, Ladies & Kent – United Kingdom

Lords, Ladies & Kent – United Kingdom

In her 1922 book Knole and the Sackvilles, the poet, novelist and garden designer Vita Sackville-West described her family home …

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