Hadrian’s Wall once stretched from coast to coast, pretty much dividing what is now England and Scotland. Has much changed in 2000 years, though?
With Germans bombing London, Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, went underground to plan his strategy. Now see the bunkers from where he won the war.
It seems an odd place for a bunch of university students to live – an 11th century heritage-listed castle. But somehow it works!
The Tyneside Cinema is the oldest functioning newsreel theatre in the UK. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a blockbuster with your nostalgia.
Above ground, the English city of Newcastle is changing. The symbols of industry have shifted from the practical to the nostalgic.
The Kew Gardens in London are much more than just a park. They’re at the centre of efforts to protect the world’s plant species.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee It wasn’t so long ago, I recall, that the Royal Family was a bit of a joke. An entire generation of them seemed unable to keep their private lives out of the tabloids with their adulterous, gaffe-prone, toe-sucking scandals. And the response to it all from the top left the […]
It was meant to be a big jubilee celebration for the Queen and her subjects. So how did so many of them get treated so badly in the chaos?
Changing the name For as long as any of us can remember, it’s been called Big Ben. The clock, faithfully telling the time for more than a century, high above the UK’s houses of parliament, has become one of the most iconic images of London and England more general (up there with the Spice Girls, […]