Marble Hill reopens after seven years of restoration work
Just under 300 years ago, one of the country's earliest Neo-Palladian villas was built next to the Thames, and now, following extensive restoration work, it's opening up to the public.
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex
Overlooking the Thames in Essex are the ruins of an ill-fated castle that was once a royal residence and was later immortalised by John Constable.
A blue plaque unveiled for Diana, Princess of Wales
An English Heritage blue plaque has been unveiled today on the side of Coleherne Court on the Old Brompton Road, where Diana lived at the time of her engagement to the Prince of Wales 40 years ago, in 1981.
A day trip to – Barnard Castle
A town of great antiquity with a large castle and famous museum, but also of recent notoriety has a lot more to see if you visit for more than an eye-test.
A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson
Hampstead has gained another Blue Plaque, this time for the Muppets creator, Jim Henson, who lived in the area from 1979 while working on The Muppet Show.
Blue Plaque celebrates Sir Kenneth Clark of Civilisation TV series fame
A blue plaque has been unveiled to celebrate Sir Kenneth Clark, the art historian and broadcaster best known for the landmark 1969 TV series Civilisation.
A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens
About an hour outside London is a grand house that would impress anyone, except its original builder, as what you see is missing two-thirds of the original house.
Blue Plaque for one of Britain’s first black British medical consultants
One of Britain’s first black British consultants, the pioneering neurologist James Samuel Risien Russell has been commemorated with an English Heritage London blue plaque.
English Heritage to start reopening from the end of March
English Heritage has announced plans to reopen over 60 historic sites from 29th March, with a number of them in London and the South-East.
Eltham Palace gardens reopening to the public next month
The slow return to some semblance of normality continues with the partial reopening of Eltham Palace in south-east London next month
Stonehenge streaming the Summer Solstice this weekend
Stonehenge will be silent this summer solstice for the first time in probably centuries, but anyone will be to watch the sunrise via the internet instead.
Museum Meals: Eltham Palace
When visiting a posh home/old castle combo, it seems fitting to dine locally, in their back garden greenhouse.
Visit – Eltham Palace
Down in suburban South-East London is a building that managed to blend Medieval palace, art-deco design and a castle-like moat into one perfect home - this is Eltham Palace.
Day trips from London – Dover Castle, the largest castle in England
Looming high over Dover town centre is the mighty fortress that remarkably includes almost every era in English history from Roman to WW2.
Day trips from London – Tilbury Fort
Today marks the anniversary of a certain Queen giving a rather famous speech to her troops in Tilbury. But why Tilbury?
Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle
The small commuter town of Berkhamsted sits on one of the most important sites in English history - the location of the formal surrender of the English to William the Conqueror. And yet, most people haven't heard of it.
Derek Jarman gets a Blue Plaque
Yesterday, an anti-establishment film director known for the colour blue got his own Blue Plaque from the establishment.
Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen
At the top end of Greenwich Park, away from the tourists is a grand house, called a lodge, and inside is one of the UK's finest collections of art. And until last week, not the easiest or most obvious one to see.
Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle
There's a part of England's green and pleasant land that's rich in ancient stone works, and at one place, you can find a pub inside a giant stone circle.
The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse
For thousands of years, people have come to Uffington to clean a prehistoric white horse carved into the landscape. And this weekend, the ancient tradition was performed once again.
Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral
A mere 35 minutes from central London can be found a large, if ruined castle, and next to it a vibrant, if modest sized Cathedral. This is Rochester, and a very historic town.
Apsley House puts on the Waterloo Banquet
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington's London home, Apsley House has re-presented Waterloo Gallery where Wellington held annual banquets to commemorate the great victory.
Wartime bunker under Eltham Palace to be restored
As part of a range of upgrades just announced for the art-deco Eltham Palace, the WW2 bunker underneath the building is to be restored to its wartime appearance.
Museum Meals – The Jewel Tower
In a small grassy depression directly opposite the Houses of Parliament can be found a small stone tower, which happens to be a 14th century building that is open to the public as a small museum.