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Marble Hill reopens after seven years of restoration work
Marble Hill reopens after seven years of restoration work

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.

May
19
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex
A day trip to – Hadleigh Castle, Essex

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.

Nov
09
2021
A blue plaque unveiled for Diana, Princess of Wales
A blue plaque unveiled for Diana, Princess of Wales

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.

Sep
29
2021
A day trip to – Barnard Castle
A day trip to – Barnard Castle

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.

Sep
29
2021
A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson
A blue plaque for Muppets creator, Jim Henson

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.

Sep
07
2021
Blue Plaque celebrates Sir Kenneth Clark of Civilisation TV series fame
Blue Plaque celebrates Sir Kenneth Clark of Civilisation TV series fame

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.

Aug
20
2021
A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens
A day trip to – Audley End House and gardens

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.

Jul
21
2021
Blue Plaque for one of Britain’s first black British medical consultants
Blue Plaque for one of Britain’s first black British medical consultants

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.

Jul
07
2021
English Heritage to start reopening from the end of March
English Heritage to start reopening from the end of March

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.

Mar
15
2021
Eltham Palace gardens reopening to the public next month
Eltham Palace gardens reopening to the public next month

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

Jun
16
2020
Stonehenge streaming the Summer Solstice this weekend
Stonehenge streaming the Summer Solstice this weekend

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.

Jun
15
2020
Museum Meals: Eltham Palace
Museum Meals: Eltham Palace

Museum Meals: Eltham Palace

When visiting a posh home/old castle combo, it seems fitting to dine locally, in their back garden greenhouse.

Feb
12
2020
Visit – Eltham Palace
Visit – Eltham Palace

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.

Jan
01
2020
Day trips from London – Dover Castle, the largest castle in England
Day trips from London – Dover Castle, the largest castle in England

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.

Oct
09
2019
Day trips from London – Tilbury Fort
Day trips from London – Tilbury Fort

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?

Aug
09
2019
Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle
Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle

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.

May
02
2019
Derek Jarman gets a Blue Plaque
Derek Jarman gets a Blue Plaque

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.

Feb
20
2019
Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen
Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

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.

Jul
31
2018
Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle
Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle

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.

Jul
16
2018
The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse
The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse

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.

Jul
08
2018
Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral
Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral

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.

Mar
21
2016
Apsley House puts on the Waterloo Banquet
Apsley House puts on the Waterloo Banquet

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.

Apr
25
2015
Wartime bunker under Eltham Palace to be restored
Wartime bunker under Eltham Palace to be restored

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.

Oct
15
2014
Museum Meals – The Jewel Tower
Museum Meals – The Jewel Tower

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.

Oct
13
2014