Keith Howell

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Six bars of chocolate a week could cut risk of common heart condition

Eating up to six bars of chocolate a week could reduce the risk of a potential heart condition by almost one quarter, a study by Harvard University suggests.<p>The research on more than 50,000 people found strong links between regularly eating the treat and a reduced risk of suffering a heart …

Top 10 Bookstores

Feed your inner bookworm with these magnificent bookshops.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Destinations of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Atlantis Books, Santorini, Greece</b><br>A decade ago, a group of friends from Cyprus, England, and the United States founded this bookshop, now in a gorgeous home overlooking the water in …

Alice Munro

Viertelstündchen-Blitz-Butterkuchen mit Kirschkonfitüre

1.Den Backofen vorheizen (E-Herd: 200 °C/Umluft: 175 °C/Gas: s. Hersteller). Eine Fettpfanne (tiefes Backblech; ca. 32 x 39 cm) fetten, mit Mehl …

Gratinierte Schnitzel alla caprese

1.Hähnchenfilets waschen, trocken tupfen und quer halbieren, sodass 8 Schnitzel entstehen. Mit Salz und Pfeffer würzen. Je­weils mit 1 Scheibe …

The pretend gardener: student discovers hidden life of Renaissance spy

Believed for years to be a landscape designer, a Cambridge historian’s research into Constantino de’ Servi suggests covert activity<p>Something odd emerged as a Cambridge student began to research the work of a Renaissance garden designer: although the 16th century Italian artist, sculptor and …

Breathtaking Aerial Photographs Capture London’s Kaleidoscopic Landscape

These aerial photographs reveal the English capital's kooky architectural past.<p>London has accumulated a variety of building styles over the centuries, transforming into a miscellaneous, collage-like landscape where high rise flats exist around the corner from 18th-century buildings. For more than a …

England

10 of the best London pubs for the Christmas season

A Christmas drink, be it mulled, pulled or poured, comes with an extra splash of seasonal cheer at these classic London pubs, where the festive season is celebrated in style<p>The Churchill Arms, Kensington<p>Start by stepping into a Christmas tree. The evergreen Churchill Arms on Kensington Church …

17 fascinating early photographs of Rome

Italy

What have they ever done for us? Ancient Rome today – in pictures

Photographer Alfred Seiland has travelled Europe and beyond documenting the remains of Roman culture, from gold mines in Spain to fish ponds in Cyprus

This Tube Map Shows The Greatest London Buildings That Never Came To Be

From propellor-powered monorails to fungus farms, the city of London has had the potential to be a very different place.<p>Pretty much every one of the abandoned building schemes detailed on the Londonist’s Unbuilt London Tube Map are fascinating, but some of them are just plain bizarre, and it is …

Jules Verne

20 of the most beautiful libraries in the world

A library can be a second home for a bibliophile.<p>They come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of embellishment. The nearly 300-year-old State Hall in Vienna, Austria, boasts carved wooden galleries, baroque-style statues, and frescos, while Taipei's Beitou Branch resembles a treehouse more than a …

Architecture

Best beer gardens in London

Many pubs in London have outdoor spaces, from family-friendly lawns to shady courtyards. To help you choose, here's our roundup of the best London …

England

Best al fresco dining in London

When the weather's fine, spend a leisurely lunch or dinner at one of London's many outdoor eating places. From rooftop terraces and riverside …

The Bomb Damage Maps of 1940s London

Wartime surveyors charted the city’s ruined buildings in vivid color.<p>May 21 will mark 75 years since the end of the Blitz, nine infamous months of devastating bombing across the U.K. by Nazi Germany during World War II. But the bombardment did not stop then, particularly for London. Between 1939 …

Best rooftop bars in London

Winter pop-up bars<p>South Pole Saloon<p>A post shared by South Pole Saloon (@brixtonrooftop) on Nov 3, 2017 at 4:03am PDT<p>Following a summer of Cuban fun …

London's Hidden Gems

Below, you'll find historic corners of London, hidden-away art and antiquities, curiosities and beautiful buildings that don't appear on traditional …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

Visit This Incredible Model Of Central London, Newly Open

For many years, a wonderful secret has resided in a basement beneath the Guildhall. This highly detailed 3D model of London, used by planners, …