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So Long, Whitechapel Bell Foundry

It is with deep regret that I announce the closure of Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the world’s most famous bell foundry and Britain’s oldest …

Why you haven't seen London until you've done this pub crawl

Rich in tall tales and superlative ales, these pubs deliver some of London’s most fascinating historical nuggets. Take an afternoon to wend your way around them, soaking up the atmosphere while you partake of a pint or two.<p><i>This walk features in Camra’s excellent new London Pub Walks guide – out</i> …

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

Pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside in all its autumn glory. Ten of Britain’s best nature writers reveal their favourite routes – and where they like to refuel on the way<p><b>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops</b><p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington National Park Centre</b> …

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See the Sketches J.R.R. Tolkien Used to Build Middle-Earth

How did J.R.R. Tolkien create <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>? The simple answer is that he wrote it. He sat down in a chair in 1937 and spent more than a dozen …

There's now an official way to check the mobile coverage of your new house in the UK

Moving house is a bit of a lottery for a number of reasons, but one of the most annoying problems that you can’t really do much about until it’s too late is your mobile coverage – if you move into an area of poor reception, you’re out of luck.<p>Now, however, you can use Ofcom’s official mobile …

High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Elevenses: English Tea Times For Dummies

You're an American in London. You've visited Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower of London, but there's one more thing you want to check off your to-do list: tea.<p>No, not just any tea. We're talking a good, old-fashioned English tea time, with finger sandwiches, dainty china cups and all the …

Tea

What Shakespeare Plays Originally Sounded Like

In this video from The Open University, we learn about the Globe Theater's experiments with "Original Pronunciation" (OP), which is exactly what it …

This map shows how far you can travel by train from London in under 22 hours – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 8:00 am, June 12, 2015 in Maps, Transport<p>If you’re planning a holiday that involves any kind of train travel this summer, then you’ll …

Sword in the Stone

The Pennine Way: Britain's greatest walking trail

My fiancée Liz is the forgiving type, not least when it comes to some of the walks I have taken us on over the years. One bucolic riverside tramp ended memorably with the two of us trapped at the end of a sewage pipe sticking out over bilgy water, arguing about my navigation skills. On other …

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

Free Things to Do in London

From David Bowie and Beckham to Charles Darwin and Dickens, London has captured the world with legendary figures since its founding in the first century A.D. But it's not only the city's celebrities rising to the top—the British pound is rising, too. Don't get knackered looking for cheap deals …

96 things you shouldn't miss in 2015

Daring risks, surprising twists and welcome returns – our critics select the cultural highlights of 2015<p><b>January 5</b><p>TV<p><i>Broadchurch (ITV)</i><p>The best TV whodunit in years returns. Rumours that writer Chris Chibnall had plumped for a prequel were unfounded, <b>though very few details are known</b>. The principal …

Brighton - The UK's No 1 Foodie Hotspot

<b>Cauliflower perfection at 64 Degrees restaurant. Photo: Paul Allen</b><p>At less than an hour by train from London, Brighton has long been one of our …

England

Scotland Hiking Adventure: From the Highlands to Islands

Scotland

No one does Christmas decorations like London

So as irritating as I find it when Brits assume everyone celebrates Christmas, one thing I adore is the seriousness with which Christmas decorating …

My first Christmas in the UK

New arrivals reveal how far they have come – and what the country looks like through an immigrant’s eyes<p><i>Ana Fletcher, 28, was born in Indonesia. She arrived in the UK in August and lives with her husband, a pub manager, in Huddersfield. They have a four-year-old daughter, and Ana has a 10-year-old</i> …

Night at the Museum: late London openings

<b>Science Museum Lates, Science Museum</b> <br>London<p>The Science Museum has probably the largest selection of after-hours events, with everything from silent discos to pub quizzes, an RAF typhoon simulator and a show with bubbles. The various talks that also take place are themed and change each month, on …

Christmas in London is wondrous in Hyde Park, Kew Gardens, St. Paul's

"London for Christmas?" a friend asked. "But why?"<p>I was stumped momentarily. Other places are more obvious — fairy-tale Vienna or pious Rome with its candlelight Masses or any German city that has a Christmas market.<p>Aside from Father Christmas, who dates to the 15th century, and Charles Dickens, …

How German Christmas markets came to the UK

<b>Bratwurst, gluehwein, and gingerbread: how has the German-style Christmas market become a key attraction in city centres all over the UK?</b><p>While Christmas markets go back to medieval Germany, they are a relatively recent addition to the British consumer's festive calendar.<p>The last 15 years have seen …

Where to take a date in London this Christmas

Chilly winter nights call for cosying up, and what better way to show someone you care this Christmas than whisking them away for a fun-filled evening under the stars, or fairy lights, at the finest festive events London has to offer this year. From Michelin stars to hipster bars, there's something …

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The Best Global Shopping Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets.<p>It's no secret we love to shop at <i>BAZAAR</i>. That combined with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust as of late (summer is just around the corner, after all), we're looking to make a …

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Yorkshire

With a population as big as Scotland's and an area half the size of Belgium, Yorkshire is almost a country in itself. It has its own flag, its own dialect and its own celebration, Yorkshire Day (1 August).

Scotland

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

10 reasons to travel in December 2015

34 Reasons London Is The Best Place To Spend Christmas

When everyone else is leaving London, this is why you should stay.