THE UNITED Kingdom’s latest tourism figures revealed the country’s best ever January to June record, VisitBritain announced Friday. According to VisitBritain, more than 12.5 million travelers visited the UK in the first half of this year, an increase of 13 percent over the same period last year. 

The skylines of many British cities are undergoing their most dramatic makeover in centuries. Concert halls, museums, galleries, arts centers, offices and hotels occupying stunning new buildings, as well as restored older structures, are changing the face of urban areas in London, northern England, Scotland and Wales.

Kempinski Hotels & Resorts establishes its presence in London with the opening of two very distinct properties — The Courthouse Kempinski in Soho and the Bentley Kempinski in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.  The two new properties mark a grand entrance for Europe’s oldest management group in London’s hottest and most talked, Read More

London’s first ever public art gallery – the precursor of the Royal Academy – and Britain’s original home for abandoned children, has reopened as the Foundling Museum. It stands near the site of the Foundling Hospital, established by philanthropist Thomas Coram in 1739, which looked after more than 27,000 deserted children until its closure, Read More

Sightseeing can be an exhausting business. Whether you’re strolling the streets and parks of London, browsing boutiques in Edinburgh or walking the Roman walls in Canterbury, all this walking inevitably leads to sore feet, aching backs and a feeling that you’re just too tired to get to the theatre or glamorous dinner that you’d, Read More

There’s still time to plan a late summer break to London. During August and September, in addition to such British experiences as The Changing of the Guard ( and a visit to The Tower of London (, you can participate in some lesser known – but no less typically – British events.

Autonomy Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AUTN) a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that VisitBritain, the government funded organisation responsible for marketing Britain overseas and England to the British, has launched a new look consumer website powered by Autonomy, Autonomy’s Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) will provide users in over 34, Read More

Best Western – the largest group of independently owned hotels in Great Britain and the London Premier Hotels are delighted to announce the first London Hotel to achieve its Premier status. Best Western have now something rather different to offer for their central London customers, it is called (and quite apt too); ‘the Shaftesbury’., Read More

There are few more familiar and enduring legends in British history than the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. A tale told for nearly a Millennium, first in ancient manuscripts, later on the musical stage and now in movie theaters. With the new King Arthur ‘Movie Map’ available from, Read More

The British passion for all things horticultural is centuries old, but today’s gardeners and garden designers are not ones to rest on the laurels of earlier generations. New gardens have been opened to visitors for the first time this year while restoration work is bringing back to life once neglected landscapes.