Fit for the Queen: Every Royal Residence Across the UK Illustrated

Fit for the Queen: Every Royal Residence Across the UK, Illustrated

Buckingham Palace is the place that the Queen officially calls ‘home.’ But you can be sure that Her Majesty always has somewhere else to stay when she has the decorators in. The Queen’s adult children and grandchildren occupy roomy castles, manors, and even cottages around the UK. The £12.4bn Crown Estate owns some, where others […]

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How dirty is a cash machine in London

How Dirty Is a Cash Machine in London?

You’re in a crowded street in London, you’ve just found the perfect gift for the birthday party you’re running late for, and, of course, the shop only takes cash. You dash over to the nearest cash machine to get out some money – grab the cash and rush back to the store. While all this […]

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Where Britons go on holiday

Where Britons Go on Holiday

Opinions are divided over how much the UK relies on the products and services of neighbouring countries, but there’s one thing we know we can’t import: a reliably good summer! Instead, while some choose to brave it on our windswept beaches and rainy caravan sites, a holiday to warmer climes has become a true British […]

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Use of land in UK and Ireland

How the UK and Republic of Ireland Uses Its Land

The United Kingdom is the sixth largest economy in the world, generating a GDP of £2.0 trillion ($2.6 trillion) in 2018. The United Kingdom is also one of the most urbanised countries, with 83.1% of the population living in urban areas according to the UN — a greater share than any of the five nations […]

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youtube exercise videos

Why You Should Trade the Gym for YouTube

Your gym membership might’ve seemed like a great personal investment in January, but when was the last time you actually went? From busy schedules and inconvenient hours to mustering the motivation to leave your house, there’s plenty of reasons to want to stay home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a great workout from […]

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UK Mazes

6 Mind Boggling Mazes Across the UK

With all the distractions and digital dazzle of 21st century life, you’d think the humble puzzle would have lost its appeal. But mazes, riddles, and brain-teasers are becoming more popular all the time – just look at the viral success of Gergely Dudas’ ‘There’s a panda amongst them’ cartoon. When our attention is under ever-greater […]

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British TV Homes

8 Floor Plans of Iconic British TV Homes

Every week, your favourite TV characters invite you into their homes for a chat, a laugh, and probably a bit of high drama, too. Over the months and years, those TV homes become so familiar that you’re sure you could find your way around if you ever managed to pop in for a real-life cuppa. […]

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metro systems

6 Aerial Views of the World’s Oldest Metro Systems

There’s something very science-fiction about a subterranean rail network. Even a century and a half after the world’s first subway system opened in London, taking a trip underground can be a thrill. Part of the mystery of traveling underground is that most of us don’t really know where we are in relation to the surface […]

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