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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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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Cutaway London: A Look Inside the Most Famous Landmarks

Cutaway London: A Look Inside the Most Famous Landmarks

London’s top buildings are instantly recognisable from the outside – but the postcard image hides the true complexity of these fabulous structures. The UK capital is a working city first of all. While they may look fancy from a selfie-stick, buildings such as the Gherkin or Big Ben have contemporary functions to fulfil. And the […]

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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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6 Tips on How to Talk to Your Partner About Finances

How to Talk to Your Significant Other About Money

New love is one of the most exhilarating feelings in life, but nothing can spoil the sensation quite like a sour conversation about money. But that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to avoid this discussion — if you want to plan your future together, you should be on the same page financially.   If […]

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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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Unbuilt Britain: What 6 Cities Could Have Looked Like

The city is an inspiring playground for ambitious architects. A single great idea or astonishing building can change how way people perceive and navigate the city overnight. But ambitious ideas come with hefty price-tags. And in the city, there’s always a political story to negotiate, too. Often, the most exciting ideas for buildings, bridges, and […]

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