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Fictional Footsteps

Following in the Bard’s footsteps – literally

Discover the 146-mile route that Shakespeare took to travel to the London playhouses – and experience the same scenery that may have inspired Macbeth, Richard II and King Lear.
Read more… 20 February 2014


In search of London's lost rivers

While the Thames is well known, at least five waterways have disappeared under the city’s pavement over time, becoming watery ghosts whose rumbling waters can still be heard.
Read more… 30 April 2013


Five European castles to stay in

Sleep in comfort behind stone walls in strongholds large and small, including a Scottish tower house, a French chateau and a Tuscan hamlet.
Read more… 22 March 2013


Peaks and panoramas of Yorkshire

Explore villages packed with history and tackle challenging mountain hikes in the northern English county.
22 February 2013


The Passport blog

The UK's newest royal destination

The former manufacturing city of Leicester is capitalising on the recent discovery of Richard III’s skeleton.
Read more… 15 February 2013


Tutankhamun meets Downton Abbey in rural Hampshire

Highclere Castle, a resplendent English country mansion, is the setting for the Emmy Award-winning TV drama, as well as home to the myth of the “Mummy’s curse”.
Read more… 04 January 2013


The Beatles’ Liverpool

With the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ debut single Love Me Do promising mass celebrations and concerts, there has never been a better time to visit the band’s hometown.
Read more… 05 October 2012


Reawakening the Underground

Urban spelunking in London’s abandoned subway stations could do for the city’s underbelly what the London Eye did for its skyline.
Read more… 10 November 2011


London’s alternative museums

The city has scores of intimate, specialist and plain eccentric museums, dedicated to personalities, pastimes, occupations and assorted oddities.
Read more… 06 September 2011


The Passport blog

Shakespeare gets a new home

The Royal Shakespeare Company will begin its 50th season today in a new, $185 million theatre complex in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Read more… 14 April 2011


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