The medieval Knights of St. John gave way—over a few centuries—to the new denizens of the hot restaurants and bars of St. John Street: designers and...more
The area where a fruit-and-vegetable wholesale market once stood—and where Eliza Doolittle met Henry Higgins—is now one of the most touristy parts...more
The only truly new neighborhood in London is Canary Wharf, a complex of offices and shopping malls centered around the city's tallest building, César...more
In 2001, this exhausted 34-acre china clay pit became a kind of geodesic dome eco-theater, a global garden illustrating the relationship between plants and...more
The center of a cobbled square lined with bars, cafés, and shops is quite the cosmopolitan place for a 12th-century cathedral. Originally built of pale...more
One of the Southwest's premier museums, Falmouth Art Gallery houses an impressive permanent collection, including works by the Victorian British Impressionists...more
Felbrigg Hall is of the finest 17th-century country houses in East Anglia, with its original furniture intact, an outstanding library, the famous Walled...more
The subtropical Trevarno Gardens are at the center of a 750-acre estate that dates to 1246—grounds that also encompass a lake with a Victorian boathouse,...more
A row of 18th-century almshouses in Shoreditch contain this excellent (free) museum of everyday life. In a series of English domestic interiors from 1600 to the...more
Greenwich is a bustling little market town in its own right, colored by bucketfuls of maritime history. Most importantly, it's where time begins. No, seriously,...more
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