Discovering Richard III's England in Leicester

Now may be “the winter of our discontent” according to Shakespeare's Richard III, but I'm just back from a day trip to the town of Leicester where the remains of the real Richard III were found earlier this year buried in what used to be a monastery and is now a car park.

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Two Exhibitions – Old and New – at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Two seemingly tenuously tied exhibitions have just opened at The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace – Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen – offering visitors a chance to see some of the Royal Collections oldest and most recently received works.

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Destination Dining: Seymour Place near Marble Arch in London

Just up the street from Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Park Lane and Oxford Street, tiny Seymour Place offers a long list of great places to eat. So whether you're out sightseeing or shopping or looking for somewhere to step out that's near your hotel, there's a good chance Seymour Place is a smart option for you. Here's a list of some of street's best eateries. The nearest Tube station to all these restaurants is Marble Arch with connections to the Central Line.

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London's Duckiest Menus

A true gourmand's delight, duck is one of the heartiest and most satisfying dishes around. Here's an appetizing look at four London restaurants with delicious duck dishes guaranteed not to ruffle any foodie tail feathers.

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London Celebrates Bonfire Night Fireworks

November 5th is Bonfire Night (aka Guy Fawkes Night) in England and is an occasion to commemorate the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Guy Fawkes (yep, the dude those V for Vendetta masks are named for) tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I. These days the historic event is “celebrated” with fireworks and bonfires. Here's a list of five of the best Bonfire Night happenings in London.

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