When you think of a vacation in Germany you don’t imagine palm tree’s and sunny beaches, but now you may just have to. The Tropical Islands resort pictured below is housed within the largest free-standing hall in the world near Berlin in Germany. The space inside measures around 66,000 square metres and is so tall […]
The Illustrated London News published intricate artwork on its front covers for more than 160 years, this included historic moments in British history such as royal ceremonies and the Great War – boasting as many as 300,000 readers. The works were by famous artists such as Terence Cuneo, Fortunino Matania and Bryan de Grineau.
To commemorate the World War One Centenary across the United kingdom (and Commonwealth) there have been various poignant events to remember the fallen. One hundred years ago on the 4th August 1914 Germany declared war on Russia, thereby putting into motion events that would ultimately devastate Europe – the United Kingdom commemorated this day with […]
Today Her Majesty The Queen will officially name the Royal Navy’s largest ever warship after smashing a bottle of Whiskey against the ships hull. HMS Queen Elizabeth weights 65,000 tonnes and can carry 40 jets and helicopters at a time. It will have a permanent crew of almost 700 when it enters service in 2020. Six shipyards […]
Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th Century, although the roots go back much earlier. On battlefields, a regiment’s colours or flags were used as a rallying point. Consequently, regiments would have their ensigns slowly […]
Hey everyone! The last month has been a busy one for London, and for any tourist visiting the capital I’m sure its been a sheer delight! First we had the State Opening of Parliament, a tradition that dates back 100’s years where the Monarch announces to both Houses of Parliament (Commons & Lords) Her/His Majesty’s […]