Explore Hackney By Bike
From fresh food to clothes and books, explore the diverse range of products on offer at Broadway Market. And if that’s not enough, take a break for brunch at Lardo, just a short cycle through London Fields.
Wales is hosting the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain at the NATO summit on 4 to 5 September 2014.
- More about the 2014 NATO Summit
- Strengthening the NATO alliance: article by David Cameron and Barack Obama
- Our 5 priorities for the NATO Summit Wales 2014
- Watch live coverage of the NATO Summit
Around every corner, experience the unexpected. You’ll stumble across cozy inns and restaurants, rustic fishing villages, mountain vistas and cliff-top trails. Welcome to Wales!
Did You Know? Wales is hosting the NATO Summit 4-5 September. It will be the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain. Learn more ›
Photos: © Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales
In December, the city of Alexandria, Virginia — just across the Potomac River from Washington DC — challenged our Defence Attaché, Major General Buster Howes, to a contest. General Howes accepted, and this Labor Day weekend, teams from the British Embassy pitted their skill and strength against Alexandrians across three events selected by the Mayor of Alexandria, Bill Euille: cricket, sailing and tug-of-war.
The Challenge celebrated 200 years of friendship between the UK and the US.
Britain’s bright red telephone boxes are a well-known design icon!
They were created in 1920 by Giles Gilbert Scott. Scott was famous for having designed Liverpool Cathedral, a towering structure that combined Gothic style with an imposing modern look, and later on, he worked on London’s enormous Battersea Power Station. (via VisitBritain)
Have you ever taken your photo with one of the UK’s iconic red telephone boxes?
A London-born soldier whose bravery in the first weeks of the First World War was sufficient to warrant two separate formal citations for the Victoria Cross (VC) has been honoured with the capital’s first VC commemorative paving stone. Corporal Charles Ernest Garforth was awarded the VC for action on 23 August 1914 and the London Borough of Brent held a ceremony at the weekend to commemorate the award 100 years on with the laying of a commemorative paving stone in Willesden Green.
(Photo by Sergeant Rupert Frere RLC, Crown copyright)