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London's 10 Quirky Restaurants You Should Try

Get experimental with London’s dining scene at these 10 weird and wonderful restaurants, where good cuisine combines with British eccentricity.

Eclectic Brighton: The 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries

Find out about Brighton’s eclectic art scene with our guide to ten of the best contemporary art galleries and spaces in this creative seaside town.

London Culture Guide | Covent Garden's Top 10 Restaurants

Discover Covent Garden, London’s diverse dining scene with our guide to the area’s 10 best restaurants.

London Culture Guide: Borough's 10 Best Art & Culture Bars

Take a cultural pub crawl through Borough and see London’s culture come to life, from foodie havens to historical watering holes and micro-brewers, at these ten bars.

10 Young UK Chefs to Watch Right Now

Discover the UK’s rising culinary stars with our guide to 10 young chefs who are winning Michelin stars and creating avant-garde menus.

London Culture Guide: The 10 Best Scandinavian Restaurants

Find the best Scandinavian food in London, from delicious Swedish meatballs to Norwegian king crab, at our ten must-visit restaurants.

Philip Larkin and the Poetry of Otherness

Discover why Philip Larkin’s poetry touches something universal in us all, despite the dark secrets of the poet’s personality.

Scotland’s 10 Most Important Male Artists

Read about Scotland’s most influential male artists, for whom ideas of nation, land and creativity are central to contemporary art.

Belfast's 10 Unforgettable Events and Festivals this August

Find out what’s on in Northern Ireland’s culture hub this August, with our guide to film, theatre, art and music in Belfast.

Isle of Wight's Top 10 Restaurants for a Taste of Local Culture

Taste some of the freshest seafood and fish in the UK with our guide to eating on the Isle of Wight, from beach cafes to fine dining.

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United Kingdom Art + Artists

Grayson Perry's Ceramics and Textiles: Cross-dressing, Myth and Genius

See the work of Turner Prize-winning textile artist and ceramicist Grayson Perry and explore his genius, troubled upbringing and cross-dressing habits.

Belfast's Murals: The Politics and the Passion

The very walls of Northern Ireland's capital city are symbols of The Troubles, of political and religious divisions, and latterly, of hope.

10 Female Artists from Scotland You Should Know About

Find out which female artists from Scotland are making waves in contemporary painting, sculpture and installation and performance art right now.

Contemporary Art in Wales: The Best Galleries You Should Visit

Explore the thriving art and culture scene in Wales with our guide to some of the best contemporary art galleries and museums from Cardiff to Hay-on-Wye.

United Kingdom Food + Restaurants

Belfast's 10 Great Restaurants: From Pub Fare to Fine Dining

See where to eat out in Belfast with our cultural guide to the city's ten best restaurants, and sample the best of local pub grub and haute cuisine.

Edinburgh's 10 Brunch and Late Breakfast Spots You Will Love

Find out where to get Edinburgh's best brunches, with our guide to eggs, bacon and croissants from Bruntsfield to Leith.

Swansea's 10 Best Cultural Restaurants: Fine Dining and Local Eats

Eat out in Swansea with our food lover's guide to ten of the best local restaurants, eateries and fine dining establishments in the city.

London Culture Guide: 10 Stunning Restaurants for Al Fresco Dining this Summer

Experience the best of summer and London's green spaces with our al fresco dining guide, from picnics in the park to high-class dining.

United Kingdom Design + Architecture

Britain's 10 Ceramic Artists You Should Know About

Read about these ten British ceramicists who changed the field of UK studio pottery through their artistry, innovation and design-led aesthetic.

10 British Product Designers You Should Know

Discover the most important faces of British design today and find out about the latest trends in the UK's contemporary product design.

Young Britannia: Emerging British Graphic Artists

Here are our picks of top Young British Illustrators and Graphic Designers who are at the forefront of the UK's design scene.

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This great island has been an influential power for centuries. It attracts and welcomes different cultures from across the world and still manages to maintain a sense of Britishness. This may be due to the intriguing royal family that still represents the Union Jack, both of which are instantly recognisable.

The English language has all but conquered the world with great literature and music, and although the United Kingdom is competing with major heavyweights on the world stage when it comes to film, stand out productions inspired by the works of Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare and J K Rowling have led to impressive film adaptations.

There’s even more to the United Kingdom once you tuck in to the tumbling hills of the Peak District; these have been featured in the novels of Jane Austen and more modern titles such as Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Diary.