Royal history remains alive and well in these remarkable buildings.
Terminal 5, for the dedicated use of British Airways, is relatively hassle free but decidedly devoid of character.
Countries on both sides of the Channel are planning events to commemorate the turning point of WWII.
It can be difficult to rouse any enthusiasm for venturing beyond the building.
Spending 17 hours in economy class, flying 14,498 kilometres, is a challenge.
It's the week before Christmas, and at Chatsworth House, many creatures are stirring, but nary a mouse.
The Mayflower was built in 1948 and still sports the original apple-green British Rail livery.
For many, this is the base of many adventures, and what a beginning, for England's vast and bloodthirsty history is intertwined in our own. Let imaginations run wild during visits to intact castles, mysterious ancient standing stones and quaint seaside villages. Wonder at the eccentricities and obsessions of its characters, from tea to tennis. And don't forget to sample its more modern day culture such as music and comedy that lie in a class of their own.