Seven ravens remain, however, warding off the prophecy that when the birds leave the Tower of London, the country will fall.
In Pullman class, it's all about comfort all the way to Windsor.
These hotels are stylish, fun and offer a sterling mix of history and modernity.
Don't expect sunshine, take time out for a chat and don't panic - there's always a pub nearby.
London's known for its grand museums, but here are some tiny and quite bizarre ones you might have missed.
Sherlock Holmes' creator never wanted a museum commemorating his character, but it's well worth a visit.
It may be known as “the poor man’s Chelsea” but Battersea is undergoing a reinvention.
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.