culture

Travel in Time on Heritage Railways

Heritage Railways - A Thomas the Tank Engine special at Falkirk’s Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway

Breath-taking vistas of mountain valleys, moorlands and forest.  Stunning seascapes, and panoramas of rolling countryside, without a road in sight. Discovering little known routes and places, and sights that can’t be seen from a car or coach. For some, that means hiking boots, rucksacks and maps and, often, a hearty disregard for unfriendly weather. For some eleven million people each year, it means something much easier, and quite different: taking a ride on heritage railways.

Fortnum & Mason provide Afternoon Tea & Tour package at St Pancras International

st pancras afternoon tea

To celebrate its 150th birthday year, St Pancras International has teamed up with Fortnum & Mason to offer guests a unique Afternoon Tea experience, complete with the opportunity to hear fascinating tales of the station’s past in an hour-long historic walking tour.

As well as exploring the stunning design of the station, guests will learn about the threat to demolish the building in the 20th century and its rebirth in the 21st century as a destination for premium shopping, eating and drinking, as well as the new Eurostar Terminal.

Shakespeare’s contemporary cultural influence unlocked by British tech firm Blippar on 400th anniversary of his death

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on Saturday 23th April, members of the public will be able to discover and celebrate his profound influence on British language and culture just by using their mobile phones to scan everyday items.

From Thursday 21st April, the leading visual discovery and augmented reality app Blippar, is making Shakespeare widely accessible again. Working with the Arts & Humanities faculty of King’s College London, the company has curated interesting and relevant content on 100 contemporary day-to-day objects that can be unlocked through the Blippar app.