| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Imagine driving up the winding entrance to "Downton Abbey" and being welcomed at the entrance to a very special Christmas ball. Then you enter the grand salon that's been in countless episodes of the PBS TV series and sip a little Champagne before tucking...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Wondering why Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry seem to be walking in an ocean of red poppies?
That's because they are -- except it's actually a moat around the Tower of London and they're actually walking through an art installation by...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The former head of New London-based Sheffield Pharmaceuticals pleaded guilty Tuesday to a criminal charge of knowingly allowing the dumping of chemical pollutants into a public sewage system that discharged into the Thames River for more than seven years....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:48 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - As race director of the London Marathon Hugh Brasher was not exactly short of things to do with his time but when the invitations went out for bidders to organise and run a mass cycling event on a similar scale he jumped at the chance....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IN PHOTOGRAPHY there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality," -- Alfred Stieglitz
OUR GOOD Scots Presbyterian pal, who just happens to be the genius photographer Harry Benson, has had his darling wife, Gigi, send us some photos...
| Jul 19, 2014
Artistic attractions well worth wending your way to Washington for include two winning exhibits devoted to Whistler and Wyeth, as well as a fascinating show pairing Degas with Cassatt. There's a towering, even titillating, Titian, too.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:37 AM
LONDON – The BBC Proms proclaims itself as the greatest classical music festival in the world and does so with the confidence of knowing it's got the artistic goods to back up its sweeping claim.
With nearly 90 events vying for attention in the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"If you want to sleep through to breakfast, fasten your seat belt over your blanket now," said Liana, the flight attendant, refilling my water bottle. "If we experience turbulence over Greenland, you have to b...," she said, her voice fading away. But I...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Tower of London is history. The infamous Norman castle is nearly 1,000 years old. It is associated with such historical figures as William the Conqueror and Richard the Lionheart.
It has served as a royal palace, a fortress, a prison, a mint, a...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:40 PM
A remarkable fact of international life today is the emergence of London as one of the foremost capitals of the superrich. It ranks fourth in the world with 45 billionaires. (Moscow is first with 88, but it seems there’s nary a one of them who...