Buckingham Palace, London. Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on a site which had been in private ownership for at least 150 years. 3
❦ Fifty years ago today, on 20 September 1963, the first photographs of Doctor Who were taken… The shoot took place in London at BBC Television Centre and the event was significant for another reason: It was the first time the four stars of Doctor Who’s first season had ever met! Carole Ann Ford and William Hartnell played Susan and her grandfather, the Doctor.
Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes fireworks displays in London, Lewes, Manchester and across the UK
Guy Fawkes' Catholic Gunpowder Plot - an attempt to blow up England's Houses of Parliament and Protestant King James I on November 5th 1605 - left an enduring legacy in England, though clearly not the one Fawkes had hoped for. Celebrated annually as Guy Fawkes Night/Bonfire Night throughout Great Britain over 400 years later.