Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales.  The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland.  Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

20 (Almost) Free Things to Do with Kids in London (tried and tested) - we ADORE London and think it is a myth that London "has to be" expensive. Here are some of our FAVOURITE London with Kids activities. Just in time for the School Holidays! Enjoy... and please do share your favourite days out.

20 (Almost) Free Things to Do with Kids in London (tried and tested) - we ADORE London and think it is a myth that London "has to be" expensive. Here are some of our FAVOURITE London with Kids activities. Just in time for the School Holidays! Enjoy... and please do share your favourite days out.

This beautiful building in Fleet Street, known as "Prince Henry's Room", managed to escape the ravages of the fire. Once a tavern where Samuel Pepys liked to cavort, its intricately decorated plaster Jacobean ceiling is one of its most impressive features.

10 buildings that survived the Great Fire of London

This beautiful building in Fleet Street, known as "Prince Henry's Room", managed to escape the ravages of the fire. Once a tavern where Samuel Pepys liked to cavort, its intricately decorated plaster Jacobean ceiling is one of its most impressive features.

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Broken is Beautiful: kintsugi - The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Buckingham Palace! Attended The Queens Garden Party at the palace in July 2005!

Buckingham Palace! Attended The Queens Garden Party at the palace in July 2005!

Before the topic starts, everyone is asked what do they want to learn.  So in this case of the Stone Age, everyone gets a flame to add what they want to learn over the topic

Before the topic starts, everyone is asked what do they want to learn. So in this case of the Stone Age, everyone gets a flame to add what they want to learn over the topic

London, 1940s, in hi-res colour. These photographs were taken using Kodachrome film by the improbably and wonderfully named Chalmers Butterfield, probably in 1949. Via How To Be a Retronaut.

London, 1940s, in hi-res colour. These photographs were taken using Kodachrome film by the improbably and wonderfully named Chalmers Butterfield, probably in 1949. Via How To Be a Retronaut.

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