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Fancy an evening stroll along the Thames, a bite to eat, followed by a Shakespeare play? From the beautiful Peaks in the north, we head down to the South Bank in London for tonights lovely shot by @just.venesha. An estimated 14 million people come to the South Bank area of London each year, and it's easy to see why. It's just a small walk (about a mile) past these lovely twinkling trees to Bankside and the amazing Shakespeare Globe. During the first years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, the English playing companies used inns, inn yards, college halls and private houses for their performances. It was not until 1576 that the actor-manager James Burbage built the Theatre in Shoreditch, the first purpose-built playhouse in London. Shakespeare joined the resident troupe at the Theatre in the 1580s and the company (later known as the Chamberlain’s and then the King’s Men) flourished there for 20 years. Following disputes, they leased a plot near the Rose, a rival theatre in Southwark, demolished the Theatre and carried its timbers over the river! To cover the cost of the new playhouse, James Burbage’s sons Cuthbert and Richard, offered some members of the company shares in the building. Shakespeare was one of four actors who bought a share in the Globe. By early 1599 the theatre was up and running and for 14 years it thrived, presenting many of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Sadly in 1613, during a performance of Henry VIII, wadding from a stage cannon ignited the thatched roof and the theatre burned to the ground ‘all in less than two hours, the people having enough to do to save themselves’. There's lots more to the story, but how brilliant we can experience live theatre in the new globe, built with fine detail to the original design some 20 years ago. Ahhh London, you are rather smashing. Fantastic shot by @just.venesha 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧

Accidentally ended up in Windsor for a few hours today so thought I'd make the most of it... put on a dress for a wedding that I quote literally cannot breathe in 😂😂 Not the comfiest...
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The early history of Windsor is unknown, although it was almost certainly settled some years before 1070 when William the Conqueror had a timber motte and bailey castle constructed. The focus of royal interest at that time was not the castle, however, but a small riverside settlement about 3 miles (5 km) downstream, possibly established from the 7th century.
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From about the 8th century, high status people started to visit the site occasionally, and possibly this included royalty. From the 11th century the site's link with king Edward the Confessor is documented, but again, information about his use of the place is scant.
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Follow me over on @postcardsbyhannah for more of my photos 📸🇬🇧


London is...
...a rainbow!

🇬🇧Oh @libertylondon, thanks for always putting Londoners in a good mood each time we pass by! Those colors are just too pretty!
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🇫🇷Oh Liberty! Merci de nous mettre toujours de bonne humeur avec toutes ces jolies couleurs!

Here's the 🇬🇧 team!
These athletes (and coaches) are off to the European Youth Olympics tomorrow! Show them some support, Team GB fans... #teamgb🇬🇧 #gyor2017 #greatbritain #nextgeneration

The kind of problem we all can be ok having. A #plant_problem.
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A window at Selwyn College. One of the first Cambridge University colleges to become mixed when women were admitted from 1976. It's crazy to think that this was just 40 some years ago!!
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All packed and ready to go. At least us girls and the dogs (hair cut and baths -- can't have smelly dogs in the car 😜). Hubby hasn't packed a thing and he still needs to do an oil change. He said all that would take him 30 minutes. Hmm 😜😂
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In America, we could do 12hrs drive no problem. Get in the high way, cruise control and make sure the car stays on the road. Here, 5hrs (or 260 miles) seem so far away! I don't know why. Maybe because we're rarely on the Motorway/Interstate and the A-roads (highways) can alternate between dual and single carriage ways. Or add a roundabout every two miles on that A-road. You accelerate to 70 mi/hr and then slow down again right before the roundabout. If you need to practice roundabouts, go to Milton Keynes!! You'll hit loads! Then as you get closer to your destination, the B-roads. These are country roads that maybe fit two cars. Most do, but on a few, cars would have to take turns. A 10 miles distance can mean a 20-30 minutes ride.
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We may feel overwhelmed before the drive but once we get to our destination, it's all worth it.
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Here's to a smooth and safe drive to one of UNESCO's newest World Heritage site!!
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#theartofslowliving #greatbritain #pursuepretty #livethelittlethings #petitejoys #cambridge

Haggard and beat, Dunkirk survivors arrive to safety in the United Kingdom; home. Christopher Nolan's long anticipated war flick "Dunkirk" hit the big screen today in the United States. Are you planning on seeing it? (Haven't seen it myself, so no spoilers please!)

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Fairy Glen on the Isle of Skye, is a strange but beautiful scenery created by a landslip. Rock spirals are abundant and it is said that visitors should walk the spirals and leave a coin in the middle as an offering to the fairies in return for good luck.
#thewanderlustwithin
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#scotland #isleofskye #fairyglen #rainraingoaway

Took a moment of my life to witness this amazing film. Intense, insightful, and humbling are the words I would use to describe it.
#dunkirk #greatbritain #england #uk #ww2 #french #english #france #alwaysremember

L O N D O N 🇬🇧 der Moment, wenn man bei einem Foto verarscht wird 😂😂 #outfitpost #outfit #outfitoftheday #ootd #greatbritain #vacation #holiday #blondegirl #metoday #traveller #travelgram #travelpost #instatravel #instafashion

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