Can you spot Walt Disney’s ‘secret tributes’ to a tiny English village in his films? How typical British pub, a Norman church and ruins of castle may have inspired animator’s iconic characters and scenes

When Walt Disney visited a tiny Lincolnshire village in 1949 in the hope of tracing his ancestry, he encountered more than he could have dreamed of. There in Norton Disney’s 1,000-year-old parish church was the tomb of his reputed ancestor, the 14th-century nobleman Sir William d’Isney – complete with a family crest. It was that … Read more

Clothes fit for a Queen: Elizabeth II’s symbolic glove, Mary’s Coronation gown and the only surviving dress worn by Elizabeth I go on display in new exhibition

The glove worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation more than 70 years ago is set to be displayed in a new exhibition. The white garment, which is embossed with Her Late Majesty’s cypher, was worn by the monarch on her right hand when she was crowned in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. … Read more

The India Club is closing: Historic London venue founded in 1951 to further ‘Indo-British friendship’ with links to movement for subcontinent to gain independence will stop trading next month

A historic London club that played a key role in fostering friendly relations between Britain and India after the country’s independence will close next month. The India Club, which was founded on The Strand in 1951, will shut its doors on September 17 and could now be turned into a luxury hotel.  The club was … Read more