Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.
STEP ABOARD • Can you reach the crow’s nest?
Hiding in plain sight • There are about 1,500 memorials in London, from the well known to the obscure. Carla Passino pays a visit to some of the latter on a route through central London
At home in Obscure London
The great and the good
Kenwood: the battle for the northern heights • It’s almost inconceivable nowadays to think that one of London’s most famous landmarks was once destined for redevelopment. A century on from the fight to save it, Jack Watkins finds out what happened
THE CAPITAL ACCORDING TO... Orlando Rock • The chairman of Christie’s and co-custodian of Burghley talks to Flora Watkins about rollerblading to work and raves about dim sum
Miss Marina Isabella Kimberly Hambro
In praise of the summer job
Town & Country
Town & Country Notebook
Letters to the Editor
Live poets’ society
A curate’s egg at Clandon?
The way we were Photographs from the COUNTRY LIFE archive
My favourite painting Saad Eddine Said • Three Graces by Kehinde Wiley
All the president’s men • Listening to history rhyme
The challenge of cathedral thinking • The new National Trust chairman on an unexpected past and hopes for the future
A poet’s home • Farringford, Isle of Wight After nearly 60 years as a hotel, this former home of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson has been triumphantly restored as a house museum. John Goodall reports
Living on the edge • They may not be home to great cities or blue lagoons, but our British islands are places of insular retreat that encapsulate extremes of weather, architecture, landscape and emotion, says Mary Miers
Riding the crest of a wave • First recorded by Capt Cook in 1778, surfing is more passion than pastime, finds Ben Lerwill, on meeting a maker of wooden boards that last a lifetime
If I be waspish, best beware my sting • They might be a pain at your summer picnic, but wasps are also voracious predators of other insects and some of Nature’s most important pest controllers, argues Seirian Sumner
Bags of style • For the beach and beyond, these tote bags hold it all, says Hetty Lintell
Introducing the Hudson COUNTRY LIFE x Ettinger Collection • To celebrate our 125th anniversary, COUNTRY LIFE has joined forces with Ettinger to create a collection of luxurious travel accessories that embody the spirit of Edwardian travel
Swing low • The smartest hanging lights, selected by Amelia Thorpe
Worlds apart • Getting away from the ‘hustle and bustle’ is not a new phenomenon, as these three remote estates show
The lure of the sea • Dramatic vistas, azure waters and salty breezes are just what the doctor ordered
A world away • Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, near Gulval, Cornwall Created over 25 years, this 20-acre hillside garden brilliantly succeeds in its makers’ aim of providing a haven far away from cares and worry, discovers James Alexander-Sinclair
Nuts, oh hazelnuts...
Kitchen garden cook Courgettes
Liver birds? Try Toon gulls • Kittiwakes might be declining across the world,...