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Britain Calling: Babywear fit for a Prince or Princess, 1 year on from London 2012 – and 1 year to Glasgow 2014, PLUS exploring Britain by rail

June 24, 2013 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

This month we bring you all things baby – with a royal newborn on the way very soon, we’ve put a spotlight on British babywear designers and where to get their tiny wares over here.

Find out about restaurants and hotels marking the royal arrival too, as well as a feature on where royals through history have grown up. July will be a month to both remember and look ahead to some great sporting events – last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, and next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; read on for news about both. Add to that inspiring rail routes to write about, a week of hidden cultural treasures and fantastic story ideas you might have missed and you have this month’s Britain Calling!

British babywear fit for a prince or princess


Who doesn’t like shopping for baby clothes? Mini things are so much harder to resist than proper adult outfits. With a royal baby due very soon, we bring expectant parents and excited gift givers the lowdown on unique independent shops where they can get their mitts on the best of British babywear. Read on here. Royal fans can also celebrate the arrival of Baby Cambridge with afternoon tea, an Indian dinner or a special exhibition – find out where here. And if you want to know where royal youngsters have been born and raised read this, our feature on places you can follow in little royal footsteps in Britain.

One year on from London 2012…


Read about what’s happening to mark a year since the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics (27 July), and which host venues to visit now.

…and one year to go to Glasgow 2014


23 July will mark one year until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Read about 14 great things to do in the fantastic city of Glasgow here.

UK museums unveil their hidden treasures for one special week


This August over 70 museums and galleries across Britain will open their doors to the public to reveal never-before-seen collections and displays not usually open to visitors. Find out more.

Exploring Britain by rail


Ah, the romance of rail travel! Nothing beats actually seeing the land whizz past you under the wheels of a train as you gain miles between one destination and the next, the journey as much a part of the experience as the getting there. VisitBritain brings you 4 fantastic routes you can take, all of which you can use a BritRail pass to travel. Read and be inspired here.

PLUS: Story ideas you might have missed:


– Fortnum and Mason to open new store in St Pancras station here
– Hotels with outdoor theatre, bog-snorkelling and book fair here
– London to host the world’s longest ocean race here
– Science Museum to bring ‘world’s greatest experiment’ to the public here

And coming up…
We post at least 3 news releases and story ideas to the media centre each week. Coming up we’ll be bringing you news about cycling in Britain – ahead of RideLondon and the Tour de France grand départ from Yorkshire in 2014, an update on the new Stonehenge Visitor Experience, spas that use brilliant British products, and a comprehensive guide to cultural and foodie events this autumn.

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