Ancient city travel guide: Persepolis, 500 BC
18 December 2020

Travel back in time to Persepolis, capital of the mighty Persian Achaemenid Empire. Sample Persian hospitality, get access to the awe-inspiring citadel and find out what to do when you’re there –  and what not to do if you want to remain alive!

Historical city travel guide: Osaka in the early 19th century
30 November 2020

Join us for a time-travelling trip back to Osaka, and visit the central Japanese city in the 19th century as we sample the best sushi in town, experience the wonders of Kabuki theatre and explore the city’s bustling markets.

Historical city travel guide: Kulubnarti, Sudan, late 12th century
23 July 2020

Journey back nearly 1,000 years and travel up the Nile to explore the medieval Nubian city of Kulubnarti – now in the north of modern-day Sudan.

Historical city travel guide: London, late 16th century
10 July 2020

In this week’s Historical City Travel Guide, we journey to Elizabethan London. From the Tower of London to the theatres and bear pits of the south bank, we guide you through the things to see in England’s capital city, as well as providing some tips on what to buy, where to eat and the best inns in town.

Historical city travel guide: Thebes, Egypt, 13th century BC
12 June 2020

Travel back to the 13th century BC and to Thebes – one of ancient Egypt’s most important cities. Ramesses II is reigning pharaoh and Thebes is a bustling city with impressive monuments, flourishing trade, delicious food and lively festivals.

Historical city travel guide: Athens, 5th century BC
29 May 2020

In this week’s historical city travel guide, we journey back 2,500 years to Classical Athens. From getting your culture fix at festivals and plays, to indulging in drinking parties, shopping and the local delicacies, we run through what not to miss in Greece’s most famous ancient city.

Historical city travel guide: Edo (Tokyo), early 19th century
22 May 2020

We’re taking a trip back to early 19th-century Japan and visiting Edo – modern-day Tokyo – as curator Alfred Haft reveals the unmissable sights, the cuisine you’ve got to try and the best places to stay in this historical travel guide.

Historical city travel guide: Rome, 1st century AD
15 May 2020

In this week’s historical city travel guide, we journey back 2,000 years with curator Francesca Bologna to visit the capital of the Roman Empire. From witnessing edge-of-your-seat chariot races, to relaxing in the baths and sampling the local delicacies, we explore what not to miss in the vibrant world of 1st century AD Rome.

Historical city travel guide: Nineveh, 7th century BC
7 May 2020

Journey back over 2,600 years with curator Gareth Brereton as we visit the Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Discover the sights, shopping destinations, entertainment and local delicacies not to be missed (and the areas to steer clear of).