Temples of literature: writers’ houses – in pictures

From the abbey where Byron partied to the house where Agatha Christie tested out her whodunnits, Nick Channer tells the inside story of the homes behind some of the great works of English literature

The grand London ‘semi’ that spawned a housing revolution – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 8

3–5 Porchester Terrace is a substantial pile by anyone’s standards. But this west London home set the template for Britain’s most popular type of housing

Trinidad’s forgotten architectural gems

As carnival revellers throng the streets of Port of Spain this week, most will be oblivious to the beautiful old colonial houses along the route. But a tour of Trinidad’s architectural heritage offers a fascinating insight into the island’s history

Top 10 riads in Marrakech

Marrakech’s riads are historic, atmospheric and – if you choose wisely – provide some of the best-value places to stay in this magical city. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard.