Stamps to celebrate best of British

Royal Mail Underground stamp. Credit: Royal Mail handout

The Royal Mail is set to celebrate the best of British, including Doctor Who, Jane Austen and the London Underground, with a range of stamps for 2013.

The London Underground stamps will be released on January 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first underground railway in the world.

The stamps track the Underground's development from the first steam-driven Metropolitan Railway service through to the current Canary Wharf station.

This year also marks the bicentenary of the publication of Pride And Prejudice,

Jane Austen's most famous novel. It will be celebrated as part of a six-stamp set on sale from February 21, and will feature scenes from Austen's other works.