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Top 10 Britain: Top 10 Things to See and Do in Winchester – Exploring Alfred the Great’s Capital

Editor’s Note: This long article originally appeared in Issue #6 of the Anglotopia Print Magazine in Spring 2017. You can support great long-form writing about British History, Culture and Travel by subscribing to the Anglotopia Print Magazine, a quarterly love letter to Britain. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Travel Guide: Useful Tips for a Long Term Trip to Britain – Visas, Transport, Accommodations, Cell Phones and More!

We regularly get asked questions about traveling for long periods of time in Britain. Americans can travel in the UK for up to 6 months before they have to leave and many do this. Some also come for short stints to study or complete works towards a degree. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Imports Alert: The Official London Underground Tube Map – Anglotopia Exclusive

Due to two deaths in the family this week, we don’t have a full Anglotopia Imports Product launch this week. We will next week, though. Instead, we’ve launched a single product that we think Anglotopia readers are going to snatch up – we’ve imported the official London Underground Tube Map Poster. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: On Chesil Beach – Film Adaptation of Ian McEwan’s Novella – First Trailer Released

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan is one of my favorite books and I was a little concerned when I heard they were making a movie about it. The book is a Novella and there wasn’t exactly a movie’s worth of material there. It seems, though,...Show More Summary

The cost of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory revealed… maybe.

Who doesn’t love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? And especially the 1971 film adaptation, which everyone except Roald Dahl himself loved. And, of course, at the centre of the magic is the Wonka factory itself. And since there’s simply...Show More Summary

Through the Archives: Ackermann’s Oxford – A Unique Look at Oxford in 1814

I spend a lot of time in second-hand bookstores. Too much time, perhaps. But I love them. Sure you can buy any book you want on Amazon, but the joy of used bookstores is that you have the spirit of discovery, you never quite know what you’re going to find. Show More Summary

The Gallagher Brothers Christmas Truce that never was…

The following is one of the stranger chapters in the ongoing saga of the Gallagher Brothers, a feud as old as time, or at least as old as the time Liam got plastered and took a leak on Noel’s fancy new stereo. Last December, Liam announced...Show More Summary

Finding Downton: Our Journey to Highclere Castle

Editor’s Note: This long article originally appeared in Issue #5 of the Anglotopia Print Magazine in Spring 2017. You can support great long-form writing about British History, Culture and Travel by subscribing to the Anglotopia Print Magazine, a quarterly love letter to Britain. Show More Summary

The Brit Music Fiver – Five Lesser-Known British Musicians in the United States

The Beatles.  The Who.  The Clash.  Led Zeppelin.  The Spice Girls.  Plenty of British musical groups have made it huge on this side of the Atlantic and established themselves as rock n’ roll legends here and in the UK.  Other groups,...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Hold the Sunset Review – John Cleese’s First Return to BBC Comedy Since Fawlty Towers

It’s been quite a long time since John Cleese was on the BBC. In fact, he hasn’t worked on a BBC Sitcom since the days of Fawlty Towers (that’s 43 years for those counting). So, it was with great fanfare last night that Hold the Sunset premiered on BBC One last night in the UK. Show More Summary

The Repat Report: The Challenge of American Security Questions When Living in Britain

My move back to the UK has involved many changes on the tech front. Setting up new everything here was a bit of a pain if I’m honest, but there have been smaller challenges too. My Expedia, Amazon, and Netflix accounts, for example,Show More Summary

British Comedy: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Rev.

Rev is one of our favorite British comedies and we recently decided to binge watch it recently. I also started reading up on the show and it fascinated me. So, I thought it would be fun to put together 10 interesting facts and figures...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Imports Alert! New Products LIVE – Ace Teas of London – Luxury Teas

We love tea. It’s an Anglophile’s duty to gain an appreciation for tea, it’s a British national institution. Tea makes everything better. So, that’s why we’ve decided to import this luxury tea direct from London. We tried Ace Tea last year and loved it so much we thought you all would as well. Show More Summary

Brit History: The Ten Worst Britons in History

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #5 of the Anglotopia Print Magazine in Spring 2017. Support great long-form writing about Britain by subscribing to the Anglotopia Print Magazine. There have been plenty of terrible...Show More Summary

Exhibition Alert: Major JRR Tolkien Exhibition Coming to Oxford’s Bodleian Library This Summer

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has announced a new JRR Tolkien Exhibition that will arrive in the iconic library this summer. The exhibition will focus on Tolkien’s characters Beren and Luthien (which was recently the feature of a recent new book by his son Christopher Tolkien). Show More Summary

Ed Sheeran and Elton John could possibly play the Royal Wedding

So, Prince Harry is set to marry actress Meghan Markle this May. And so, there will inevitably be celebrity guests, especially since Markle was herself a celebrity, lasting seven seasons on USA Network dramedy Suits. But, of course,Show More Summary

Event Alert: Kevin Whately and Peter Bowles To Headline Series of World War II Tribute Concerts Across the UK

This came across the inbox and is something worth planning to do if you’re going to be in the UK later this year. Kevin Whately, aka Inspector Lewis, and Peter Bowles are going to host a series of World War II Tribute concerts that will...Show More Summary

Telly Streaming: BritBox – British TV Streaming Service – Comes to Canada!

This article is for our Canadian readers who so often feel left out of the good news. BritBox, the fantastic British TV streaming service that launched in the USA last year, has finally come to Canada! From today, you can stream thousands of hours of British TV. Show More Summary

A Brief History Americans Marrying into the British Upper Classes

The news that Prince Harry is to wed American actress Meghan Markle is one of the biggest events to happen to the Royal Family in decades.  While Ms. Markle isn’t the first American to marry into the Royal Family, she certainly comes...Show More Summary

The Monarchs: Alfred the Great – King of Wessex

On the year of his death in 899 Alfred the Great was known only as Alfred, King of Wessex. During the first year of his reign alone, King Alfred fought nine bloody battles with Viking invaders, but it was peace, not war, at which King Alfred really excelled. Show More Summary

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