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Oslo City Hall pays tribute to Lemmy and Bowie… in bells

Needless to say, David Bowie and Lemmy from Motorhead were popular enough for many, many tributes. As a matter of fact, Lemmy actually got his own limited edition brand of Jack Daniels, one that wound up being popular enough that it sold out the minute it was announced. Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: 5 Major Differences Between British and American Public Toilets – Video

This week, Laurence delves into that 13-year-old part of his brain to bring you 5 major differences between British and American public toilets. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the video. The post Lost in the Pond: 5 Major Differences Between British and American Public Toilets – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – English Rose and Retro London

This week over at, we have two beautiful new designs. First up is a tribute to the English Rose from Malcolm Watson. The second design is a retro London travel poster. Both designs are only available for 1 week! Get them...Show More Summary

Radiohead hints at new album release, releases unused James Bond theme

Before their last two albums were released, the members of Radiohead formed a company (a limited-liability company, to be precise), to handle the affairs. Four months before In Rainbows was released in 2007, they formed Xurbia Xendless Ltd., and three months before King of Limbs’ release in 2011, they formed Ticker Tape Ltd. Show More Summary

Alan Rickman Has Died after a Battle With Cancer

Well, bloody heck. It’s not a good week to be a British celebrity. All the major media outlets are reporting that iconic British actor Alan Rickman has died. From the BBC: Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die...Show More Summary

Great British Buildings – Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

Long the symbol of power for the Kings and Queens of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle sits at the highest point of the city, a position that, at its construction was both a great defensive position and forcing others to look up to the crown. ...Show More Summary

Modern Caveman: British Man Man Builds A $230,000 House In 700-Year-Old Cave in England

THE pressures of modern life mean that most of us have probably dreamt at one time or another of fleeing to the hills. But real-life caveman Angelo Mastropietro has made his hermit dream a reality – by spending over £160,000 turning a 250 million year old cave in the Wyre Forest into his dream home. Show More Summary

The National Trust: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures About the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is one of Britain’s largest charitable organizations – and most popular. The National Trust, as it’s known to everyone, is responsible for maintaining hundreds of Stately Homes and other buildings that have been left to their care. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Ashes to Ashes, life after Bowie

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am sorry to inform you that David Bowie is unable to tour to promote his latest album, nor, indeed, any other album. I know Jonathan already broke the news, but I feel I should go more in-depth. Let’s not mince words here, Bowie was a game-changer for rock and roll. Show More Summary

Music Legend David Bowie Has Died of Cancer at 69

It is with great sadness that we report that British music legend David Bowie had died after an 18 month battle with cancer. He had just released a new Album, Blackstar, on Friday, his final parting gifts to his fans. Here’s my personal favorite – Space Oddity: The post Music Legend David Bowie Has Died of Cancer at 69 appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE! New Downton Tribute, Great British Slang and Royal Guard

This week over at we have three brand new designs for you to buy. We have a new Downton Abbey tribute called Carson’s Butler Service. We have a new tribute to Great British Slang that’s a re-imagining of a popular past design. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted XIV: The long-awaited return of stories from the dregs of British crime.

In honour of the release of Sherlock‘s new Christmas special, and my actually finding the time to search through two months of weird news stories, I bring tidings of new tales of the sort of crimes people don’t often see on television. Show More Summary

Brit Humour: Stephen Fry Welcomes You to Britain and Explains British Culture – Video

To showcase the unique, eclectic culture of modern Britain, Heathrow Airport teamed up with British Icon, Stephen Fry, to welcome arriving passengers to the UK! They’re not all red phone boxes and cucumber sandwiches on the lawn… Very...Show More Summary

The Crown: First Look at Upcoming Netflix Drama about Queen’s Reign Starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith – Video

Netflix has been working on this one for awhile – and we’ve been waiting. Finally, we have our first look at The Crown. The Crown is a 10 part original drama being produced by Netflix chronicling the political rivalries and romance behind...Show More Summary

Petition launched to name new element after Lemmy

Lemmy from Motorhead has been getting a lot of press since his death last week. It’s gotten so much press that, between 5 and 9 PM on Saturday, Lemmy’s memorial service will be streamed live on the band’s Youtube channel and will encompass the entirety of the Sunset Strip. Show More Summary

His Royal Cuteness: Prince George Goes to His First Day of Pre-school (Nursey School)

Prince George had his first day of pre-school. The press was kept at bay but the Duchess of Cambridge was kind enough to take a couple photos and they were just released by Kensington Palace. Could he get any cuter? Westacre school is...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airways Launches New Year’s Sale – Great Deals on Flights and Hotels

British Airways has launched a New Year’s sale for USA customers featuring great airfare deals but also great deals on packages including hotels. Here are the details: To help travelers start 2016 with vacations on the mind, British Airways has launched a flight+hotel deal to London and select European destinations. Show More Summary

Great British Buildings: The Royal Crescent in Bath

The Royal Crescent in Bath is one of the city’s best-known architectural works.  This curved row of 30 terraced houses got its start as an outgrowth of work started by architect John Wood the Elder.  Wood had built much of the Georgian...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Downton Abbey Themed Trip to Britain from PBS Masterpiece – USA and Canada Only

It’s that time of year again – PBS Masterpiece is running their yearly sweepstakes giving away a Downton Abbey themed trip to Britain. Since this is Downton’s final series, this will probably be the last time they offer this contest....Show More Summary

Brit Telly: John Cleese Returns as Basil Fawlty in Specsavers Advert – Video

Fawlty Towers is by far one of the best British comedies ever made. So, it was only a matter of time before it became the subject of a cheeky remake commercial. Here Basil battles with modern technology in a skit reminiscent of his classic meltdown from the show. Show More Summary

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