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The xx release “Say Something Loving” video: a love letter to London.

Unlike Ed Sheeran, the xx haven’t released a lot of videos for their new album. I mean, sure, they released a video for “On Hold,” but apart from that, they haven’t done any other videos. Since they came back from their long hiatus three...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: After Months of Waiting – BritBox is Here – New British TV Streaming Service for the USA

You may recall last December we reported the news that the BBC and ITV were launching a new British TV streaming service for the US market. After the initial announcement, not much has been released about the new service as they’ve worked to get the service launched. Show More Summary

Exhibition Report: Where We Visit Diana – Her Fashion Story – New Diana Exhibition at Kensington Palace

Princess Diana still holds a special place in the historical memory of the world, especially with her American devotees. So, it was with great excitement that we learned there was a new Princess Diana-themed exhibit opening at Kensington Palace while we were in London. Show More Summary

Guest Post: Study at Oxford Opportunities – She Finally Could Say, “I Studied at Oxford!”

Editor’s Note: We have a new advertiser on the site called The English Speaking Union and they provide opportunities for Americans to study interesting courses in Britain. Here’s their guest post to tell you all about it. Sign me up!...Show More Summary

Ed Sheeran releases new album, buys and sells it at HMV.

As you may know by now, Ed Sheeran released his third album, ÷, officially pronounced Divide, and unofficially pronounced Obelus, on Friday, and the early reception has been universally positive. Some choice reactions on Twitter: Matty: “Oh @edsheeran you’ve produced it again, I always thought Ron Weasley was the only ginger magician. Show More Summary

Britain on Film: Marvel Cinematic Filming Locations in the United Kingdom

Marvel’s superheroes have made the transition from the comics to the screen in a very big way since Iron Man premiered in 2008.  In the nearly ten years since that film, Marvel has helped to define the genre and make superhero filmsShow More Summary

Brit Movies: Viceroy’s House Trailer – Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson

We saw the previews for this while we were in England last week. Viceroy’s House is a new film starring Hugh Bonneville (from Downton Abbey) as the last British Viceroy of India tasked with arranging their independence from the British. Show More Summary

Who could be the third Glastonbury headliner? The latest odds from William Hill

Usually, every so often, someone on the NME posts the latest odds from William Hill over the most likely potential headliners, and I frequently repost those because I figure they’d be interesting, but this Festival year, it’s only happened twice. Show More Summary

What’s All This Then? – A Beginner’s Guide to Morris Dancing

Today on “What’s All This Then?”, we explore that seemingly-strange folk event known as Morris dancing.  Full of pretty eccentric men (and sometimes women) wearing traditional clothing that is certainly eye-catching, Morris dancing has...Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Trainspotting

As I write this, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting 2 has come and, as far as I’ve been able to find, it’s close to leaving theatres. At least in the UK. However, on my side of the pond, it has yet to even be released. And given that it’s my favourite British film of the Nineties, I […] The post One Anglophile’s Take on Trainspotting appeared first on

The Foo Fighters confirmed as Glastonbury 2017 headliner.

I’ve suspected for a long time that the Foo Fighters would be coming back to Worthy Farm after they had to cancel two weeks’ worth of shows of their Sonic Highways World Tour in 2015, including a headlining gig at Glastonbury, afterShow More Summary

Black Sabbath plays final concert, announces they will continue

Nothing lasts forever. Even the longest, most glittering reign must come to an end some day. Who could replace them? Okay, blatantly ripping off the opening lines of the original House of Cards aside, I have to say: Black Sabbath recently performed what they say will be their final show. Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – Spring Has Come Early to England!

First of all, I feel I should apologise to all my lovely readers for the slight lateness of this month’s blog. It’s been the February half-term school holidays this last week, and we’ve had a lovely, but busy time with our two boys both...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: New King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer

This new adaptation of the King Arthur story by director Guy Ritchie is starting to look better with each preview. Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from...Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five British Actors Who Served in the Armed Forces

Many have been called to serve in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces over the centuries.  Even those who achieved fame later in life spent time in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, or Royal Air Force early in their lives.  Of course,...Show More Summary

Ghosts of the Underground: Exploring Aldwych Abandoned Tube Station with Hidden London

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #2 of the Anglotopia Magazine in April 2016. Since we’re leaving this weekend for London and exploring another station, we thought it’d be a good time to share it! It’s hard to...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Travels: We’re Off to England On Sunday For A Week with @British_Airways

We’re leaving on Sunday to explore England for 8 days. If you’ve been reading the site for awhile, you’ll know that we take a yearly research trip; usually around February. This year we’re splitting our trip into two parts – southwest England and then London. Show More Summary

Mick Jagger and the memoir we’ll never read…

Fans of the Rolling Stones may have read Keith Richards’ memoir Life, and how it detailed the ups and downs of his relationship with Mick Jagger and his family, and even how he snorted his father’s ashes, an act that truly piqued myShow More Summary

What to expect from Glastonbury 2017, artists-wise

At this point, very few of the artists playing Glastonbury have been confirmed. The only ones I’m aware of are Radiohead, headlining for the third time, Australian electronica act The Avalanches (which may or may not have been a joke), and Kris Kristofferson, who recently announced that the Pyramid Stage would be in his itinerary. Show More Summary

Great British Buildings – Brighton Pier

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the third issue of the Anglotopia Magazine in August 2016. Check out the Anglotopia Print Magazine here.  Brighton has long been a holiday destination for the United Kingdom.  Beginning...Show More Summary

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