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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Glastonbury Announces full line-up for 2016 Festival

With only a few weeks to go until the festival’s door’s open, Emily Eavis has announced the acts on each  major stage of this year’s festival. One interesting surprise is that Damon Albarn will be performing at the festival this year, just not with Blur, but with the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians. Show More Summary

User’s Guide to English Currencies – Pre-decimal and Post-Decimal

Pink Floyd once said that money is a gas, the Beatles said that it can’t buy love, and others have said that it’s what makes the world go ’round.  British money pre-decimal gets a bit confusing, with many different types of coins representing...Show More Summary

This Week on our Instagram Feed – Hardy’s Birthplace, Much Wenlock, Books We Loved and More!

We share several images of England and London throughout the week on our Instagram feed. Here’s a summary of the last week’s worth of photos so readers of the blog can also see them. Feel free to follow us on Instagram @anglotopia. We’re...Show More Summary

Buried Classic Albums: Syd Barrett’s “The Madcap Laughs”

Except for Radiohead’s new album, astonishingly little has been happening in the music world. And so, I’ve decided to do what I would normally do in such a situation: come up with a new column. Here I’ve decided to try and introduceShow More Summary

Our New Top Gear Verdict: Is it Good? Well, It’s Not Terrible But it is Boring and Matt Leblanc Looks Bored

I’ve fully accepted that the show Top Gear as we knew it is now dead. Admittedly the show was flagging under its own format long before the Clarkson Incident last year and it was time for something new. But the new show doesn’t seemShow More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – This Sceptred Isle and Scotland Rules!

This week over at we have a beautiful new design from Malcolm Watson called This Sceptred Isle. We also have a new design dedicated to Scotland this week. Both designs are available for 1 week only! CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW!!! The post Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – This Sceptred Isle and Scotland Rules! appeared first on

Happy Birthday Anglotopia! Today is Anglotopia’s 9th Birthday – To Celebrate We’re Offering 15% Subscriptions

Today is a very special day for Anglotopia. On this day in 2007 we registered the domain and this website was born. We’ve changed quite a bit over the years and we can hardly believe it’s our 9th Birthday. To Celebrate...Show More Summary

Robert Plant cancels Meltdown concert for Stairway To Heaven trial

When I told Dad about the “Stairway to Heaven” article I wrote last month, he was astonished that the lawsuit I wrote about two years ago was STILL going on. I’m sure a lot of readers had similar reactions. There had been some reports...Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: 11 American States that Are Larger than the UK

Your favourite British host, Laurence Brown, reveals 11 American states that are bigger than England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland combined. But which ones made the list? The post Lost in the Pond: 11 American States that Are Larger than the UK appeared first on

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about Bend It Like Beckham You Might Not Know

Before Kiera Knightly, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, and Parminder Nagra became well-known, they all starred in 2002’s Bend It Like Beckham.  It was a movie with many layers, but ultimately a theme about defying society expectations, whether...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Make Tea, Not War and London Time

This week over at Anglotees, we have two great new designs. First up is a new tribute to Tea – Make Tea, Not War. Is there anything a good cuppa can’t solve? Our second design is a lovely new design dedicated to London called London Time. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW!!! The post Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Make Tea, Not War and London Time appeared first on

Travels in Britain: Top 5 Things to See and Do in Lichfield, England

“Why on Earth are you going to Lichfield?” Asked the check-in clerk at the airport when we arrived to fly to the UK. She was from Birmingham and couldn’t quite figure out why a couple of Americans were flying across the ocean to stay...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: Announcing the Dispatches from England Book – Pre-order Now Open

This is an exciting day for us. For 3 years, Nicole Wiltrout wrote her Dispatches from England for Anglotopia and she gave us a fascinating insight into living in the UK. Now that she’s moved home, we have compiled her articles into a beautiful new print book. Show More Summary

Travels in Britain: Adventures With a Hire Car – Observations from Driving in the UK For a Week

I love driving in Britain. It’s probably my most favorite thing to do when we travel there. I’m in my Anglophile Zen Place with Classic FM on the radio, driving down English country lanes. Our recent trip was spent mostly in the car (this is not a complaint). Show More Summary

Paul McCartney lets 10-year-old fan play bass with him on stage

At a recent gig in Buenos Aires, Paul McCartney spotted a 10-year-old girl asking him to sign her doll. He did her one better and invited Leila LaCasse and her mother Mariana on stage, but, after he asked if she wanted him to sign her...Show More Summary

British Legends – A Brief History of Merlin – King Arthur’s Sorcerer

Whether as a part of Arthurian Legend or operating in his own adventures, the figure of the wizard Merlin is one that has propagated through English myth for centuries.  Possibly one of the earliest figures from which Merlin derivesShow More Summary

Anglotopia Magazine: Shipping Update for Issue #2

We just wanted to give a quick update on the status of shipments of the second issue of the Anglotopia Magazine. We’re getting emails daily asking where it is. The quick answer is, they’re on the way. Most of them were finished being shipped out today. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Disney’s The BFG – Official Trailer 2 – Looks Stunning!

The second official trailer has been released for The BFG, the upcoming Steven Spielberg adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story about The Big Friendly Giant. It’s looks magical and I’m very happy to see that it hasn’t been Americanized. Show More Summary

Elizabeth at 90: Previously Unseen Photos of Queen as a Child Released

A part of the continuing celebrations of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday (there was a big concert in Windsor last night), Buckingham Palace has released 3 new previously unseen images from her childhood.     Very cool to see! The post Elizabeth at 90: Previously Unseen Photos of Queen as a Child Released appeared first on

King of the Britons: Ten Actors Who Played King Arthur in Film and TV – Which Is Your Favourite?

The mythical King of England, Arthur from his earliest mentions in fiction has been a captivating figure.  With the development of motion pictures at the beginning of the 20th Century, it’s only natural that King Arthur’s legend would...Show More Summary

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