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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

The Best News: The Cast of Love Actually To Reunite for a Comic Relief Short Sequel!

And now for a bit of wonderful, fantastic, amazing news. The BBC has announced that the original cast of Love Actually will reunite for a one-off 10-minute special during the Comic Relief telethon on March 24th, 2017. Yes, you read that...Show More Summary

Guest Article: A Transatlantic Love Story for Valentine’s Day

Editor’s Note: We thought it would be appropriate to share this sweet transatlantic love story from one of our long-term advertisers,; since it’s Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! As I write this, I am thousands of miles up in the air, traveling a familiar journey from the U.S to Europe. Show More Summary

David Bowie’s last recordings to be released on “No Plan” EP.

A few months ago, I wrote about how David Bowie wrote some of his last songs for a show called Lazarus, the unofficial musical sequel to The Man Who Fell to Earth, with Michael C. Hall of Six Feet Under and Dexter playing the role Bowie played in the original film. Show More Summary

Castles of England: Top 9 Castles in England To Visit On Your Next Trip

England possesses some of the world’s most beautiful castles. From the Normans to the Tudors, their builders wanted to use these fortresses as a place of defence, residence, displays of wealth, and shows of power. There are well over 1,500 castles in England, all in various states from ruins to perfectly intact. Show More Summary

The KLF announce a reunion… in book form, at least.

The KLF are one of the most fascinating Electronica acts to come out of Britain, having grown out of the mutual Illuminatus Trilogy obsession of two British men, one former A&R man and one artist and their committment to reinvigorating...Show More Summary

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