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Places for Inspiration: Five British Writers’ Museums To Visit for Literary Fans

Reading is one of the best, most relaxing activities one can do.  Of course, Britain has a massive wealth of literature and great writers stretching back hundreds of years.  With all the museums in the country, you can guarantee that...Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: The A-Z of British Slang (Song)

Alright, guvnor! Do you find yourself accidentally using British slang in everyday conversation? Perhaps you’ve always wondered what phrases like “How’s Your Father?”, “Blimey”, and “Gobsmacked” mean. If so, to keep your inner Brit fulfilled...Show More Summary

Great British Buildings – Old Trafford Stadium – Home of Manchester United

The largest club stadium in the United Kingdom, Old Trafford is home to Manchester United and has been since its completion in 1910.  At the turn of the century, the club played its matches on horrible pitches where the consistency of...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Adele claims she may never tour again

Well, as we all know, Adele was reluctant to tour for her latest album 25, but presumably, her love for her fans (and perhaps pressure from XL and/or Columbia to promote the record) helped her make it through. And now, with her Adele...Show More Summary

Doctor Who: Ten British Things that Doctor Who Explained For the World

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of the Anglotopia Magazine. Subscribe to the Anglotopia Print Magazine Today – a quarterly love letter to England.  As a British cultural institution, Doctor Who certainly makes a lot of cultural references that might go over the heads of Americans. Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Farewell Capaldi: Previewing Season 10

With The Pilot premiering this weekend it is clear that despite a lengthy sabbatical, The Doctor is back! Although the wait seemed painfully long, it is great to have new episodes to watch! Here’s a rundown of what may be in store for Season 10. Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: The Cast Previews Season 10 of Doctor Who

Saturday marks the long overdue return of Doctor Who to our airwaves. The return is a double-edged sword in that fans are thrilled to have the show back after such a long hiatus but bittersweet in that we will be saying goodbye to Peter Capaldi. Show More Summary

British Telly: Top Ten Classic British Dramas Exclusively on BritBox To Watch This Weekend

The United Kingdom makes so many great dramatic stories they could be considered part of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product.  Naturally, when the BBC and ITV come together to create a great streaming service like BritBox, you can expect...Show More Summary

Big Announcement: Unveiling the 2nd Edition of the Anglotopia Dictionary of British English – Pre-order Now!

This is something we have been working on for the last year or so and we can finally make the big reveal. We’re releasing the 2nd Edition of our popular British Slang Dictionary. Not only that, we’re releasing a special limited quantity signed Hardcover edition that will only be available for a limited time from us. Show More Summary

How to become part of two famous British sci-fi shows.

Before you ask, neither of the shows I’ll be talking about are Doctor Who, so I’ll give you a heads up. However, two shows that have brought up a non-negligible amount of interest here are offering people a chance of seeing it firsthand or even becoming part of the scenery. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about David and Victoria Beckham

Perhaps Britain’s no. 1 power couple after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he was a prominent football star and she was a chart-topping pop star when they met in 1997 after Victoria attended a Manchester United match.  With both of...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Black Sabbath to release “The End” documentary

As I write this, Black Sabbath’s final show is officially represented on Youtube by this clip: I (and I’m sure a lot of people on Youtube) think “surely Black Sabbath don’t think it’s a good idea to represent such a pivotal event with...Show More Summary

Know a Ruin: Hadrian’s Wall – The Roman Marvel in the North of England

The Romans came to Britain in 43 A.D. to make the Sceptred Isle part of their empire.  The Romans worked their way up Great Britain, getting as far as the Tyne-Solway Isthmus.  The forts in this area were then linked by a road that ran...Show More Summary

The Brit Travel Fiver – Five Beautiful Castles To Visit Still in Private Ownership

Once the strongest fortresses and most stately homes in Britain, castles tend to have some very expensive upkeep.  Some aristocratic families were unable to keep them up and let them fall into disrepair, while others sold or donatedShow More Summary

Ten Brilliant British Films You Can Stream on Netflix This Weekend

It can always be a pain to figure out what to watch, but fortunately, we’re here to help.  There is a wealth of great British films on Netflix that you can stream today if you’re signed up with their service.  No matter whether you’re...Show More Summary

The Beatles to reissue Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band for its 50th Anniversary.

It was fifty years ago today,/Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play./Ain’t never been out of smile,/and it’s guaranteed to raise a smile,/so may I introduce to you/the group we’ve loved for all these years/Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band! Well, that was obvious. Show More Summary

Brit Movies; One Anglophile’s Take on “This is England”

Nostalgia can be a very powerful force, highlights of an interesting time in the past, one that can easily draw an outsider in, but there’s also a dark side. The latest season of South Park tackled this theme, and so does Shane Meadows’ This is England. Show More Summary

Wales Uprising: The Fascinating Story of Owain Glyndwr

Known as “The Last Prince of Wales,” Owain Glyndwr led the last attempted rebellion against the English in the 15th Century.  Ironically enough, Owain was born during a time of peace between the English and the Welsh in 1354.  He was...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Huge News – Classic Doctor Who Comes to British Streaming Service BritBox!

One of the biggest concerns we heard about the launch of the new British Streaming TV service BritBox was that it didn’t have Doctor Who and that was a dealbreaker for many. From today, they have the first 30 years of Doctor Who! Well,...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Season 10 News, Matt Smith At Dragon Con, Nicola Bryant At WhoLanta, Chicago TARDIS, Big Finish Update

We are two weeks away from the new series, and there’s a pretty big going on. There’s a lot of news and speculation aunt what may happen, but one thing is certain, after a long wait it’s great to have The Doctor back! There is a lotShow More Summary

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