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Filed Under:Local Interest / England
Posts on Regator:6192
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Brit TV News: PBS to Air National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage

  Coming together to celebrate the birthday of The National Theatre of Great Britain the best actors Britain has to offer will perform selected scenes from 50 years of the theatre’s archives. Directed by the National Theatre’s current...Show More Summary

Video: History of the London Red Phone Box

Here’s a segment about the Red Phone Box from a lovely little show that aired many years ago called Disappearing London hosted by Suggs (from Madness). I’m sharing this segment because it gives a little bit of history behind the iconic London Red Phone Box that is actually very interesting. Show More Summary

Introducing The Royal Oak Foundation – For American Fans of the English National Trust – Discount for Anglotopia Readers

Editor’s Note: For those that don’t know, Americans can support the National Trust in England and gain free entry to all their properties by joining the Royal Oak Foundation. We joined a few months ago for our last trip and can’t wait to take advantage of it. Show More Summary

Brit Music: “Stones too old for long tours” says Charlie Watts.

If you’ve been following the Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary tours, you may have noticed they’ve been performing more or less in short spurts. Well, as it turns out, there’s a reason for that, and Charlie Watts explained it; they’re too old for much more. Show More Summary

Earth Station Who Episode 61 – Resurrection of the Daleks

The ESW crew travels back 30 years to one of the only 5th Doctor stories to feature the tin terrors and their creator, Davros. Mike, Mike, the Phantom Troublemaker, and Shiksa dodge armed policemen, Kaled mutant creatures, Dalek andShow More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted: Weird British Crime IV

I currently have a glut of strange crime news, so, in honour of the third season finale of Sherlock, I suppose I should cover some more crime stories from Britain. The Case of the Cataract-Heavy Car Chaser. I have definitely covered this story before; well, not exactly. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: More Charming British Traditions

Awhile back, I wrote about some of the traditions or cultural differences I had noticed upon first moving here that I found really charming and quintessentially “British.”  I said I’d do some follow up posts in the future with more of my observations, and so I’ve been keeping a list. Show More Summary

Guest Feature: A Day Traveling the Real Life Monopoly Board… in London

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Anne Marie Clarke from Across the Pond Vacations and Emily Dunford, University of Warwick. We arrived in the chill of the capital at 8am. Our first stop… Euston Road. We found a road sign within...Show More Summary

British Landscapes Photography: Exploring Norfolk’s Windmills

Although to date we are having a very mild winter here in the UK we have just had the wettest January for 250 years along with some very destructive high winds and tides. This as made me recall the many windmills and wind pumps thatShow More Summary

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 7 February 2014

Londonist Out Loud a podcast about London news, views, and oddities from London, UK. Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf. (free on iTunes/ Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London, as recently recommended by The Telegraph. Show More Summary

Great British Art: The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse

  Since the last work of British art we posted was so popular, we’ll make it a regular thing. Today we present The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse painted in 1888. The work is a representation of a scene from Alfred, LordShow More Summary

Video: London Calling by The Clash – Inspiration for Our Latest T-Shirt

Probably my favorite song about London – London Calling by The Clash. It’s also part of the inspiration for our latest t-shirt at Anglotees – London Calling! What’s your favorite song about London? Get the shirt here: -...Show More Summary

Anglotees: New T-Shirt Live – London Calling – Tribute to the Red Phone Box

A few weeks ago we did a t-shirt based around the iconic London Routemaster Red Bus and that inspired us to create a new t-shirt based around another London icon – the Red Phone Box. Despite being phased out in the age of mobile phones,...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Look at A Long Way Down – Starring Pierce Brosnan

Here’s the first look at the upcoming film A Long Way Down about 4 people who meet as they all attempt suicide and make an interesting pact to live. It’s based on the acclaimed novel by Nick Hornby. The movie stars: Pierce Brosnan, Aaron...Show More Summary

Guest Feature: Guide to the The London Property Market – There is No MLS in the UK

It’s one of the biggest hassles and most frequently asked questions by clients of London Relocation: “There is no MLS system in the property market in London so how do I find a good agent who will work for me?” While moving to London...Show More Summary

Susan Boyle Applies for Part-time Minimum wage job

As a recent college graduate, I know all too well that it can be difficult to find a decently-paying job. So, you can imagine my surprise when I found that Susan Boyle decided to apply for a minimum wage job as a cashier at Ladbrokes. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Postman Pat Movie Trailer Released

One of Anglotopia Jr’s favorite TV shows while we were in Britain over Christmas was Postman Pat so he’ll be delighted to see that there’s a Postman Pat movie coming out this year and we have the first look. The movie features a host of stars. Show More Summary

Foyle’s War: First Set Picture from the Next Series

As we reported a few weeks ago, Foyle’s War is returning for a new series and it’s currently filming in Liverpool. The producers have released the first set picture giving us a peak at the next series. Stars Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle...Show More Summary

Anglotees: Last Call – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy Our T-shirt God Save The Tea!

Last Call – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy! God Save The Tea! By far our favorite part of British culture (other than the television) is sitting back with a nice cup of tea. Tea makes everything better. It has a long and interesting history...Show More Summary

Great British Art: The Hay Wain by John Constable

I thought it would be nice to start sharing some of our favorite British Art on this site. The first painting I’m sharing is my all time favorite and it’s called The Hay Wain by John Constable. It is perhaps, the most famous painting...Show More Summary

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