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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Anglophile Zen: New Anglotopia Video – 1 Hour Journey Along the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Heritage Railway – Cotswolds

When I was in England this past summer for my trip to Oxford, I shot tons of video and I’ve finally had the time to start going through it and editing together some videos. First up is one I’m really excited about. It’s a 1 hours journey along the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Show More Summary

It’s Here! John Lewis Christmas Ad 2017 – Moz The Monster

The British Christmas holiday season doesn’t start properly until the retailer John Lewis releases their much vaunted Christmas advert and their latest short film was released today. Check it out below – it’s not a tear-jerky as in the past but it’s still touching and fun. The post It’s Here! John Lewis Christmas Ad 2017 – Moz The Monster appeared first on

Anglotopia Imports Alert: New Products Live – Custom Wentworth Jigsaw Puzzles – Gold Hill, Churchill, Paintings and More!

  We’ve been working on this for quite some time and we’re really excited about it.  Exclusive to Anglotopia we’ve commissioned three custom puzzles from Wentworth Puzzles, a company based in Wiltshire, England that specializes in making beautiful wooden puzzles. Show More Summary

Harry Styles vs. the Kiwi

Harry Styles’ “Kiwi” is an excellent song;  a hard-rocking number with some lyrics which, though they might not seem like much at first glance, prove to be fascinating in their ambiguity (seriously, see the Genius annotations of theShow More Summary

The Repat Report: Five Things a Brit in Britain Should Know About (Apparently)

As I mentioned in my maiden post, as a recent born-again Brit, I’m still making a fool of myself on a regular basis. Sometimes I accidentally use an American word; a crime which brings on the most severe form of British punishment – withering sarcasm. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: The Crown – Season 2 New Official Trailer Released

Netflix has released a new official trailer for season 2 of The Crown and also confirmed the launch date which will be December 8th, 2017. We loved the first season of The Crown so we are very excited about the new season. Season 2 will start with the Suez Crisis and go into the 1960’s. Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: A Guide to the British Cultural Landscape – Excerpt from Britain Explained by Martin Upham

Editor’s Note: We have a special treat today, we’re able to share a chapter from the fantastic new book Britain Explained by Martin Upham. This chapter is about the cultural landscape in Britain – TV, media, film, art, museums, etc.Show More Summary

Christmas 2017: M&S Christmas TV Advert Released Starring Paddington – Grab the Tissues

And so begins the battle of the tearjerker Christmas advertisements in Britain. First up is Marks and Spencer who have hired Paddington Bear for their advert this year. Check it out below – it’s lovely: John Lewis, who usually win the...Show More Summary

Contest Alert: Win a Copy of The Crown: The Official Companion by Robert Lacey

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a giveaway so it’s time to have a new one. We’ve been given three copies of The Crown: The Official Companion by Robert Lacey to giveaway to Anglotopia readers. This visual companion is a great book to have if you’re a fan of the hit Netflix show The Crown. Show More Summary

Telly Streaming: Coming to BritBox in November – Churchill, Idris Elba, I’m a Celebrity, Comedies, Live Events and MORE!

From this month forward, we will be publishing a list of what’s new and coming to BritBox that that particular month, the British TV streaming service available in the USA. They’re constantly adding new shows so we thought it would be...Show More Summary

The (Royal) Pretenders – The Stuart Dynasty after King James II

The reign of King James II was the one that brought the Stuart Dynasty to an end in Britain.  A convert to Catholicism, James became more politically active in the conflicts between that sect of Christianity and the Anglican sect that...Show More Summary

A New Way to Follow Anglotopia – Telegram – You’re In Control

We’ve set up a new way for you to follow Anglotopia. We’ve done this in response to our declining reach on Facebook. We have lots of followers there and they, along with us, are very frustrated that Facebook is hiding our posts from them. Show More Summary

The Beatles to re-release their Christmas records

Fans of The Beatles may be familiar with one of their rarer sets of records. Starting in 1963, the Fab Four’s fanbase was multiplying at an alarming rate (and things would only get worse after 1964, where their appearance on the Ed Sullivan...Show More Summary

Top Ten of the Best British Sweets – Which One is Your Favo(u)rite?

Candy is certainly a popular treat around Halloween, and as children go door to door in their fancy dress costumes in the States, they can expect anything from M&M’s to those strange orange peanuts no one wants.  While this practiceShow More Summary

Very Rare Beatles album to be auctioned

A very rare Beatles record is coming up for auction. No, it doesn’t contain any music that even the most obsessive Beatlemaniacs have already heard, but the circumstances of its provenance are very unique indeed. Beatles fans may probably...Show More Summary

Spooky Britain: Ten of the Most Allegedly Haunted Places in the United Kingdom

This month we’re examining some of the spookiest places in Britain leading up to Halloween.  Besides the most haunted castles and places in London, we’re looking at other places throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland...Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Black Mirror Series 3 (Part 2)

Finally, we reach the second half of the big Black Mirror Series 3 Retrospective. And, prepare yourselves, because two of the episodes I’m covering are really thought-provoking and will require a lot of text. So, to quote Stanley Unwin...Show More Summary

Telly Steaming: Top 10 Royal Documentaries To Watch On BritBox

An institution unbroken for generations, the Royal Family is a subject of fascination to people both in the United Kingdom and the United States (and the great Commonwealth.  For those who wish to indulge their royal curiosity, there...Show More Summary

Royal Blood releases a bizarre new music video

I first discovered Royal Blood a year or two ago (probably closer to two); the band immediately got my attention for their unusual lineup: a bassist, a drummer, and nobody else. And it doesn’t sound that minimal, either: thanks to the...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Imports: New Products LIVE! Splashmaps – Beautiful Silk-like Maps of London, Yorkshire, Lake District and More!

Anglotopia Imports is back! This time we have a special round of products from Splashmaps in the UK. Splashmaps are maps of Britain that have been printed on a wonderful, soft light-weight and beautiful satin material that’s perfect for stowing in your bag or wearing as a fashion accessory. Show More Summary

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