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This video is pretty amazing. Sixty years ago, the BBC filmed a train journey from London to Brighton, squeezed into just four minutes. Thirty years ago, they did it again. Now they are bringing it up to date, to see how much has changed – and how much is still the same. Show More Summary
Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho is a tale of the modern world gone horribly wrong, with lots of murder, insanity, and product placement. It frequently reaches lists of “the most disturbing books ever” for reasons Jonathan will never...Show More Summary
This is not a fuzzy, warm, lighthearted recounting of the delightful ways, according to Terry Eagleton, that the United States and Britain are different. In Across the Pond: An Englishman’s View of America, we get roasted pretty harshly– ALOT. Show More Summary
In this segment, Rick Steves experiences the local Christmas traditions of Bath and London, England, from choirs and caroling, to mince pie, Father Christmas, and more. Very good video! Sadly our itinerary won’t take us near Bath until after New Year’s so we’ll miss the Christmas market. Show More Summary
An English Christmas Trip – Covent Garden Christmas Tree – Taken this past Monday. The post An English Christmas Trip – Covent Garden Christmas Tree appeared first on Anglotopia.net.
Visit Scotland is offering up the chance to win an amazing trip to Scotland. Here are the prize details: The prize is for two people (1) winner will receive the prize and the winner will be able to choose one travel companion to accompany them on the trip. Show More Summary
In entertainment, especially in music, never expect retirement announcements to stick until the person in question is dead. I’m thinking of calling this Elton’s Law, probably because he’s retired and come back more times than I can count in the past 35 years. Show More Summary
For as long as I can remember, the movie Love Actually has been my favorite holiday film. I’m guessing that if you’re a reader of Anglotopia, you’ve probably seen it too. If you haven’t, please stop reading this post and go and watch it immediately. Show More Summary
I love British History. I love Legos. A recent compilation of images on Gizmodo has combined these two wonderful things. And the result is amazing. Check them out in the gallery below. Source. The post History: British History as Told Through the Beautiful Art of Lego Building appeared first on Anglotopia.net.
British Airways is introducing more choice and benefits for customers as it extends the number of routes operated by its new aircraft and increases frequencies for summer 2014 (from March 30). British Airways now has three A380s and four 787s. Show More Summary
This week, we chat about the relentless holiday parties that are typical of the the season; then we ponder the tough World Cup draws we both got. We also discuss “minced oaths,” the creative ways both our cultures avoid saying rude words. Show More Summary
I don’t normally like to share these infographics but this one is rather fun. It was made to commemorate The World’s End being released on DVD and it’s topic is the Great British Pub. Check it out: The post Infographic: The World’s End – Everything You’ve Wanted to Know about the Great British Pub appeared first on Anglotopia.net.
If there is one thing that the British do very well at Christmas it is television specials. Aside from watching the Queen’s speech, which most Brits consider to be background entertainment, Brits tune in at Christmas to watch a a lengthier one-off version of their favorite show. Show More Summary
Following on from last month’s post and seeing as it seems to have been a popular topic I thought I would take you on another trip to see a few more castles. We’ll start in north east England on Holy island and Lindsfarne Castle. Sited...Show More Summary
Here’s something you probably don’t know about me: I am on the autism spectrum. So, as you might imagine, when I was trawling the NME newsfeed, the headline “Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger’s Syndrome” would certainly pique my interest. Show More Summary
This is from a couple months ago, but I thought it was worth sharing. The Prince of Wales, Royal Patron of The Dylan Thomas 100 Festival, has recorded one of his favourite Dylan Thomas poems, ‘Fern Hill’, to mark National Poetry Day....Show More Summary
Ever since we decided to spend Christmas in England this year, our minds have been focused on all the things we’re looking forward to most while we celebrate our favorite time of the year in our favorite place in the world. This post...Show More Summary
This is fun so I thought it was worth sharing. Exactly how much would it cost to live at 221b Baker Street in London? Confused.com has done the math. Brought to you by Confused.com The post Sherlock: How Much Would it Cost to Live at 221B Baker Street? appeared first on Anglotopia.net.
I’m a bit of an airplane buff so I really enjoyed this documentary about the amazing Vulcan bombing raid that took place during the Falklands War. This gripping film tells the humorous yet heroic story of how a crumbling, Cold-War era...Show More Summary
Love Actually is our favorite Christmas movie in Anglotopia Towers. It’s also surprising to realize that it’s been 10 years since the film was released. Some rather clever folks have created a trailer for Love Actually 2, using footage that the actors have been in since the movie came out. Show More Summary