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Oasis reunite for an Eastenders episode… or do they?

EastEnders is one of the most popular shows in Britain. How popular is it? Well, its theme song is actually more recognisable than “God Save the Queen,” and, enough people watch it that as soon as every episode ends, the National Grid...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: The Ultimate 2016 British Film Preview – From Bridget Jones to the Harry Potter Spin-off

2015 was a big year for British themed cinema and in the coming year of 2016 there will be plenty of British films coming out to keep us Anglophiles entertained. So, we thought it would be helpful to put together a massive list of all...Show More Summary

Elementary: A Brief History of British Mystery Stories

Sherlock Homes, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and Father Brown are only a handful of the great detectives created by British authors.  One of the first mystery stories was T.A. Hoffman’s Mademoiselle de Scuderi, published in 1819.  This...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Downton Abbey, Sherlock and British Motors

It’s a new year and we have three beautiful brand new designs for you over at First up is a new tribute to Downton Abbey called Patmore House B&B (she dreams of opening a B&B in the new series). Next up is a tribute to Sherlock, which also returns to TV screens this weekend. Show More Summary

Watch the London New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2016 Here in Glorious HD

Watch as London rings in the New Year and Big Ben tolls for another great year. Happy New Year Everyone! The post Watch the London New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2016 Here in Glorious HD appeared first on

One Anglophile’s Take on Dinner For One; how a music hall sketch took Europe by storm

“The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?” “The same procedure as every year, James.” I have a confession to make: I am not only an Anglophile, but I’m also a fairly big Germanophile. I suppose part of it’s because of my GermanShow More Summary

Hogmanay: A Brief Guide to Scottish New Year’s Celebrations

Lots of places throw some pretty spectacular parties for New Year’s, but nothing compares to Hogmanay in Scotland.  While the exact origins are unclear, it is believed that the holiday was brought to the Scots by the Vikings, who like...Show More Summary

Guest Feature: 5 Can’t Miss National Trust Properties for the Whole Family For Your Next Trip

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’re members ourselves, and it’s a great resource on both sides of the Atlantic. Show More Summary

Great British Buildings: A Brief History of Salisbury Cathedral

Known officially as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Salisbury Cathedral is one of the most striking examples of architecture in Wiltshire and a major religious landmark in Southern England.  It is quite possibly theShow More Summary

Requiescat in Pace: Lemmy from Motorhead, 1945-2015.

I have a confession to make: I was never a big fan of Motorhead. I don’t have anything against the band, I just never got much of a chance to get into them. And, quite frankly, I’m beginning to regret it, because it looks like Lemmy, the brains, brawn, and the bass of the band, […] The post Requiescat in Pace: Lemmy from Motorhead, 1945-2015. appeared first on

Anglophile Alert: Win a Downton Abbey Themed Trip to Britain – USA ONLY!

The folks over at Cost Plus World Market are offering up the chance yet again to win a free Downton Abbey themed trip to Britain. Here are the prize details: GRAND PRIZE (1): A trip for winner and one (1) guest to London, England toShow More Summary

Shane MacGowan shows off his new teeth; calls it quits with the Pogues.

The saga of Shane McGowan’s new teeth was not something I expected to write about (not least because, until doing my first story about him, I didn’t know he and The Pogues were actually England born and bred). But, it looks like he’s...Show More Summary

A Brief Guide to the British Honours System – Know Your Knights and Dames

With the imminent arrival of the annual New Year’s Honours list, we thought it would be fun to explore the British Honours system and what exactly it means to be called a Sir or Dame or get an MBE or OBE. As with anything British, it...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Take Me To London and Brontë Sisters Tribute

This week over at Anglotees we have two fantastic new designs. First up is a new tribute to London travel called Take Me To London. Next up is a tribute to the literary dynasty that was the Brontë Sisters. Both designs are availableShow More Summary

Happy Christmas: The Queen’s 2015 Christmas Broadcast – Watch Inside

In this year’s broadcast, also known as ‘The Queen’s Speech’, Her Majesty reflects on the year’s events, and encourages us to be grateful ‘for all that brings light to our lives’. Happy Christmas to everyone from Anglotopia! The post Happy Christmas: The Queen’s 2015 Christmas Broadcast – Watch Inside appeared first on

Bohemian Rhapsody reinterpreted: a Ballet troupe, a string quartet, and a choir take on the Queen classic.

I listen to a lot of classical music. Of course, given that most of the composers I listen to are Germanic and, (especially at the moment), Russian, and that, as a result, I don’t often get a chance to cover news in the classical world. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to London a $3000 from Popchips – USA and Canada ONLY!

This is a Star Wars themed sweepstakes from the folks at Popchips offering up the chance to win a trip to London along with $3000 in spending money for the trip! This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only! Here are the prize...Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My Favorite Memories From Living in England – Nicole’s Final Dispatch from England

Editor’s Note: It’s with great sadness that this is Nicole’s final Dispatch with us. We’ve spent three year reading about her adventures in England and it’s been a great ride. We wish her and her family the best as they settle back into life in the USA. Show More Summary

Ray and Dave Davies finally reunite for a single song

When you’re as big a fan of classic rock as I am, you get used to the fact that you will never get to see many of your favourite acts live. Of course, the Beatles have been apart for 45 years, and they quit doing live concerts four years before then, and even then, they […] The post Ray and Dave Davies finally reunite for a single song appeared first on

Downton Abbey: Watch the Hilarious 2015 ITV Text Santa Downton Abbey Spoof Starring Downton Cast

Last year the world was taken by a storm as George Clooney starred in the Downton Abbey Text Santa charity spoof. The cast of Downton Abbey is back again with another hilarious spoof that combines Downton with some of ITV’s other famous shows (like the bleak Vera). Show More Summary

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