Guest Long Read: Victorian Spooks – Charles Dickens and the Art of a Good Ghost Story

A ghostly 19th-century illustration

It’s that time of year again – time to round up your fainthearted friends, flick off the lights and frazzle their nerves with the best ghost story you can muster. But before you shine a flashlight up your face and start bleating out another generic … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Goodwood House – The Home of the Festival of Speed With a Fascinating History


Goodwood house is primarily a 19th century regency style palace that has gone through a series of major remodels and extensions since the year 1600. With an art collection that has its origins in the Royal house of Stuart and famously unusual and … [Read more...]

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy the British Slang Bus Bling and the Mind the Gap Reprint!


Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL - Just 24 Hours Left to Buy the British Slang Bus Blind Our tribute to our favorite British English words and phrases. This shirt has been very popular! Available in men's, women's, v-neck, long sleeve, hoodie and tote … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Reviews: Blandings, Series 2 by Acorn Media


  If you are a fan of quintessential British humour, look no further than Blandings: Series 2. Actually, you should look no further than Series 1 first, but that’s an entirely different review –thankfully it’s one you can find on Anglotopia! … [Read more...]

Sunday Photo: A Lovely Shot of the Golden Afternoon Sun on Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset For Your Desktop Wallpaper


This is my favorite picture from our last trip to England. We stayed on Gold Hill, located in Shaftesbury, Dorset in Updown Cottage - the white cottage in the center - for the Christmas holidays and had a lovely time. Every day I waited for the light … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Chartwell – The Beloved Home of Sir Winston Churchill – The Home That Was His Daily Inspiration


The family home of Sir Winston Churchill for most of his adult life, Chartwell is a museum and shrine to the man who led Great Britain to victory during the Second World War. Now a National Trust property, Chartwell is an understated Victorian … [Read more...]