Guest Feature: “The Play’s The Thing” – Seeing a Preview of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet at the Barbican – SPOILERS!!!

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Editor's Note: While I know Hamlet is still currently in 'previews,' an Anglotopia reader had the chance to see the play and was kind enough to write about her experience for everyone. Thanks Ann K. McClellan! It’s a pretty well-known fact … [Read more...]

Dispatches from England: Following in Paddington Bear’s Shoes In London – A Paddington Tour of London

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Since the movie was released here in the UK in late November, Paddington Bear has been all the rage (at least among young children... the segment of the population I'm most familiar with!) Last month, my family thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the cinema … [Read more...]

Anglotopia Slow TV: Take a Thames River Cruise from Wesminster To Greenwich – Full Journey in HD – 41 Minutes

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There's a new trend in YouTube videos called Slow TV, where a camera is setup and then left to record a long journey. There's a popular video going around of a 9 hour train ride in Norway. Going through our archives, I remembered I recorded our the … [Read more...]

Kings Cross – A Secret History

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If you love Victorian architecture or industrial buildings, King's Cross is a treasure trove. The whole area was transformed by the arrival of the railway; it became a massive complex of buildings, many associated with the railway and the canal, like … [Read more...]

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

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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, the Red Phone … [Read more...]

Desktop Wallpaper: London Skyline from the View from the Shard – @shardview

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I've been making my way through the 2,000 or so pictures we took during our recent trip and this one immediately jumped out as one of my favorites. In fact it's now set as my desktop wallpaper. It was taken from the new View from the Shard, the views … [Read more...]