New Weekly Series: Great British Houses – Everything You Need to Know about Chatsworth House in Derbyshire

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The are many grand and remarkable houses in England that have been a part of British history for years. They are a must-see in any tourist itinerary or for those who wish to get away from the normal bustle of their daily life. Located along the … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Britain 101 – Understanding How the British Write Dates, Weeks and Measure Things Differently from an Expat

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As a Briton happily marooned in Minnesota, land of 10,000 wind-swept ice-bound lakes, my mind often turns to the minutiae of the differences between the United Kingdom and the United States. We all know that I say ‘tomatoh’, and you say ‘tomayto’, … [Read more...]

Introducing a New UK Tour Company: Britain Your Way Tours isn’t for everyone … but it might be the perfect solution for you – $100 off for Anglotopia Readers

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I’m Sheila Stone and I love to travel.  I’ve done a lot of traveling independently but know there’s a downside to going it alone. For one thing, it can get lonely; there’s no one to share the experience with. For another thing, it can get costly; … [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...]

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – Brilliant Britain – Our Tribute to the Places that Make Britain Great!

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When our regular designer Malcolm showed us this design, we knew we had to go with it immediately. Brilliant Britain – this shirt conjures up some of the most beautiful places in Britain. These places are overlaid on top of a vintage looking Union … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Brit Food – 10 Delicious British Dishes Every Anglophile Should Know About – What’s Your Favorite?

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British food has been accused of being boring and bland but dedicated Anglophiles know better. This article is a list of 10 British dishes every Anglophile should know about. Whether it’s their interesting story, their plain deliciousness, their … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Top 10 Most Swoon-worthy Scenes from British Films and TV Shows – Which One is Your Favorite?

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In our fast-paced, often violent and sometimes cynical world, we should remember that LOVE makes the world go ‘round.  Take a moment and you’ll see that love is everywhere, from the cute couple walking down the street holding hands, to the … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Top Ten Things to do in Newcastle and the North East England from a Local

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When I first told my friends that I was moving away from the town I grew up in, just North of London,  to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England, the looks of horror and comments along the lines of "Do they even have electricity there?" … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: A Journey To the Top 10 Favorite English Cathedrals – Which is Your Favorite?

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The United Kingdom is a country with great beauties, both natural and man-made. Among the man-made ones, you can certainly include its cathedrals. When you look at the map, you’ll find them scattered everywhere, so it’s rather difficult to choose ten … [Read more...]

Do You Know Your GCSE’s from your Primary School? An Anglophile’s Guide to the British Education System

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As a native Brit (albeit one who travels to the US regularly) I often get frustrated when I read American articles which describe children according to which grade they are in. It seems standard to say, “a promising ninth-grader” or “a third grade … [Read more...]

Brit Slang: 5 English Words and Phrases That Crop Up During The World Cup Every Anglophile Should Know

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After another disappointing World Cup exit for the England football team, there are now plenty of words and phrases usually so prevalent during the World Cup that will, for better or worse, not feature for the remainder of the tournament. For the … [Read more...]