This website is an offshoot of Anglotopia.net. This is a continuous feed of cool British/London/England things that I come across on the web that just don’t justify a post on Anglotopia.net. I also now work a full-time job and have much less time to share things on Anglotopia, so this is a way for me to quickly share cool British things with our followers. It will be updated several times a day as I have time. You can subscribe, follow, like, comment, etc. It’s like our Twitter or Facebook feeds, but we control it.
Today’s Boat Race is being contested on an isolated stretch of the Great Ouse in the Cambridgeshire Fens to discourage onlookers, but next year it could have Big Ben as a backdrop and an audience of
Take it slow in some of the country’s best rural villages and market towns.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media will publish a brand-new edition of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien that, for the the first time since its publication in 1954, will feature paintings, drawings and sketches by the author, in the U.S. on October 19, 2021.
Deb Brody, HMH’s VP and Publisher, says: ‘Professor Tolkien is known the world over for his literary and academic achievements, most especially as author of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and the critically acclaimed and worldwide bestselling The Lord of the Rings.
1. Discover the Forest of Bowland It’s the connoisseur’s alternative to the Yorkshire Dales, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) comprising the same stone walls and sylvan valleys
Running a British TV site, there are certain questions we get that come up over and over again. Most of this article will be old news for the “advanced
The banknote will enter circulation on 23 June – Alan Turing’s birthday – and will be made of polymer.
Not that many people will ever actually SEE a £50 note. They’re rare in circulation and the joke is that only drug dealers and money launderers will see them. I’ve only seen them a few times myself in 20 years of travel (it’s like paying with a $100 bill in the USA).
Aer Lingus confirmed on Wednesday that it will be launching direct, nonstop flights from Manchester to the United States and the Caribbean. In total, the Irish carrier will launch four transatlantic flights from Manchester to New York, Boston, Orlando and Barbados. As of 29 July, Aer Lingus will launch its first-ever transatlantic service from Manchester …
As London prepares to ease out of lockdown, museums, galleries and music venues are starting to come out of hibernation, and across our theatres, the lights will soon flicker back on. Here is a glimpse of what’s on in London after lockdown 2021, including some
In the 1970s, Radio Times photographer Don Smith went on set to record the making of the classic sitcom.
The royal family has been saved the potential awkwardness of appearing together at Trooping the Colour as it has been cancelled for the second year in a row.The annual parade to mark the Queen’s
A three-part horror film series starring the historic Queen Mary and its haunted history is set to begin filming in Long Beach and London in April.
The first movie, dubbed “The Queen Mary,” is slated to release at the end of 2021 or in early 2022, according to developer and producer Brett Tomberlin, co-founder of Imagination Design Works, one of the production companies involved with the project.
Community groups and local councils can buy telephone boxes for just £1 and convert them in new and inventive spaces for locals!
A photography series capturing the melancholy beauty.
EXCLUSIVE: Insiders reveal filming will start as soon as Covid rules allow, with all the main cast believed to be on board
It’s been posited that, outside Jesus and Shakespeare, no one has been quoted more often than Winston Churchill. The reason for the enduring cultural ubiquity of Churchillisms is two-fold. First, the canon from which they can be distilled is simply huge. Over his lifetime, Churchill penned forty-four books and many thousands of articles, speeches, memos, […]
A team of electrical technicians made the discovery while moving an electrical pole in Monmouthshire.
The most unlikely beauty influencer of 2020? That would be Sir Winston Churchill.
The most scenic view in London can be found atop Primrose Hill, according to the results of a new survey to find the UK’s favourite views.
The widow of a successful industrialist turned her inherited fortune towards the creation of one of Britain’s greatest libraries: The John Rylands Library, Manchester. Steven Brindle explains the story of her foundation and admires the library’s architectural splendour, with photographs by Will Pryce.
Years of archaeological research now suggest that Neolithic Britons lugged massive elements of the iconic monument from far-flung reaches of the island.
If you’ve been binging on the likes of Bridgerton these past few months, then you probably have the desire to put on your best clothes and run through the corridors of an old stately home.
The British Highway Code – ‘…a guide to the proper use of the highway and a code of good manners…’ – celebrates the 90th anniversary of its first publication in 2021.
“It’s a massive kick in the willy.” That’s how Nick Frost has described Amazon Prime Video’s decision to cancel his comedy Truth Seekers.
‘Downton Abbey’ Sequel Film Edges Closer
One of the worst kept secrets in the UK biz is closer to becoming a reality, as Carnival Films gears up to shoot a sequel Downton Abbey feature in the coming weeks. Hugh Bonneville told BBC Radio 2 today that planets are aligning on the second film. “There is certainly the intention to do it. We would love to do it, we are desperate to do it, and I think it’s the sort of pleasurable release of a movie like the first one was, that audiences would enjoy after all of this mess we have been through,” he said. Bonneville’s comments come as the Daily Mail reported that legendary French actress Nathalie Baye is joining the cast to give the aristocratic drama a Gallic twist.
Over the Garden Wall creator Patrick McHale is developing Redwall Netflix feature film and TV series adaptations of the beloved Brian Jacques books.
Six of the most spectacular railways in Scotland, from the world-famous West Highland Line to day trips from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Hundreds of pictures taken decades ago in the Shetland Islands, off northern Scotland, were saved from being thrown away. Now, they are finding new life online.
EXCLUSIVE: The Gilded Age cast continues to grow. Julian Fellowes’ HBO period drama has added four actors Sullivan Jones, Linda Emond, Michel Gill and Ward Horton – as recurring guest stars J…
A “team member” tested positive for the virus, leading Warner Bros to shut down the shoot.
Oh no. How will we endure this extra wait for another mediocre sequel?
The BBC and PBS are co-producing a series in which Lucy Worsley will attempt to shed light on history’s biggest unsolved mysteries.
The BBC and Warner Bros-owned Twenty Twenty have postponed production on David Olusoga’s hit history series A House Through Time.
Darn. One of the best history shows in recent years!
A brand new London Underground-style map, known as the Greenground Map, shows you all of the city’s parks, green spaces and waterways for you to explore.
As the 19th century draws to a close, London is beset by the “Touched” people, mostly women, who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities — some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of — well, pretty much all the forces — to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.
This looks interesting!
It’s almost here! After five years of research and development, JetBlue is finally ready to show off its next-generation business-class product, launching soon on flights to Europe and within the U.S. Each new business-class seat will offer a sliding door, and every cabin will feature two versions of the new product. First, the airline’s extra-spacious …
The Cranebank centre, near Heathrow, was used to train some 17,000 cabin crew and 4,000 pilots, equipping them for emergencies on its Boeing 737 simulator.
The Elizabeth Line, a more expensive feat of engineering than the Channel Tunnel, is over budget and beset by delays, but is making up for lost time to open by Christmas, months earlier than expected
The Lamb & Flag played host to Graham Greene and CS Lewis and inspired Thomas Hardy. Its closure is a loss to British cultural history
I weep for how Britain will be changed when travelers are finally able to return…
If you’re looking for stand-up comedy laughs with a British sensibility, we’ve got a list of comedy panel shows you might want to try!
Lionsgate has released The Courier trailer, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as an ordinary British businessman who gets recruited to spy on the KGB.
Originally set for release last year, Six Minutes to Midnight now has a release date and a trailer. The new period drama movie stars Judi Dench (Casino Royale), James D’Arcy (Broadchurch), Jim Broadbent (War and
This looks interesting!
THE SUN might be out in Weymouth and other parts of Dorset, but for some, it’s a completely different picture.
A Harry Potter live-action TV series is in early development at HBO Max. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that executives at the WarnerMedia-backed streamer have engaged in multiple conversations with potential writers exploring various ideas that would bring the beloved property to television. Sources say broad ideas have been discussed as part of the early-stage exploratory meetings.
Frankly, I’m not surprised. There’s plenty they could do!
Regency London as you’ve, erm, never seen it before.
Sony-backed Eleventh Hour Films has signed up The Crown star Lesley Manville to lead the cast of its PBS/BritBox series Magpie Murders.
For those not familiar with Horowitz – Foyle’s War was his creation.
This will be good!
The “exciting news” about Bridgerton that Netflix teased on Tuesday became a reality this morning with the long-expected second-season renewal.
It was pretty much a sure thing.
More Bridgerton coming.
One of the resident birds at the Tower of London is feared to have died. Legend says at least six must be kept there, or the nation will fall.
Travel the world through this new crop of virtual experiences, from online guide walks to film festivals, wine-tasting to birdwatching