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.
The BBC has confirmed that two of Jodie Whittaker’s companions are leaving the series.
ViacomCBS broadcaster Channel 5 has confirmed that period veterinary drama All Creatures Great And Small will return for a second season.
US viewers will finally be able to watch The Trial of Christine Keeler next month.
The former Bayswater shopping centre, Whiteleys, is being transformed into a brand new luxury retail, dining and hotel complex.
Have fond memories of the ‘old’ Whiteleys shopping centre in the early 2000s. Bought a lot of books from the bookshop there and it’s where I discovered Muji. I miss it already. Oh well.
London is a city of constant change.
“If anyone can blast away the sheer rubbishness of 2020, it’s Captain Jack,” says showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Christmas might look different this year, but nothing can stop London from decking its proverbial halls. Here are the city’s best displays, in pictures.
Miss it this year so much. 🙁
Sky have announced their plans to release delayed British period drama movie To Olivia. Originally titled An Unquiet Life, the movie stars Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as novelist Roald Dahl and Keeley Hawes (The Durrells) as his American actress wife Patricia Neal.
It’s absolutely pouring at Knebworth House, but Martha Lytton Cobbold is not deterred. Umbrella up and wellies on, she’s ready for our pandemic-friendly stomp around the gardens.If you’ve been
This was the London of the second world war — and a virtual exhibition from TfL has the pictures to tell these remarkable stories.
We’ve got some brand new photos from Sky’s new TV movie about a young Roald
Event will take place over Zoom on November 29 and will be hosted by Kenneth Branagh.
The event is being put on to aid UK workers who have struggled during the pandemic. Tickets cost £45 and are limited. Proceeds are going to Acting for Others, of which Dench is president, which provides financial and emotional support for professionals in the theater biz.
Exciting news this morning, from US Tolkien publishers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: a previously unseen collection of Tolkien’s writings about Middle-earth will be published June 2021. HereR…
The fourth season of The Crown stretches from May 1979, when Margaret Thatcher is elected Britain’s first female prime minister, to Christmas 1990, shortly after she has been drummed out of office
Dawn French will reprise her role as vicar Geraldine Grainger for three special lockdown shows.
With formal events and travel canceled, the tradition-bound tailors are gently embracing technology — and finding leverage on their landlords.
In these grey cold days, I get a powerful urge to seek refuge in a cosy corner of an old snug and settle down for the rest of the day. Since all the pubs are shut, I must take consolation in this selection of attractive options from the popular magazine Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.
I miss London so much.
Our top ‘postbox’ walks take visitors to the most beautiful sections of St Helena’s coastline, and showcase the best of the island’s scenery.
Over 40 beloved British movies are free to watch on Google Maps, if you can find them. The Google Maps movies include Shaun of the Dead, Skyfall, and more.
.Steve Coogan and Philomena co-writer Jeff Pope have written The Lost King, a movie about the unlikely real-life discovery of King Richard III’s remains.
This is very good! And fascinating!
A look at how the British Airways network has fared this autumn, based on Flightradar24 data from September and October. What effect will lockdown have?
The 1950s see post-war economic growth. Queen Elizabeth II is coronated in 1953 – it’s broadcast live across the kingdom, making home television sets
Rich in history, the Grade II-listed building near York has been unused for decades
Although they were taken only thirty years ago, these photographs by Mark Jackson & Huw Davies preserved in the archive at Bishopsgate Institute, seem now to be images from the eternal night of history – with fleeting figures endlessly running, fetching and carrying, pushing barrows from the flaring lights out into the velvet blackness, where a bonfire burns beneath the great tower of Christ Church, Spitalfields, looming overhead.
Sally Sparrow’s fate could have been quite different.
The OS Flying Team were prepared for change in 2020 as they were moving base and flying in new aircraft, but Covid-19 had a bigger impact. Find out how.
Repeated attempts to transform it have failed – because it’s said the repair job would be too expensive
How did the British become so blinkered about their nation’s imperial history?
Lucy Worsley is sitting in front of a bookcase in her London flat and not in her office at Hampton Court Palace. This is because of government guidelines on working from home if you possibly can, and
It’s a good interview! Love Lucy!
Joseph Haydn’s ‘String trio in C major’ of 1766 paired with a painting by François-Hubert Drouais. Created only a couple of years apart in the 1760s, here we both hear and see everything in its right place; the precision and balance typical of chamber music of the period paired with an immaculate image of perfection that is Madame de Pompadour with her embroidery: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/st… With the Gallery closed to the public for the first time in its 196-year history, we collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra to showcase art and music with a nod to Dame Myra Hess.
German actress Alicia von Rittberg has landed the title role in Becoming Elizabeth, Starz’s eight-episode drama series chronicling the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.Created by playwright Anya Reiss, Becoming Elizabeth centers on young Elizabeth Tudor (Rittberg), an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown.
“There are two forces lining up to battle… We need to find the subtle knife.”
It’s been revealed when the new version of All Creatures Great and Small begins in
George III may never have left the south of England during nearly 60 years on the throne, but that did not stop him amassing a large collection of maps of the wider world.Armchair travellers of the
This year many buildings found themselves unable to open their doors to the public as in previous years. We decided that it was the perfect opportunity to bring them to more people than ever by creating short film tours presented by the experts that live and work in them. Since July, Open House has been shooting these short films in a spectacular range of locations including manor houses, embassies, public lidos and tower blocks, recreating the intimate behind the scenes experiences and anecdotes that make Open House building visits so memorable.
Source: Films – landing page — Open City
This is great!
A geographer wants to help people find their feet by mapping the best routes to walk between towns.
Photography has long been banned in Westminster Abbey, but they have finally joined the other major cathedrals in London, and relaxed the ban.
This is great news!
The show must go on.
Oxford Street’s famous Christmas lights will be switched on, on Monday 2 November.
This year, the 27 LED light curtains which run the length of the shopping street — and debuted last Christmas — will display a ‘heartwarming poem’, according to Oxford Street’s PR team. The poem will celebrate London itself, as well as people across the country who’ve shown ‘incredible acts of care, kindness and support ‘ this year.
The UK may be small, but it has nearly 20,000 miles of coastline (though exact totals vary based on how you measure it). Given the small, dense nature of the
From the team behind WC Clapham.
The painting of Sarah Forbes Bonetta is part of an English Heritage project
The new remake of “All Creatures Great and Small” has an official premiere date! The series, which looks every bit as warm and heartwarming as we all probably need right now, will officially debut on PBS’s Masterpiece, beginning Sunday, January 10, 2021.
Folks, it’s really, really good!
The Postal Museum reopens this month
The book belongs to a British expat who posted it to auctioneers wrapped in a tea towel.
There are picture-worthy spots around every corner in London. Ahead of London Cocktail Week, we’ve rounded up the prettiest bars in the city.