JetBlue has maintained plans to launch transatlantic flights from London from late 2021, in spite of COVID-19.
Lungs is returning to the Old Vic in June, as Claire Foy and Matt Smith partake in London’s first socially distanced theatre show.
Don’t pack away your Union Jack flags yet! The Proms will still be going ahead this year with Last Night of the Proms broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall,
All tours and other non-essential visits extended until at least 1 September 2020.
The current suspension of all tours, Education Centre visits and other non-essential visits has been extended until at least 1 September 2020.
No new paid-for tour bookings are being accepted. We are currently cancelling existing bookings and issuing refunds for tours up to 31 August 2020. We will keep this cancellation period under review.
Two Roads has acquired the wartime diaries of Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter, Mary, following a three-way auction.
This will definitely be worth reading when it comes out next year!
The clouds of mystery around Harry Potter’s “birthplace” have finally been swept aside — by a very authoritative source.Over the years shops, cafes and pubs have all claimed to have had a role in the
Our City Together is a new digital programme from several huge City of London cultural institutions, including the Museum of London, the Barbican and the London
Hugh Bonneville and co reprised their characters from the hit sitcom for a new clip
Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen have signed up for BBC lockdown comedy Staged.
This 1914 map of the London transit system was no mere navigation tool but rather a playful scene full of jokes, puns, and all sorts of delightful fun.
The National Gallery has snapped up three 18th century portraits – although closed doors means they cannot yet be viewed in person. The three paintings are Jean-Etienne Liotard’s The Lavergne Family
Lots of great talks and they’re all free!
The current plan for the reopening of London’s museums and galleries contains more grey areas than the concrete staircase at Switch House. Essentially, there is
Looks like the answer is “don’t know” but “probably July.”
Have you ever gone to a gallery to gaze at a famous painting, and only managed to see a sliver of the canvas through the crowd? That’s usually the case when goi
This is great.
You can also see a ton of great British at our new website SeeBritish.Art!
Rolling with the times like the rest of us, Stonehenge will live stream the summer solstice celebrations this year in response to the global pandemic.
On today’s show: Angola 76 owner is resolute following planning refusal | Shaftesbury tip reopens on Monday with new rules | Woman comes forward following Breach Lane dog bite appeal | The nursery …
Finally had a chance to listen to this. We’re mentioned about 18 minutes in – thanks for the shout out @ListenToAlfred and @UpdownCottage. Worth a listen. We will return to Updown Cottage as soon as it’s feasible. Hopefully in 2021.
BritBox says it is going to house the most “comprehensive” collection of Agatha Christie adaptations in North America after inking a deal with the estate of the British author. The streaming service, which is operated by ITV and the BBC, has added to its existing catalog of Christie titles by acquiring further rights to films, TV series, and audio plays. Included in the new deal is Seasons 9-12 of David Suchet’s depiction of legendary detective Poirot, meaning BritBox will eventually be the home to all-but-one series of the ITV show. Seasons 9-12 drop today. BritBox will also add newly restored versions of ITV’s Marple and Partners In Crime, as well as TV movies such as The Seven Dials Mystery and The Secret Adversary.
Ki Price is better known for his fashion photography, but in lockdown he’s turned his camera on the empty streets of central London.These haunting black and white shots show some of the city’s usually-busiest parts, looking eerily empty. Never thought we’d get all sentimental about the thought of shouldering our way through a crammed Oxford Street, or crashing elbows with the next table at a Chinatown diner, but this did the trick. Can’t wait to be wandering these streets again, when it’s safe to.
The six volumes of Walter Thornbury’s London Old & New, filled with richly detailed engravings, prove irresistible to me for compelling visions of a city I barely recognise. Published in the eighteen-seventies, they evoke a London that had passed away at the beginning of the century and contrast this with the recent wonders of the Victorian age which prefigure the city we know today.
These images are incredible. If you don’t subscribe to Spitalfields Life, you absolutely should immediately.
It’s been seven long weeks since the National Trust closed its properties, parks and gardens to the public. But, for anyone missing their fix of picturesque greenery and opulent stately homes there’s some good news on the horizon. From today (Wednesday May 13), the National Trust says it will be ‘working on plans to reopen’.
Following the prime minister’s announcement on Sunday that people could now take unlimited exercise outdoors and drive to other destinations, the National Trust has said it will ‘start opening some car parks in England, in line with government advice, so that people can access fresh air, open space and nature.’
While its pay-for-entry sites, including houses and gardens, remain closed at the moment, the trust says that when government guidance allows for its sites to reopen it will ‘introduce a pre-booking system’ in order to maintain social distancing.
Ghosts and Home are two of my new favorite British TV shows – worth getting HBOMax for them alone!
This was a fascinating story – well done chaps!
Entailment in English Inheritance Laws during the Regency Era
These pictures are stunning (and you should subscribe to Spitalfields Life – it’s an amazing blog).
On a warm Thursday in Soho, Dean Street is deserted. “This is relatively busy for lockdown Soho”, says Clare Lynch, a DJ at Soho Radio, who has kept her morning show on air since late March from her Brewer Street flat. She points out “two or three” people pottering around — the area’s electoral roll counts 2,000 Soho inhabitants, and Lynch, standing well away from me, says the actual number is 3,500. During quarantine, the capital has drained outwards.
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.
This is great! What a great resource Ian has put together.
On lockdown with Tower of London’s BeefeatersStarted by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London has stood on the banks of the River Thames for over 900 years.During that time it has been home to kings and queens, the Royal Mint, housed the Crown Jewels and ravens.The Tower is guarded by 37 Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) who live on the site with their families.Normally open to visitors, the site is currently closed to members of the public, so what is it like to be there during the coronavirus lockdown?The BBC Travel Show reports.
Watch here: Source – On lockdown with Tower of London’s Beefeaters – BBC News
The remains of a rare 19th Century dock built for Charles Darwin’s ship HMS Beagle has been recognised as a site of national importance.The submerged mud berth on the River Roach in Rochford, Essex, will now be protected against unauthorised change.The ship, launched in 1820, allowed Darwin to make observations that led to his theory of natural selection.”We are glad to see this site in a quiet corner of Essex given national protection,” said Historic England.”This is a fascinating example of a rare piece of maritime history.”Paglesham mudflats, near Southend, was thought to be the last resting place of the Beagle and investigations into the site began last year.The team from Wessex Archaeology were able to reveal the outline of the dock using a drone fitted with a specialist camera.
Ever wanted to know the stories behind some of the most famous photographs of the British royal family? In anticipation of next year’s opening of the exhibition Life Through a Royal Lens at Kensington Palace, Historic Royal Palaces is hosting an intimate curator talk.Historic Royal Palaces’ Joint Chief Curator Lucy Worsley interviews Claudia Acott-Williams, author of ‘The Crown in Focus’ and curator of the 2021 exhibition, Life Through a Royal Lens, delving deeper into the world of royal image making across the centuries.In this intimate 1 hour talk online, Lucy and Claudia will explore the iconic public and personal images of the most photographed family in the world, and the relationship between monarchy and media, from Queen Victoria to the present day. The conversation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions on anything from Lucy’s television costumes, to Claudia’s favourite images, or insights from her extensive research to prepare for the exhibition.Register now for the event This event is free to join, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford. The six palaces under the care of Historic Royal Palaces are currently closed as part of the national effort to defeat the coronavirus. As an independent charity that generates all our own funds, we – like many of you – are facing unprecedented challenges. Any support you can give will be put to our essential costs of caring for the palaces.Historic Royal Palaces is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (No. 1068852).We look forward to you joining our online event.
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What a stunning old photo of one of my favourite places in London!
I’m currently using this as my phone wallpaper. It’s beautiful, sublime. And I’ve been there.
The Old Manor House boats over 9,000 sq. ft. of living space, a large garden studded with palm trees magnificent views over St Michael’s Mount. It’s on the market for £2,250,000. Built in 1775, many of the original features survive, including the stone façade, slate floors, open fireplaces, sash windows (to make the most of …
This was fascinating. I’ve actually been here and it’s a very beautiful place.