JetBlue Still Plans To Launch Transatlantic Flights In Late 2021 – London Air Travel

JetBlue has maintained plans to launch transatlantic flights from London from late 2021, in spite of COVID-19.

Source: JetBlue Plans To Launch Transatlantic Flights In Late 2021 – London Air Travel

#britishtravel

WIN a luxury holiday to Britain in 2020 for two including free international flights – Discover Britain

Enter our competition for your chance to win a holiday in Britain for two worth up to £5,000, including free international flights

Source: WIN a luxury holiday to Britain in 2020 for two including free international flights – Discover Britain

#travel

Lungs, Old Vic: Socially-Distanced Theatre Returns To The London Stage

Lungs is returning to the Old Vic in June, as Claire Foy and Matt Smith partake in London’s first socially distanced theatre show.

Source: Lungs, Old Vic: Socially-Distanced Theatre Returns To The London Stage

#london

#londontheatre

Last Night of the Proms will go ahead live at the Royal Albert Hall

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,

Source: Last Night of the Proms will go ahead live at the Royal Albert Hall

#britishculture

#britishmusic

Suspension of all Houses of Parliament tours extended until September 1st

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.

Tours

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.

Source: Suspension of all tours and other non-essential visits extended – News from Parliament – UK Parliament

#london

#parliament

Wartime diaries of Churchill’s daughter to Two Roads | The Bookseller

Two Roads has acquired the wartime diaries of Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter, Mary, following a three-way auction.

Source: Wartime diaries of Churchill’s daughter to Two Roads | The Bookseller

This will definitely be worth reading when it comes out next year!

#churchill

#britishhistory

#worldwarii

Then (1616) and now (1890) Map of London

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Click to view the full size and get the full effect!

#london

#britishistory

This is Important: Coronavirus: Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled – BBC News

From 8 June, people arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days – but some workers will be exempt.

Source: Coronavirus: Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled – BBC News

#britishtravel

#london

JK Rowling debunks Harry Potter creation myths | News | The Times

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

Source: JK Rowling debunks Harry Potter creation myths | News | The Times

#harrypotter

Museum of London, Barbican and City icons launch culture platform

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

Source: Museum of London, Barbican and City icons launch culture platform

#london

W1A cast reveal BBC’s COVID-19 ‘Bounce Back Group’ in parody video call – Radio Times

Hugh Bonneville and co reprised their characters from the hit sitcom for a new clip

Source: W1A cast reveal BBC’s COVID-19 ‘Bounce Back Group’ in parody video call – Radio Times

#britishtv

‘Staged’: David Tennant & Michael Sheen To Star In BBC Lockdown Comedy – Deadline

Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen have signed up for BBC lockdown comedy Staged.

Source: ‘Staged’: David Tennant & Michael Sheen To Star In BBC Lockdown Comedy – Deadline

#britistv

This is Incredible! The Wonderground Map | The Art Institute of Chicago

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.

Source: The Wonderground Map | The Art Institute of Chicago

#london

#tube

National Gallery acquires three ‘outstanding’ 18th century paintings | London Evening Standard

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

Source: National Gallery acquires three ‘outstanding’ 18th century paintings | London Evening Standard

#britishart

#london

Hay Festival 2020 | how to watch & full schedule highlights – Radio Times

Hay Festival normally takes place in Wales every year, but has moved online during the pandemic

Source: Hay Festival 2020 | how to watch & full schedule highlights – Radio Times

Lots of great talks and they’re all free!

#britishbooks

When will museums and galleries reopen in London after lockdown?

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

Source: When will museums and galleries reopen in London after lockdown?

Looks like the answer is “don’t know” but “probably July.”

#london

National Gallery puts Van Gogh and Monet art on London billboards

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

Source: National Gallery puts Van Gogh and Monet art on London billboards

This is great.

You can also see a ton of great British at our new website SeeBritish.Art!

#britishart

Stonehenge To Live Stream Summer Solstice For The First Time In History

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.

Source: Stonehenge To Live Stream Summer Solstice For The First Time In History

#history

#wiltshire

Anglotopia Mentioned in The Alfred Daily – 7th May 2020 – This is Alfred

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 …

Source: The Alfred Daily – 7th May 2020 – This is Alfred

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.

#shaftesbury

#dorset

BritBox To Become “Comprehensive” Home Of Agatha Christie In America – Deadline

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.

Source: BritBox To Become “Comprehensive” Home Of Agatha Christie In America – Deadline

#britishtv

Soho, The Emptiest You’ve Ever Seen It | Londonist

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.

Source: Soho, The Emptiest You’ve Ever Seen It | Londonist

#london

#lockdown

In Long Forgotten London | Spitalfields Life

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.

Source: In Long Forgotten London | Spitalfields Life

These images are incredible. If you don’t subscribe to Spitalfields Life, you absolutely should immediately.

#london

#history

The National Trust to reopen UK sites with a pre-booking policy

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.

Source: The National Trust to reopen UK sites with a pre-booking policy

#britishtravel

#tourism

#nationaltrust

British TV Series Whose US Premieres Will Be on HBO Max – The British TV Place

Source: British TV Series Whose US Premieres Will Be on HBO Max – The British TV Place

Ghosts and Home are two of my new favorite British TV shows – worth getting HBOMax for them alone!

#britishtv

Two men and a dog chasing an Arctic dream in a lifeboat – BBC News

Two architects bought a retired Scottish ferry lifeboat and converted it for the adventure of a lifetime.

Source: Two men and a dog chasing an Arctic dream in a lifeboat – BBC News

This was a fascinating story – well done chaps!

Splashmaps: London Street Map Face Mask – SHIPPING AFTER MAY 17TH – Anglotopia Store

Splashmaps: London Street Map Face Mask – SHIPPING AFTER MAY 17TH

Source: Splashmaps: London Street Map Face Mask – SHIPPING AFTER MAY 17TH – Anglotopia Store

TfL: THE IMPOSSIBLE FINANCES OF FIGHTING A PANDEMIC – London Reconnections

TFL: THE IMPOSSIBLE FINANCES OF FIGHTING A PANDEMIC

Source: TfL: THE IMPOSSIBLE FINANCES OF FIGHTING A PANDEMIC – London Reconnections

#london

#thetube

English Historical Fiction Authors: Entailment in English Inheritance Laws during the Regency Era

Entailment in English Inheritance Laws during the Regency Era

Source: English Historical Fiction Authors: Entailment in English Inheritance Laws during the Regency Era

#history

#statelyhomes

 

Lucinda Douglas-Menzies At Butler’s Wharf | Spitalfields Life

Source: Lucinda Douglas-Menzies At Butler’s Wharf | Spitalfields Life

These pictures are stunning (and you should subscribe to Spitalfields Life – it’s an amazing blog).

#london

#history

The new normal: How Soho’s cultural institutions are planning for life after lockdown | London Evening Standard

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.

Source: The new normal: How Soho’s cultural institutions are planning for life after lockdown | London Evening Standard

#london

In Case You Were Wondering, This is Wrong – BRITMEMES

Image buttered toast in tea meme this is wrong in Britmemes’s images album

Source: buttered toast in tea meme this is wrong – BRITMEMES

#memes

#humor

What is Anglophile.me?

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.

Virtual museum tours – ianVisits – London news and events


While the museums and galleries have locked their doors there’s a chance to wander their empty halls alone, virtually.

Source: Virtual museum tours – ianVisits – London news and events

This is great! What a great resource Ian has put together.

#london

#history

Coronavirus: Stonehenge summer solstice gathering cancelled – BBC News


The ban on mass gatherings has ruled out the event that normally attracts 10,000 visitors. This year’s summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge have been cancelled because of the ban on mass gatherings prompted by the coronavirus.

Source: Coronavirus: Stonehenge summer solstice gathering cancelled – BBC News

#history

#stonehenge

#salisbury

#wiltshire

On lockdown with Tower of London’s Beefeaters – BBC News

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

Fascinating!

#london

#history

#toweroflondon

They’re here and they’re beautiful! – Union Jack Face Masks

Union Jack Face Mask - British Made Facemask with Union Flag

Order yours here:

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#anglotopiaimports
#unionjack
#britishproducts

TfL Coronavirus Guidelines: New Rules For Travel Have Been Revealed

TfL have unveiled a raft of new coronavirus guidelines – from face coverings to new cleaning regimes – that will help stop the spread of the virus.

Source: TfL Coronavirus Guidelines: New Rules For Travel Have Been Revealed

#london

#thetube

 

Map of London’s trees – Big Think

TreeTalk finds rare arboreal treasures among London’s common foliage.

Source: Map of London’s trees – Big Think

#london

HMS Beagle: Dock for Darwin’s ship gets protected status – 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.

Source: HMS Beagle: Dock for Darwin’s ship gets protected status – BBC News

#bbc

#history

Live and Free Lucy Worsley Royal Image Curator Talk

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.

Source: Royal Image Curator Talk | Kensington Palace | Historic Royal Palaces

#lectures

#royals

#history

#lucyworsley

Tea Meme: British Hierarchy of Needs – BRITMEMES

Image British Hierarchy of Needs in Britmemes’s images album

Source: British Hierarchy of Needs – BRITMEMES

#tea

#humor

#memes

This Virus Sucks, I Wanted Zombies – BRITMEMES

Image 6p96pail1nu41 in Britmemes’s images album

Source: 6p96pail1nu41 – BRITMEMES

Old London – Trafalgar Square Night – British History Photos

Image Old London – Trafalgar Square Night in Old London Postcards album

Source: Old London – Trafalgar Square Night – British History Photos

What a stunning old photo of one of my favourite places in London!

#history

#photos

#london

#trafalgarsquare

Trouble Brewing…. – BRITMEMES

Image Photo May 10, 2020 at 95238 PM in Britmemes’s images album

Source: Trouble Brewing…. – BRITMEMES

#memes

#humor

My Current Phone Wallpaper – Tintern Abbey, The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window, 1794 – See British Art

Image Tintern Abbey, The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window, 1794 in Jonathan’s images album

Source: Tintern Abbey, The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window, 1794 – See British Art

I’m currently using this as my phone wallpaper. It’s beautiful, sublime. And I’ve been there.

Best places to live in the UK countryside | Home | The Sunday Times

Silver linings from the Covid crisis have come in two shades. There are the plane-free skies, fume-free air and the sound of birdsong. And then there’s the free time, which can be used for reflection

Source: Best places to live in the UK countryside | Home | The Sunday Times

A home in Britain’s oldest chartered town with gorgeous library, indoor pool and romantic views over St Michael’s Mount – Country Life

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 …

Source: A home in Britain’s oldest chartered town with gorgeous library, indoor pool and romantic views over St Michael’s Mount – Country Life

Sausage Henge. LOL.

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#memes
#humor

Emergency Bunting

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#britmemes
#humor

This was fascinating. I’ve actually…

This was fascinating. I’ve actually been here and it’s a very beautiful place.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/05/06/1000-year-old-mill-starts-up-again-keep-homes-uk-supplied-with-flour/

#history
#dorset
#articles