In this fascinating video Museum of London’s Senior Curator of Contemporary History talks about the Great Smog of 1952. If you watched ‘The Crown’ on Netflix – this provides some interesting background to the episode where this was central to the plot.
Mobile apps have changed the way many of us travel in London. They’ve enriched trips and made them better. One way they’ve made them better is getting a ride when you need one. Apps like Uber and Lyft have changed the game in many major cities for taxis. The problem is that in London, there […]
This was simply too beautiful not to share. Here’s a lovely, short timelapse video of Tower Bridge as sunset, opening and closing.
The London Transport Museum in London has an enormous collection and they couldn’t possibly keep it all on display. So, they have a storage depot in Acton. It’s not normally open to the public. But on a few days of the year, it’s opened for general visitors. Here are the details for this year’s opening: […]
London is a city that is forever changing. That means that you’ll almost always find something new to do in London no matter how many times you’ve been there. The last few years have seen some really cool and innovative new attractions open in London; here are a few you should plan for your next […]
Londinium was the Roman name given to the settlement they founded on the Thames, after their successful invasion of Britain. There are still traces of Roman London all over the city. So, we thought it would be fun to put together 10 interesting facts and figures about Roman London that you might not know. […]
If you pass through Piccadilly Circus after today, you will be presented with an unusual sight. The adverts that have adorned a building in the circus have been switched off. No, it’s not a sudden change of heart that advertising is terrible. It’s part of a major renovation of the sign. From the BBC: The billboard, […]
A look at the Piccadilly Circus of the Swinging Sixties! A lot of what is shown here no longer exists as it was soon “modernized” to meet the demands of a changing world. Also a look underground Piccadilly to see sights that few people have ever seen. Very cool video!
London’s Borough Market has gotten into the Christmas spirit by creating the world’s longest Christmas paperchain. From Borough Market: The UK’s longest paper chain has been unveiled at Borough Market. Members of the public were invited to spread the love by contributing festive messages to the chain which at 472 metres long, is over 150 […]
Happy Friday everyone! Just a quick note to everyone that renewals for the first batch of Anglotopia Magazine subscribers have begun. If you started your subscription last February, look out for a separate email with renewal instructions to pay for 2017. You can also just purchase a new subscription and it will start with the […]
Get your wands ready! Harry Potter & The Cursed Child has proven to be a big hit in London’s West End; that’s despite the criticism the story has received from many Harry Potter fans (personally I enjoyed it, more than the movie that came out last weekend). The show is sold out until next year. […]
While I’m a little mystified as to why Heathrow feels the need to advertise as most people don’t have a choice in whether or not they use the airport, I’m glad they have. They’ve made a lovely and adorable Christmas advert about two bears coming home for Christmas. Who’s cutting onions in here?!?!? Watch it […]
Earlier this year we were lucky to get a special tour of abandoned Aldwych Tube Station and many people asked us how they could do the same thing. They have since offered more tours but they sold out. Well, the Museum of London just announced MORE tours for next year, so if you’re fast this […]
This looks like a very fun exhibition – going to have to check it out when I’m in London next year for Christmas. Here are the details: Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye Museum’s period living rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated from […]
738. That’s how many people have subscribed to the Anglotopia Magazine in Print and Digital Form since we launched the magazine earlier this year. We’re now preparing to publish the fourth issue this year (it’s coming, we’re almost done and sending it to the printers soon). The reaction to the magazine has been completely positive […]
We got this news a little too late to include in the 2017 London Annual but the London Transport Museum has announced their two major exhibitions for 2017. Here are the details from the London Transport Museum. Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City 19 May to 3 September 2017 Sounds of the City […]
This week over at Anglotees we have a beautiful new design dedicated to England. We dream of England daily. Sometimes is feels like a knot in our heads, a jumble of English things that we love. This design is a representation of that feeling and desire to want to be in England right now! Next up […]
London is getting a brand new museum in a place that is centuries old. Located in the heart of the City of London, Charterhouse is a former monastery that was turned into an alms house. Here are some more details on the history: Hidden away in the heart of Smithfields is an unknown tourist gem, […]
The Painted Hall, at the Old Royal Naval College, one of the Jewels of Greenwich will be closing for 6 months from Sunday. This is one of the most amazing things you need to see in Greenwich but if you’re planning on seeing it for the next 6 months, remove it from your itineraries. Why […]
Now, this is a lovely news story. Clapham Common Tube Station in London has been overtaken by cats. Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (CATS) ran a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to remove all the ads in a Tube Station and replace them with pictures of cats. They were a success and now the […]
On Sunday 4th September an enormous structure representing the 17th century London skyline will be set alight as it floats on the river Thames. London 1666 commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and is designed by artist David Best, in collaboration with Artichoke. Part of the London’s Burning Festival. This is […]