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 […]
It has been a very exciting year for us here at Anglotopia and Londontopia. Last February, we launched our very own print magazine and it has been a huge success for us. We love making the magazine and people love reading it. As we prepare the final issue for the first year, we have two […]
Greenwich is one of our favorite places in London to visit. This lovely short video from Visit London highlights some of the things to see and do.
The folks over at Ancestry.com are offering up the chance to win a free trip to London. Here are the prize details: In total, three (3) Grand Prizes will be awarded – one (1) for each of the Entry Periods. Each Grand Prize Winner (“Winner”), upon the Administrator’s verification of eligibility, will receive a trip […]
One of the biggest bugbears for travelers and commuters alike is that the Tube closes every night (usually at midnight) and doesn’t re-open until early in the morning. This is a lesson most travelers learn at 4:30am in the morning when they’re trying to get somewhere in London only to find the Tube closed (happened […]
I could sit at Heathrow Airport all day and watch airplanes take of and land. This cool video shows a bunch of movements in timelapse, very cool. I recommend listening on mute – the music isn’t great.
We Londonphiles now finally have a way to express our love for London in the hot new trend of Emoji’s. Londonmoji is the brand new app for iPhone and Android featuring 130+ Londonmojis that let you bring a bit of the capital’s flair to your chat. You can even create your own Londonmoji, with you as the […]