Prepare for the Great Return to London in 2022! After a 4 year hiatus, we're excited to announce that the London Annual, the magazine/guidebook we produced for several years, is BACK! And we need your help to make it happen. It’s becoming increasingly clear that travel to the UK for Americans (and Canadians, Australians, etc) will return to some semblance of normality … [Read more...] about Big News: The London Annual Returns for 2022 – Help Anglotopia and Get a Beautiful Guidebook to London in 2022
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Anglotopia Print Magazine is 2017. Support great long-form writing about Britain by subscribing to the Anglotopia Print Magazine. Subscribe here. Books are my favorite souvenir from my travels in England. I love picking up new books about England for my library back home. Each book is a tangible reminder of the trip and … [Read more...] about London Bookshop Dreams: Adventures in Buying More Books Than My Luggage Can Carry
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the 2018 London Annual. Pre-orders are now open for the 2019 London Annual - your guide to London in 2018. Reserve yours here. In the 2017 London Annual, we wrote an article about the tourist traps that visitors to London should avoid. We got a good response from the article, but everyone wondered, what were some of the … [Read more...] about Our Official London Top 10: Our Personal Favourite Things to See and do in London
It’s that time of year again - time to begin our orders for the London Annual - our guide to what to see and do in London in 2019. This is our third year in producing this special publication and it has become very popular. We're taking advance orders for two weeks! This year’s London Annual will be in the same format as last year’s; it will be 128 full-color pages. It's … [Read more...] about London Alert: Announcing the 2019 London Annual Guide to London in 2019 – Pre-orders Now Open
Besides tea, a couple of drinks that are endemic to Britain's identity are ale and gin. Ale is a combination of yeast, hops, and barley that is warm fermented and there are many different types of beer you can make from it depending on the amount and types of ingredients. Gin, on the other hand, is a spirit developed from juniper berries. Both beverages not only have a … [Read more...] about Tipsy Touring: Your Guide to London Brewery and Gin Distillery Tours
There are plenty of places in London you may not know exist unless someone points them out. You might have to go behind a door or down an alley to find them. You may walk past them all the time without seeing what’s right in front of you. Even so, you may know about them, but not know exactly what they keep hidden from the public. Fortunately, we here at Londontopia will … [Read more...] about More Secret London – Twenty Hidden Places in London for You to Explore
Scenery porn is a phrase used to describe camera shots in films and TV programmes that take a long view of the landscape. Any production that films in a city certainly isn’t immune to it and London has a lot to show off. With that in mind, cinematographers certainly love to linger on shots of London’s skyline and landmarks, making our mouths water at the thought of visiting … [Read more...] about The London Fiver – Five Movies That Make Modern London Look Beautiful
One of the greatest things about London is that most of the museums are free. Government funding and charitable donations ensure that many of London’s best musuems are obligated to keep entry to the general public free (but they can charge extra for special exhibitions). This makes many of the museums more accessible to those who many not be able to afford a trip to the museum. … [Read more...] about The Best of Free London: The Best Free Museums in London
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the 2018 London Annual, and while this special publication is now sold out, you can support great long-form writing about London by subscribing to the Londontopia Print Magazine, debuting in June 2018. Full details here. London is the capital of good bookshops. And while there are dozens of bookshops to explore in London, … [Read more...] about London Annual 2018: Top 10 London Bookshops For the Book Lover
We've been working on this in secret and now we're ready for the big reveal. Introducing The Londontopia Print Magazine. Did you know that there isn’t a magazine on the US market dedicated completely to London? We thought this was odd, so now that we’ve got two years of magazine experience under our belts with the Anglotopia Magazine, today we’re launching a dedicated London … [Read more...] about Introducing the New Londontopia Print Magazine – Order Your Copy Now – Quantities Very Limited
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the 2018 London Annual and is a fixture of each Annual - the new attractions in London along with the places that have sadly closed. Support great longform writing about London by buying the London Annual - 128 full-color pages about London history, culture and travel. We have less than 50 copies of the 2018 edition left - get … [Read more...] about New London Attractions for 2018: New Places and Closures for the Coming Year
Editor's Note: This article is made up of extracts from the 2018 London Annual Guide to London in 2018 written by London expert Laura Porter. It's a massive article - over 20 print pages - too big to post here in one go. We still have copies of the Annual - you can get them here (we're almost out though so move quickly). But since people are planning trips for 2018, I thought … [Read more...] about Trip Planning: Top 10 Exhibitions To Plan Your 2018 Trips to London Around
Now that we've printed and shipped the print version of the 2018 London Annual, the digital PDF version is now available. It looks great on tablets and is the perfect guide for your London trip planning next year. You can buy it here. Here a breakdown of what's included: London in 2018 (over 30 pages!) More Secret London Lloyd’s of London: A History London … [Read more...] about London Alert: 2018 London Annual Digital PDF Edition Now Available
Just a quick post to let people know that we are issuing the FINAL CALL for pre-orders of our 2018 Londontopia Calendar. We need a final count for the printer. We will only be printing what's ordered, so if you want to put some beautiful pictures of London on your wall during 2018, you need to order in the next 48 hours. You can order yours … [Read more...] about London Alert: LAST CHANCE to Order Your 2018 Londontopia Calendar!
LAST CALL - London Annual 2018 Hey, everyone! We need a final quantity count for the 2018 London Annual as we'll be ordering the print run very soon. Because it's 128 pages and expensive to print, we can't order too many extras, so we have to be precise. We need to sell another 100 units for this to be a success, can you help get us there? So, if you want to make sure you … [Read more...] about London Alert: LAST CALL for the 2018 London Annual Special Guidebook – Need Final Count
Last year we published our first London Annual and it was a huge success. We sold over 700. It was a mixture of London travel information and cultural articles on London’s history. The overall feedback was fantastic and people really loved their special London magazine. So, we’re back this year with pre-orders for the London Annual 2018 and we have a BIG change in … [Read more...] about London Alert: Announcing the London Annual 2018 – Now 128 Pages – We Need Your Help to Print!