Lovely Photos of the Seaside Town of Whitstable, England (+Virtual Walk)

Acorn TV recently filmed a TV adaptation of the Whitstable Pearl mystery series, and its Whitstable, Kent setting is a location you don’t often see in British TV shows. To celebrate the new series, we thought it would be fun to share a little more about the town of Whitstable, along with a photographic walk …

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113 of the Most Interesting Demonyms for British Towns & Cities

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Whether you’re talking about cities or countries, states or towns, most places have some kind of name for the people who live there. People who live in Ireland are Irish, people from London are Londoners, and so on. Those place-related names are called demonyms (not to be confused with nicknames). For the most part, demonyms …

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What is Robert Burns Night & Why Do People Celebrate It?

To those not accustomed to the Scottish tradition, Robert Burns Night might seem an odd thing. In the middle of the cold, dark, long winter, Scots (and many non-Scots with Scottish ancestry) come together to read the poetry of Robert “Rabbie” Burns, enjoy some traditional music, and eat a meal of soup, haggis, neeps, and …

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How to Get British Products Forwarded to the US or Canada (When They Don’t Ship There)

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Whether you’re an ex-pat missing things from home, a frequent visitor who’s fallen in love with British products, or just a devoted Anglophile who wants to buy something from a British business, international shipping can be a headache. Though many shops DO ship to the US or Canada, there are many that don’t. Even when …

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Unbelievably Festive Photos of Bath, England’s Christmas Market

It’s been a strange year, and all over the world, Christmas markets have been cancelled. While most of us know it’s the right thing to do to help more people survive and prevent hospitals from becoming overloaded, it’s certainly not the fun choice. Instead of moping around, though, we thought we’d take a look at …

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What’s a Full English Breakfast – and Where Did the Tradition Come From?

If you’ve ever been to England, you may have noticed something unusual on the menu: the “Full English Breakfast”. If it’s your first time in England, you may not be familiar with the term.  Does it refer to a multi-course breakfast? A breakfast that consists of every single British breakfast food? Not really. So what …

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