Fanueil Hall is one of Boston's many buildings done in a British style. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Kissimmee, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Cricketers Arms, George and Dragon, the Chippy, Victoria and Albert, Coconut Willy’s Pub: only the latter tells you that you are not in rainy England but in the sunny greater area of Orlando, Florida.

The Sunshine State is for many Brits, who prefer it to Spain because people speak English and property is cheaper, and is a convenient seven-hour flight from Heathrow. And Kissimmee is right in the thick of it. Many of the U.K. residents live off the visitors to Walt Disney World and the NASA Space Centre, so the quiet life is only an option in the off-season.

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By William Kay