Tag Archives: British Landmarks

Why Are London’s Red Phone Boxes Turning Green?

The classic red British phone box, as designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and beloved of Anglophiles and Inspector Spacetime alike, has been in decline for over 30 years. Officially discontinued in favor of a steely glass box, not ...

From “Monkey Hangers” to “Spireites”: Affectionate Nicknames for British Townspeople

Every town has its own story, its own sports team and a cute nickname for its own citizens. Sometimes these are little more than a twist on the name of the town itself—Mancunians, Bristolians, Dundonians—and sometimes there are ...

Eight Natural Wonders of the British Isles

Note: there are far, far more than eight natural wonders in the British Isles; the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, the various coves and stacks dotted all around the coastline, almost all of Cornwall; they all deserve representation, as does ...