Iconic British Things

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 …

Canada Bans Marmite, Irn Bru and Ovaltine

Before we get into this, let’s just put to one side the idea that any banning of these most British of foodstuffs is to do with how they taste, OK? That snarky behaviour will not be welcomed, partly because it is bad manners, but …

Iconic British Things (A Footnote)

Everyone takes ownership of the things they love, to a greater or lesser extent. You listen to your favorite singer or watch your favorite TV show for long enough, and it feels like it belongs to you personally, never mind the fact that …

Iconic British Things No.14: The Mini

It’s interesting to think that without the Suez Crisis in the late 1950s, a British design classic would never have been born. Never mind your Prius or hybrids, this is the first mass-marketed car which was designed to operate on …