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Biking in Britain: 2-Wheeled Travel in Cities and Countryside

by Mark Harris While America is in the middle of National Bike Month, the UK has to get by with a Bike Week, this year runnin…

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  • PancakeBot to Dazzle Dress: Britain’s Maker Faire

    PancakeBot to Dazzle Dress: Britain’s Maker Faire

    by Amanda Castleman Reflective haute couture and pancakes custom drawn by a LEGO machine are among the oddities taking over Newcastle, England, this weekend during the Maker Faire UK, an annual two-day festival of creativity. Inventors are converging for a celebration of arts, crafts, science and engineering at the Centre for Life April 27-28. The [...] More »

  • Look into Royal Life: Visiting the Queen’s Homes

    Look into Royal Life: Visiting the Queen’s Homes

    Queen Elizabeth II may be getting older, but she’s barely slowing down. The Queen celebrated her 87th birthday on April 21 with one of her favorite activities: watching horse races at Newbury Racecourse. If you’re in the UK this summer, watch for a more formal public birthday celebration in London with an annual parade called [...] More »

  • Britain Gets in the Groove for Record Store Day

    Britain Gets in the Groove for Record Store Day

    Thousands of excited British teenagers will be getting up early next Saturday morning to wait in line for David Bowie’s brand new 7-inch single on vinyl. No, you haven’t entered a time warp to 1975, and yes, Britain does have CDs and MP3s like the rest of the world. In Britain as elsewhere, Saturday April [...] More »

  • Easier than Everest: Bagging Britain’s Highest Peaks

    Easier than Everest: Bagging Britain’s Highest Peaks

    If you’re not quite a mountaineer but would like to say you climbed a country’s highest mountain, Britain is the place for you. The tallest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales are all fairly easy to reach, in areas offer plenty to do when you're not on the mountain. Relatively fit and experienced hikers can [...] More »

  • New UK Citizenship Test Asks: How British Are You?

    New UK Citizenship Test Asks: How British Are You?

    The British Home Office has updated the information that British citizenship applicants have to study. The new version of the British citizenship test and the accompanying guide, "Life in the UK," are an update since 2007, placing more emphasis on history, people, and British achievements — both historical and current. The test’s online sample questions [...] More »

  • Boat Race Begs Question: Which Is Best, Oxford or Cambridge?

    Boat Race Begs Question: Which Is Best, Oxford or Cambridge?

    On Easter Sunday, Oxford and Cambridge will meet again for the 159th edition of the Boat Race on the Thames. The race, one of the world’s oldest ongoing sporting events, pits students and alumni from the two prestigious “Oxbridge” universities against one another for (mostly) good-natured predictions beforehand and jubilation (or sorrow) afterward. An estimated [...] More »

  • Today’s Top British Authors Are Popular Worldwide

    Today’s Top British Authors Are Popular Worldwide

    “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published in June 1997, launching its author, J.K. Rowling, to worldwide success. As with many British authors before her, Rowling’s name and the characters she created will live on for generations. But Rowling is only one of a host of internationally acclaimed modern British authors. The last 15 [...] More »

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  • Wales

    Found on a peninsular in the mid-west of Great Britain, Wales retains the strong personality of its … More »

  • Scotland

    The land of Loch Ness, men wearing kilts, whisky and the bagpipes, Scotland tells those who know … More »

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    With its 950 km of coastline and nine picturesque and charming regions, England is the largest … More »