Approval Rate: 70%
Excellent place to visit and live, has plenty of culture and not as cheesey as America.
America's strongest ally. Some of the best rock music of all time came out of England.
Primarily known for aristocrat, wrestler, and wrestling commentator Lord Alfred Hayes.
England is a very nice place. Awseome attractions. The only thing I didn't like is that one moment, it is sunny and warm and the next moment, it is freezing cold and pouring rain. See what I mean
take me to the pub
want to visit instead of stop over
one of the three greatest contries in the world- just behind america and a little above france (brits r actually NICE)
pricks. Gotta love the women tho. accent is HOT!!!!!
Another place I wish I had gone to while living in Europe...cold and rainy but charming too.
Apart from the fact that the native cuisine is atrocious, and the coffee tastes like it was drained off a corpse, this is a rewarding place for the traveller. London is vibrant, exciting and impossible to fully explore in a lifetime, and places like the Cornish coast, the Yorkshire moors, and the Borderlands are magnificent. Many of the major cities are industrial hells, but the smaller towns and villages are often jewels.It is expensive, granted, but its worth it.
polish invaded england
I want to go here again. Not too hot, not too cold. Temperatures in the summer rarely get over 75 F (24 C) or so I hear. I also like how it rains alot too. Definately a place to consider for future trips. I didn't get a chance to explore the country whereas we stayed in suburban London. Food is alright too.
"God Save The Queen" God save the queen The fascist regime They made you a moron Potential H-bomb God save the queen She ain't no human being There is no future In England's dreaming Don't be told what you want Don't be told what you need There's no future, no future, No future for you God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God saves God save the queen 'Cause tourists are money And our figurehead Is not what she seems Oh God save history God save your mad parade Oh Lord God have mercy All crimes are paid When there's no future How can there be sin We're the flowers in the dustbin We're the poison in your human machine We're the future, your future God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God saves God save the queen We mean it man And there is no future In England's dreaming No future, no future, No future for you No future, no future, No future for me No future, no future, No future for you No future, no future For you...SEX PISTOLS
Tah-Tah and Cheerio!
You could spend weeks (or months) in London and not see all the gems of the city. . .but England offers more for the lucky traveller- there are picturesque small towns that can be visited by rail. . .with the right guide and weather permitting (always dicey in England) one can have an outstanding visit. . .
UPDATE: Please check out my stylish "Rule Britannia" clip on my profile page. ORIGINAL COMMENT:It is still one of the top places to visit, but London is getting expensive!
I never thought I would ever call myself an Anglophile--if only because most Americans who are Anglophiles are elitest snobs: you know, the kind who blindly worship the monarchy and aristocracy while believing that those of Anglo-Saxon heritage are God's gift to mankind, etc. etc. etc. This all changed for me after 1994 when I began graduate (in UK, postgraduate) study. Yes, England has a queen, people enjoy their afternoon teas, fish-n-chips are still flourishing, good manners are still practiced, their ancient universities are still great, if not greatest (OK, I'm a wee bit biased here...) and they still have the undisputably BEST library in the world, the British Library. And yes, the English were still reserved.But I soon realized there was far beneath the surface. It didn't take long of me to realize that they were OVERALL less racist, less judgmental of relationships (whether hetero- or homosexual), more egalitarian, and more environmentally conscious than Americans: or at least ... Read more
Well this is going to be my 100th review and I think it would be right to comment on my Homeland.
I live here and have to say Dr Entropy here has nailed it bang on the head. It's all deteriorated fast since Blair came to power although the slide really started after the end of WW2 and began to accelerate after joining the useless EU. The general behaviour of people is pretty bad and getting worse whether it's rude drivers and grumpy shop assistants at the softer end of things or vicious teenage hooligans (known here as chavs), the increasing numbers of illegal immigrants and the spiralling out of control booze culture at the nastier end. Then again, is there any country now that isn't ridden with criminality of all shades, materialism, lack of spiritual values, corruption etc. It's all a tad depressing really. Where I live is a beautiful part of the country (Cotswolds) but if only we could deport all the chavs and other underclasses to a remote atoll and nuke it.
England is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The weather leaves something to be desired, but the history is facinating!!! Can't wait to get back!
I just came back from the UK (mostly Cornwall & London) last month and was dismayed at how badly things have deteriorated there. Crime is out of control, the credit-fueled boom recklessly encouraged by Gordon Brown has burned out (leaving behind a ton of bankrupts and a enormous load of white-elephant commercial/residential development; I was disgusted to see some of the most beautiful beaches in Devon & Cornwall effectively destroyed by speculative crap...in just the last 5 years!). Worst of all, New labor under Blair has become a caricature of the GOP under Bush(When a friend of mine predicted this 5 years ago, I dismissed it as liberal paranoia-but it's undeniable now). Now Blair's legacy to the UK will be: 1. Joining Bush in the doomed-from-the-start Iraqi quagmire 2. Rows and rows of hideous suburban development a-la-Houston all across the once-beautiful English countryside 3. Plenty of casinos where fools can gamble away their hard-earned dole money 4. Pubs open all nigh... Read more
Contrary to the movies and BBC, the Brits are Ugly Brutish People... especially the women! The native food is horrendous. The place is cold and damp, and the only redeeming value is that they have some culture (compared to Americans). Although, even this is quickly lost to the fact that they are trying soooo hard to emulate the USA.
Never been here, but based on Aussie food, which is pretty close to English, I gotta admit, if you're from America or any other country, you're going to be in for a rude awakening. This country needs a kitchen intervention, big time! I can't believe in this age of cookbooks and mass exportation of American culture, that a people could suck at cooking so much! A word of warning to American visitors and most other people accustomed to decent food: BRING ENOUGH SNACKS FROM HOME AS YOU CAN! Not chocolates, those are nice there though. You will not believe the crap you'll find in the potato chip aisles, the soup aisles and most other ones. I was born on a former British colony in the Caribbean, but I guess our black cooking and our close connections with America have improved the cuisine tremendously. Culture shock, ha, talk about cuisine shock!
I visited England years ago.There is tons of History there,and quite a nightlife.The museums and theater are top-notch.I found the people there neither snobby nor very friendly.The food was atrocious then,but I have been told it has improved.I can not admire their imperialism throughout history,but they are not alone in such behavior.Tony Blair is a spineless Bush puppet-but at least the people there seem to know this.
Lojack, again it was the British empire and not the english empire. Has its share of castles and things to see and do, but you do have to put up with some of the people. The further south you go the ruder they get. Also part of the United Kingdom but they seem to get way more attention then Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K.
Did some loony say Scotland and Wales are part of England? That person was obviously asleep during geography lessons (or any lessons I suspect). Fick or wot? Anyway, Britain can be very nice and the countryside is often very beautiful. There are good rstaurants to be be found too if you know where to look. No one in their right mind would exist on the stodgy pies and mushy peas that some poor misguided fools call food. One day, with Jamie Oliver's help, Britain may start eating better. More fruit and veg and less flesh is the way. Clean soul, clean bowel. I am a Londoner living in the south west.
Fantastic, and very easy, place to visit. Lots of things to do, friendly natives, and good food if you know what to avoid.
I went to England to visit my grandmother last summer. I loved my time there, the culture, the green hills of the countryside, many interesting buildings, the great pubs. London was great. I hope I can go back again soon.
It is a country of snooty people, but I don't understand the reason. The only 2 universal men they have had were Newton and Shakespeare (whose real origin is still mysterious). The two greatest civilisation of Europe are France and Germany, not certainly Britain. Ridiculous CapAnson when he says that Britain was good to support USA in the war against terror. Naaaaaa. Don't joke and don't look CNN. It is only imperialism. Britain has lost his empire, but USA took over it. The world will be better when AngloSaxon people will be at their home and not to break world's testicle with their mission of civilisation.
My home, always has been and always will be. Amazing history. Our food may not be the best on the planet, but where else can you get a decent cup of Earl Grey Tea, Baked Beans and Maltesers? We have the Houses of Paliament, The Tower of London, The River Thames, The London Eye and Big Ben to name but a few. We have some of the most beautiful country-sides. What I love most about England is the weather. It's so unpredictable. We can have four seasons in one day, the coldest winters and this gives enough room to look forward to the occasional hot summers.
I've joined this site for 1 reason, to inform that illiterate idiot LOJACK of what a complete PRICK he is! England is a fine country agreed, but so is SCOTLAND and so is WALES! What the hell is that halfwit droning on about saying Scotland and Wales are in England The 2 latter countries probably have as much if not more history as fantastic England It's idiots like you that give your countrymen a bad name, ie the english are a conceited arrogant lot.... That's what most people think you know, I'm not saying that at all but LOJACK needs to get a grip and stop posting messages about subjects he knows nothing about.
Unfortunately, I've only been to London, but I must say, I truly enjoyed England! Most of the people were quite nice. LOADS of history and culture there. The English are not, however, known for their cooking, so (though I thought it was ok), you may want to avoid bangers and mash and whatnot. Things are also very expensive in London. Still, certain worth seeing. I hope to go again soon!
What Can I Say ? It is my homeland. There is alot of history here. After traveling the world over, I have realized that we are also freindly bunch. Always plenty to do in London.
London is one world's best cities. Great mixture of people. People are friendly and sociable. Can be a little too grey and snobby for my liking though.
I've visited here several times and while I prefer not to comment on the cuisine (lol) I must say that the British have such an interesting and captivating history! It's one thing to learn about it from a text book but when you see the country first hand it truly is remarkable. And the more you go, the more you'll like it.
Ok, people are being so rascist! Yes I said rascist, Americans CAN be cheeseballs but they can be snobby too, same for england. I don't live near london so my accent is not posh, in Cheshire, the sights are amazing and you don't have to worry about being mugged!!!
hay America we did have the largest Empire in the world, so what if we lost it, least we had it whilst you just can't handel the fact that in this day and age Imperialism is frowned upon so you can't ever have your own. shame on you. if you bothered to look outside your steretypes you would be able to see we arn't all snooty imperialist were English, and by the way scotland and wales arnt countrys there all part of england. and ERTRE either your a fool of French, France is nout but a big pile of Sh*t Britain is Blatantly the best of the European countrys ENGLAND, ENGLAND ENGLAND!!!!
drmegatripp You are an idiot who talks garbage. England rocks. I have been there more than 10 times and the people are very friendly. I reccomend the place to everyone who hasn't been there. It rocks!
Where does this bad teeth thing come from? I think some of you are still living in the Victorian age or watch too much bad TV. We have Dentists now you know (sigh...) I am very proud to be British, although I am a tad upset at the way our Country seems to not be our own anymore. With a goverment that isn't worth the toss. However there's good things and bad things about England (same as anywhere) but one thing for sure is, there are alot worse places to be.
This was one of the countries I was considering moving to if George W. Bush is elected. However, I don't think I'd be any better off there because Tony Blair is just George W. Bush's puppet, foolishly involving his country in Bush's war. I've heard the food is awful in England and the weather depressing. I will file England under a nice place to visit, but not to live. UPDATE: Don't feel bad, DaMinx. There are people in America with bad teeth, too. And I'm sure there a plenty of folks in England with white and toothy smiles;it's just that their snaggle-toothed compadres get all the complicity.
drmegatripp..don't fret. It's pretty obvious a lot of contributors on this page haven't been further than their own front door. Guava Monkey's cynicism sums it up though. Mind you, the more you travel, the more you miss the place.
Do you people actually know what you are writing about? 1 star given to outweigh these incorrect comments of pure rubbish. Look at this... an island bravely defended from invaders throughout the centuries, CastleBee * England isn't an island - never has been. Britain is the island's name! Don't hear about them much at the Olympics, Rusty * You never will - there isn't an England in the Olympics! It's the British team in the Olympics! I have been to many places, and Britain is really the worst of them all., SurrenderMonkey * This topic is about England - not Britain! The best places... the hills of the lake district Pennines and Scotland, lordfoulbowel * This topic is about England not Scotland! I think that some people need to realize that England has been the closest ally of the US since WW1, BIGBABY * No that's Britain! It wasn't just English people who died in 9/11. England has supported us in all ways ever since 9-11. Great country, Go Blair! BIGBABY * It's Britain... Read more
Close your eyes and dream of England. From the buzzing metropolis that is London with its palaces, theatres, parks, the River Thames, London Eye, fashio and internatinal cuisine and 500 spoken languages... a history going back hundreds of years to the broad plains of Salisbury and the mystical Stonehenge to the ancient walled Roman and Viking city of York. Or there's the Peak District full of wild heather and running streams and old villages to the Lake District with it's rolling green hills and freshwater lakes to Northumberland on the rocky northeast coast where Christianity first landed - the ancient monastries. Or the rugged cliffs and sheer drops of the north Devon coast or the ancient mystical homeland of King Arthur - Cornwall - with it's rocky cliff tops and the ancient ruins of Tintagel. The flat fens and wheatfields of Norfolk, the white cliffs of Dover, the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge with their many spires and ancient seats of learning, the spectacular New For... Read more
Hmm They speak English.. 5 stars.. but they've got bad teeth.. 1 star. The girls have cute accents.. 5 stars.. but they oppressed my people for hundreds of years.. 1 star. They suppored America in the war on terror - 5 stars.. but did so half-heartedly 3 stars.. and they act snooty and condescending to everybody else even though they don't seem to realize they've lost their entire empire - 1 star
I might also add that Madonna and Britney Spears so desperately need to live there, so it must be a pretty cool place to live. ANSGARD Scotland is not better actually. If you really are Italian you wouldn't even understand their accents.
Where bad food meets bad teeth!
What is *with* these bad teeth and I hate the monarchy lunatics? Firstly, we really don't have bad teeth. I wore a brace for 18 months and now they're fine, thanks very much. As for the monarchy, perhaps some people are just a little bit jealous? Could it be that having a constiutional monarchy without much power of its own is a little better than a monkey-brained idiot as both political leader *and* figurehead (i.e. Bush)?? Yup! This is the greatest nation on the planet, without a doubt about it. Hence our immigration problem, mainly caused by Ozzies desperate to get here and make music (Valance, Minogue) and then they stay. Many famous movie stars and musicians make their homes here or buy second homes. London is a beautiful city at its heart, with the London eye providing an excellent viewpoint from which to see Big Ben, the skyscrapers around Canary Wharf, Hyde Park and the arch of the new Wembley Stadium, the best stadium ever!! We read more than anyone else because we're more... Read more
doh..I mean 5-Great!
I dont like the english, and London sucks but some of the hilly places in the north are fine. Scotland is better obviously