The British Dialects – an Excellent Vocal Tour

The major native dialects of English are often divided by linguists into the three general categories: the British Isles dialects, those of North America and those of Australasia.

British accentThe United Kingdom is probably the most dialect-obsessed nation in the world. With countless accents shaped by thousands of years of history, there are few English-speaking nations with as many varieties of language in such a small space. Dialects and accents vary amongst the four countries of the United Kingdom, as well as within the countries themselves. READ MORE

London Underground Fascinating Facts

150 fascinating tube facts:

1. There is only one Tube station which does not have any letters of the word ‘mackerel’ in it: St John’s Wood.

2. The average speed on the Underground is 20.5 miles per hour including station stops.

3. During the three-hour morning peak, the busiest Tube station is Waterloo, with around 57,000 people entering. READ MORE

London’s Floating Cafe, The Waterside

The Waterside is a floating café in a picturesque setting with swans, geese and ducks in the neighborhood called Little Venice in London.

The Waterside Cafe

As London’s only floating cafe, if you are looking for a unique place to enjoy food and drinks with loved ones or friends, The Waterside Cafe is an ideal choice.

 

Explore England in the Age of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare turns 450

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare!

Today 23rd April is widely regarded as William Shakespeare’s birthday. Shakespeare is one of the most well known and influential playwrights of our time. Though little is known about William Shakespeare’s personal life, his works such as “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “King Lear,” have influenced literature and theater for over 400 years.

Most of us will have quoted the playwright thousands of times without knowing it. Ever been “in a pickle” or had “too much of a good thing”? Perhaps friends have “eaten (you) out of house and home” or had you “in stitches” over a joke. These are just a handful of well-used sayings that come courtesy of Shakespeare. READ MORE

UK and London in the Highest Resolution (VIDEO)

London video in high resolution
This archive of England 4K footage was created by the award winning team of specialized cinematographers and colorists from Creative Media Group.

Their award winning stock footage archive of England 4K contains many never-before-seen stock footage shots. While processing this England 4K footage the CMG team of creative professionals developed proprietary work-flows and innovative techniques that allowed them to pull out rich vibrant colors and process ultra high-resolution video content. Some of this England 4K footage was created by specially programmed and engineered pieces of patent-pending technology.